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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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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Lending Circles for Dreamers

DBLA-Social-Card-ENGWe are proud to be one of the first organizations to join DreamBigLA , find out how you can apply for 0% loans for Lending Circles for Deferred Action (DACA)!

With nearly one million youth eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), promising young people can now apply for a program that offers them protection from deportation and access to work permit. But, most of them cannot afford the $465 application fee. To help the rest half of one million eligible DACA, MAOF provides the Lending Circles for Dreamers program.

How it works
Lending Circles for Dreamers provides a zero-interest, zero-fee loan to help participants pay the $465 application fee for DACA. Participants take our online financial training class and build credit by making low monthly payments of $46.50 for 10 months. As soon as participants are ready to apply for DACA, we give them a check issue to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Building a Brighter Future
When you are eligible for DACA, you receive a work permit and become eligible for a Social Security number. You will have protection from deportation. And with Lending Circles for Dreamers, you get the chance to improve your credit score and financial savviness to help build a brighter future.

Information from USCIS about DACA
Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Don’t miss the chance!
Come and join the Workshop on May 13th, 2015 at MAOF!

Call us to find out about the possible match for 0% interest social loans and more savings for your brighter future!

For more information about Lending Circles for Dreamers, call 323-278-3891 or email (Office hour Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm)

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Emmy winning Television Journalist to Deliver keynote address at National Latina Women’s Conference

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 9.38.41 AMMontebello, CA:  Five-time Emmy award winner Giselle Fernandez will deliver the keynote address during the morning Plenary Session at the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation’s 36th biannual National Latina Women’s Conference on Friday, May 8, at the Quiet Cannon Conference Center in Montebello beginning at 8:30 am.

The conference is expected to draw well over 1,000 high school and college Latina students for a full-day of workshops, an awards luncheon where successful Latina professionals will be recognized, and an exhibit area where conference attendees can learn about resources in the community to assist them with finishing high school and college.

The day serves as an inspirational and great networking event for Latina students and brings together civic and corporate leaders.

Born, May 15, 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico, Giselle Fernandez is a graduate of Sacramento State University.  A year after graduating, Ms. Fernandez worked as a television reporter for KRDO in Pueblo, Colorado.  In 1985, she transferred to several television networks, namely KTLA in Los Angeles, WBBM in Chicago and WCIX in Miami.  In 1991, she landed the position of national news reporter for CBS News, and from there has continued to enjoy great success in television.

For information about the conference or to register, please contact Tatiana Villanueva at (323) 278-3603 or by email at

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MAOF Partners with Hero Appreciation Network To Make College Affordable to Latino Students

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Los Angeles, CA: MAOF President & CEO Martin Castro and Russell Lee, Executive Director of HERO APPRECIATION NETWORK have partnered to offer 5 $1,000.00 scholarships to Latina high school students attending the National Latina Women’s Conference scheduled for Friday May 8, 2015 at the Quiet Cannon Conference Center.

Attendance at this event is expected to top 1,000 Latina high school and college students. This exciting conference will offer a variety of workshops, an awards luncheon honoring successful Latinas, a Fashion Show and an exhibit area where different community groups will provide information and careers and products.

The morning Plenary Session will feature American Television Journalist Giselle Fernandez beginning at 8:30 am

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