MAOF Joins National Movement to End Senior Hunger

Community organizations come together to increase older adult SNAP enrollment

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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

VolunterMAOF is looking for highly  motivated volunteers to assist in the preparation of tax returns. Training will be provided by MAOF’s Certified VITA Instructors.

 Learn Individual and Small Business Tax Returns

 Hands on Training

 Organize and Review Tax Forms

 Greeter and Intake Specialist

 

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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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PLEASE HELP MAOF

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 http://www.molinachampions.com/ and click on Share on Facebook or Twitter directly from the Molina Champions website.

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36th National Latina Women’s Conference

DSC03208MAOF’s National Latina Women’s Conference Draws 900 High School and College Students

The 36th National Latina Women’s Conference held Friday, May 8, 2015 at Quiet Cannon Conference Center was a rousing success. Speakers included Congresswomen Linda Sanchez and Lucille Roybal Allard, and Emmy Award winning Television Journalist Giselle Fernandez.

All workshops held were well attended and proved popular with attending students. Luncheon Honorees shared their secrets to success and proved inspiring to the young Latinas in attendance. The Fashion Show was also well received and showed the diversity that is Los Angeles County.

Additionally, 20 $500.00 scholarships were awarded to participants to assist with college costs. Many thanks to Hero Appreciation Network and InkForEducation Executive Director Russell Lee for his donation of $10,000.00 to MAOF to make this possible!

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