When a Hillsboro couple considered opening a restaurant reflecting the food and culture of their native Mexico City, they turned to Adelante Mujeres for help.
The Forest Grove nonprofit, whose name means “Women Rise Up,” was started 18 years ago by Latina mothers wanting to serve what they called a marginalized community. This year, it’s a beneficiary of The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Season of Sharing holiday fundraising campaign.
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The organization has a staff of 75, 800 volunteers and a $4.5 million budget. About 53 percent of the budget comes from government grants and contracts. About 39 percent is from private foundations and business partners and a critical 8 percent of unrestricted income comes from individual donors.
The organization has 10 programs focusing on education, leadership and enterprise serving families throughout the metropolitan area. One program, called Chicas Youth Development, offers 600 girls, ages 8 to