Adelante Mujeres offers Latina women and their families the tools to achieve self-determination in the areas of Education, Empowerment and Enterprise.
Adelante Mujeres means "women rise rise up, move forward."
Our seven core programs achieve these goals by providing unique and holistic solutions, opportunities and ideas to our participants.
Adult Education is an education program dedicated to the empowerment of low income Latina women to positively impact the entire family. Adult Education provides a holistic education program to adult Latina women, which includes coursework in English Language Development, mathematics, grammar, parenting, and conflict resolution.
Early Childhood Educación (ECE) is an education program dedicated to serving toddlers and preschoolers who are the children of students enrolled in our Adult Education program. Research shows that early childhood education programs are the single most effective investment to prepare a child for the first day of school. Our ECE program fills a critical gap of services in the community and helps lessen the disparity between Latino children and their peers when entering school.
Chicas Youth Development is an innovative youth program empowering Latina girls to develop their leadership potential, adopt healthy lifestyles, develop cultural identity and achieve academic success with high school graduation and college enrollment. Chicas holistically supports Latina girls through bilingual after-school sessions, family support, and community involvement. This program involves the whole family through home visits, parent gatherings, and educational parenting workshops.
ESPERE (Escuela de Perdón y Reconciliación/School of Forgiveness and Reconciliation) is a six-week long workshop that trains individuals to manage conflict with compassion and understanding that leads to healthy, violent-free relationships.
Sustainable Agriculture is a program dedicated to empowering and promoting small-scale sustainable Latino farmers and gardeners. This program provides aspiring Latino immigrant farmers and gardeners with the training and skills necessary to grow produce using sustainable methods and to successfully market their products.
Empresas Small Business Development supports small and micro businesses through direct and indirect services in order to create a vibrant local economy and open up opportunities for all individuals to pursue their dreams. Through training, technical assistance, networking opportunities, and strategies for raising capital, Empresas helps Latino entrepreneurs launch successful and sustainable small businesses.
Forest Grove Farmers Market (FGFM) is a cross cultural, family focused community event focused on strengthening the local food system, economic vitality, and community identity. Forest Grove Farmers Market provides access to fresh, local foods sold directly from the farmers to consumers and cultivates a space for sharing and celebrating cultural and community traditions.