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Araceli (above) has dreamed of owning her own Mexican restaurant ever since she can remember. Growing up in Cuautla Jalisco, Mexico, she learned how to cook from her mother. But when she moved to the U.S. to be with her husband, owning her own business seemed like an impossible dream. She didn’t speak English and didn’t know the first thing about how to start a business. Then she heard about our classes here at Adelante Mujeres. She joined our Adult Education Program, as well as our Empresas Small Business Program where she learned how to successfully launch her own business. Today Araceli owns a successful catering business called “La Popular” and one of her signature sauces will be hitting the shelves of grocery stores soon.

The Challenge

We’re growing! With increased program support, we’ve doubled in size and capacity to serve the Latino community. Now we are on a mission to help more Latina women and families than ever before. We have purchased a new space but we need help building it out to house our classrooms and program activities.

Our Dream

We have big dreams for expanding our services beyond our borders but before our dreams can take flight we need a solid foundation. Our new building on Main Street in the heart of Forest Grove is a welcoming place for the vibrant Latino community but half of it is unfinished space just waiting to be transformed into early childhood education classrooms, adult education spaces, a commercial kitchen for chefs like Araceli, a Makerspace for our Chicas Youth Development program and much more. Check out our building plans to learn more.

Here's Where You Come In

You make the impossible possible for women like Araceli. Thanks to you, our programs have helped thousands of women just like Araceli achieve their dreams. Now we have the opportunity to help even more. We need to raise $3 million in order to complete the project and make our dream of having a solid foundation a reality. Will you join the Adelante Mujeres family and invest in the future of Latino women and families through a gift to support the capital campaign?

Want To Help Us By Crowdfunding?

You can get your friends and family involved by starting a crowdfunding page to help us reach our goal. Click here to get started!

Want To Help Us By Hosting An Event?

You can host a fundraising event in your home and help spread the word about this campaign. Click the button below to download a Toolkit that contains everything you need to plan a successful fundraising event for Adelante! 


Capital Campaign Committee

Mayor Pete Truax, Dick Stenson, Ingrid Solares, David Dorman, LeRoy Feigelson, Olga Acuna, Perla Rodriguez, Bridget Cooke, Gudrun Granholm, Eva Galvez, Debra Dunn, Anna Moreno, Cathy Brewer, Narce Rodriguez, Evelyn Cantoral