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A high school freshman slumped in his chair and made no eye contact with the teacher. He wouldn’t talk in class, and certainly didn’t tell anyone what was going on in his life.

After several months of trying to connect with him, a City Year educator finally had a breakthrough when the student began to tear up during a hallway conversation. “There are no magic words that turn a student’s life around,” the educator said. “It takes a steady drumbeat of support and encouragement.”

About 1.2 million students drop out of high school every year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The ninth grader, who made it through the school year, will not be one of them due to the relentless work of City Year.
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MAOF Joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

Community organizations come together to increase older adult SNAP enrollment

Los Angeles, CA (July 1, 2015) – When it comes to eating a healthy diet, millions of Americans 65 and over face a double whammy: their income is fixed, and their spending on food is consuming a larger portion of their budget.

Nationally, adults aged 65+ have an average annual income of $41,000, and they spend nearly $5,200—or more than 12%—on food. Their friends just 10 years younger have a greater income (averaging $63,000 annually), and they spend less (10.6%) on groceries.

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF), in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), has joined a nationwide effort to support these older adults by helping them access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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Become a Tax Preparer


Become a Tax Preparer

Please join us on our upcoming training:
Date: Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Time: 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Location:  Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

5657 E. Washington Blvd. 2nd Floor
Commerce, CA 90040

Cost: FREE
Please register by e-mail at or call (323) 890-9600 to reserve your seat. Seating is limited.

See you August 1st!

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Assemblymembers tour Oxnard nonprofit preschool center

Visit-to-Mexican-American-Opportunity-Foundation-MAOF-center-in-Oxnard-1Oxnard, CA – The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is a non-profit, community-based organization that was established in 1963 in order to serve disadvantaged individuals and families throughout California. This past Friday May 29th, Assemblymembers Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) and Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) visited the local center in Oxnard operated by the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation.

“Today I was able to witness first-hand the amazing early childhood education services MAOF provides to Oxnard families.” Assemblymember Irwin stated in a media release. “Investing in early childhood education has long-term positive results and cost savings for our State. I am grateful we have one of their preschools in our community and for their ongoing investment in our future generations.” Read More

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11270242_985794351440427_1729611218392756299_oThis past Friday MAOF was recognized by Molina Healthcare as a Community Champion in where Elizabeth Jimenez had the honor to represent MAOF at the Dodgers Stadium.

As an incentive, Molina Healthcare will donate $1 for every Facebook & Twitter SHARE!!! In order to successfully SHARE the site the individuals must visit the website and click on Share on Facebook or Twitter directly from the Molina Champions website.

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