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!

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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Join us for the Women's March on Portland!

Join us this Saturday as we march in celebration and solidarity of women and Latinos in our community!

Our Adelante Mujeres staff, supporters, participants, volunteers, and allies will be marching to champion women's rights and the rights of every member of our vibrant and diverse community. This is a peaceful demonstration.

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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

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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Thank YOU!

Thank you for your year-end gifts! 

As we look ahead to the new year upon us, our hearts are full of gratitude.

Because of you, Latino preschoolers are getting a strong start to their education while their moms achieve their dreams of going back to school. Latino families in our community are thriving.

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Our families are counting on you!

Remember when you were young and dreaming of your future?  

Imagine if at the age of 13, your fate already looked bleak.

Living with violence and selling tacos had defined three generations of women in Alejandra’s family. But Alejandra was determined it would not define her. She wanted a different life for her children.

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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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Hotdogs and haircuts at our Forest Grove Farmers Market

Audaddy’s hotdog cart has only grown in popularity since 2014, when owners Ryan and Crystal Audett first started selling at our Forest Grove Farmers Market.

The couple’s love for the community shines as both of their small businesses grow.  Along with owning Audaddy’s, Crystal Audett owns the local hair salon, A Door to Bliss.

“We like to say we do hotdogs and haircuts because often people will come up to the hotdog cart to make a hair appointment,” said Crystal Audett.

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Marcella Kriebel shares her art with our Forest Grove Farmers Market

Juicy bright red tomatoes, vibrant green and orange peppers, and leafy cilantro are just some of the subjects that cooking enthusiast Marcella Kriebel brings to life with her watercolor illustrations.

Kriebel, a Forest Grove native who now resides in Washington D.C., developed a deep connection with Latin American food and culture through her travels. She now focuses her art on the unique ingredients and tasty recipes from the region. 

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Mountainside Herbal's Secret Garden at the Forest Grove Farmers Market

When you visit Mountainside Herbal Nursery’s booth at our Forest Grove Farmers Market it’s like stepping into a secret garden. Handmade shelves crammed full of unique varieties of vegetable starts, herbs and berries make it look like a farm popped up in the middle of Main Street on Wednesday evenings.

But for owner Krista Olsen Rahf, farming isn’t a secret. It has been a family enterprise for decades.

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