Who We Are
We are Mujer, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of women volunteers who share a strong desire to serve our Latino community! We were founded in 1981 in the heart of Phoenix and very soon adopted a community outreach program called Project Mana! (Mana is from the Spanish word “Hermana” meaning “Sister.”) Our mission is to serve Latina women by creating opportunities to excel professionally, emotionally, culturally and spiritually through adult and youth development programs.
What We Do
Mujer, Inc. strives to provide an inclusive and culturally rich environment for Latinas through our Project Mana Programs. For adult Latinas we have the Mujer Institute. This year we will hold our second series of professional/personal development workshops designed for our members of Mujer, Inc. This is only one benefit designed for our Mujer, Inc. members, in addition we have numerous social events and gatherings to share with our community. Our Project Mana Leadership Mini Conferences is designed for young Latinas who are in grades 8th to 12th. This program is designed to provide specific workshops on cultural awareness, leadership and important tools that will help our Latina youth gain self-confidence and skill at navigating their future toward success in higher learning and greater opportunities.
With help from our member volunteers, Mujer, Inc. has served over 7,000 Latina youth through the Project Mana Program. Our members kindly volunteer their time, talent, traditions and demonstrate their passion for the Latina culture.
Why It Matters
Every child despite their background deserves to be successful. Research has shown that Hispanic girls have fewer opportunities than their male counterparts. Also, many Latina women are faced with struggles between helping their family and going to college. Women are also faced with cultural challenges between their Hispanic heritage and their American heritage.
Mujer, Inc. realizes there is much work to be done to serve Latina youth in our communities. Through strategic and cultural programming we hope to empower young Latinas to become proud leaders of their own destinies and their community by mirroring, mentoring and modeling the core values of Mujer, Inc.
We encourage women who have a passion to increase awareness and resources for young Latina women to join us in our mission. (Please click on “Become a Member” for access to our membership application. NOTE: All contributions and membership dues are tax deductible.)