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 Goodrich972 S. Goodrich Blvd.
Commerce, CA 90022
MAOF Kern County2001 28th St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
MAOF Monterey County11 Quail Run Circle, Suite 101
Salinas, CA 93907
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MAOF is pleased to announce the receipt of a $7,500 grant from the Downey Kiwanis Club for its center-based early education programs. The grant comes at a crucial time when the 1,200 children enrolled in MAOF’s preschool programs are often using outdated tools and supplies.
The generous $7,500 grant will be used to purchase materials that enhance learning, promote social interaction, encourage play, and nurture social emotional development, replacing old supplies where needed. Read More
1,700 community members stopped by MAOF’s annual Get Up! Get Moving! health fair at the East Los Angeles Civic Center on October 26. Presented in collaboration with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, this year’s fair was greatly successful thanks in part to the participation of Boehringer Ingelheim/Eli Lilly – who treated attendees to an interactive pavilion focused on diabetes prevention.
MAOF’s Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN) was thrilled to host a workshop led by child development expert and author of the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale, Dr. Thelma Harms.The day-long workshop examined each of the scales used to assess in-home family child care programs including space and furnishings, personal care routines, listening and talking, activities, interaction, program structure, and parents and provider.
MAOF is excited to announce the rollout of Eat Play Grow across its Los Angeles County early education and child care centers. Funded by First 5 L.A. and the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Eat Play Grow is designed to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment in child care settings and to promote healthy habits among Los Angeles children, parents and child care providers. With the support of Eat Play Grow funding, parents and child care providers will receive the necessary tools to transition into a healthier and more active lifestyle. Read More
Author Randy Jurado Ertll will be at MAOF Headquarters in Montebello on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30 p.m. for a public book reading, discussion, and signing.
Mr. Jurado Ertll’s new book, The Life of An Activist: In The Frontlines 24/7, is a non-fiction narrative that describes key steps to becoming an effective activist and community leader. The book describes social movements and provides useful advice on how to successfully manage non-profit organizations in order to achieve positive social change that truly impacts lives. Local nonprofit organizations and leaders including MAOF, MAOF Founder Dionicio Morales, and MAOF President & CEO Martin Castro are profiled in The Life of an Activist. Read More