Building a business, building confidence

Building a business, building confidence

Growing up, Angelica dreamed of following in her father's footsteps to become an entrepreneur. 

But when her husband Salud began to develop a chorizo business, she was content to simply support him from the sidelines. After all, in her culture, women are taught to be humble.

Read Angelica's inspiring story to see how she found the strength to rise up as a leader in her family business and make a donation to empower more women like her to reach for their dreams.

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OMSI’s Designing Our World opens doors to engineering for Chicas students

OMSI’s Designing Our World opens doors to engineering for Chicas students

Written by Raquel Stewart, OMSI

Designing Our World (DOW for short) began as a way to bridge the gap between young girls and engineering. It was a project funded by the National Science Foundation and born out of the need for more female engineers in our world; a project that sought to make this line of work one that felt more attainable and relatable to girls who will soon face the beginning of many career-related life decisions.

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ALERT: Our address is changing!

ALERT: Our address is changing!

CORRECTION: We just received word from the post office that we will need to include a suite number with our new address. Please update your records. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We are excited to announce that as of Friday, March 31, 2017, our address will change to:

 

Adelante Mujeres
2030 Main Street, Suite A
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Please update your address books!

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We can't do this alone!

We can't do this alone!

On January 9th, our staff, participants, and other community members packed City Hall and stood in solidarity to urge the Forest Grove City Council to designate Forest Grove a Sanctuary City.

Despite our strong advocacy efforts and overwhelming community support, the Forest Grove City Council turned down the Sanctuary City Resolution drafted by Mayor Truax with a 3-3 vote.

This means that we need your help now more than ever.

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We made our voices heard! But we can do more!

We made our voices heard! But we can do more!

Thank you to all who joined us as we stood up for the rights of immigrants, Latinos, and women to be treated as equals in our community! 

Seeing so many allies gathered together peacefully gave us hope for the future!

The march was a great success, and it sent a message to the nation that we will not stand for hatred and injustice against women, immigrants, minorities, or any other marginalized community. 

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Urge City Council: Make Forest Grove a Sanctuary City

Take action today! 

This past Monday evening, a powerful representation of Adelante participants, staff and other community members testified and bore witness in support of declaring Forest Grove a Sanctuary City. We packed City Hall! 

Now we need to bring this effort home by flooding the City's email box with our strong support for a Sanctuary City declaration. 

 

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A vision and a partnership

A vision and a partnership

How the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary (SNJMs) helped us grow

In February of 2002, a group of twelve immigrant Latina women came together to create change in our community with the guidance of Bridget Cooke and Sister Barbara Raymond of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary (SNJMs).

Through their work with the Latino community at Centro Cultural, Bridget and Barbara found that Latina women faced very unique challenges. 

Together, they began to hold weekly meetings where these women could share their stories and dreams while developing skills. They called their group Adelante Mujeres, Spanish for “women rise up, move forward.”

Read more to see how the SNJMs helped make Adelante's vision a reality.

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Building a family business with your support

Building a family business with your support

Antonio and Rosalva wanted one thing: to create a better life for their daughters. But as immigrants with little formal education and limited English skills, it was hard to financially support their family and still have time to spend with their girls.

Antonio worked long hours in farm fields and nurseries, sometimes as many as 16 hours a day. 

They knew they needed a change. And Antonio had an idea. 

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