Our MissionThe mission of the Mexican American
Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture.
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MAOF Headquarters401 N. Garfield Avenue
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 890-9637 fax
MAOF Commerce5657 E. Washington Blvd.
Commerce, CA 90040
MAOF Kern CountyBPPE Info
2001 28th St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
MAOF Monterey County11 Quail Run Circle, Suite 101
Salinas, CA 93907
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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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Oxnard, 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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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!