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
2130 Chester Ave., Suite 200.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
MAOF Monterey County11 Quail Run Circle, Suite 101
Salinas, CA 93907
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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Clara St. Park
4835 Clara Street
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Info: (323) 313-1642
Saturday, June 11, 2016
For years, MAOF has been supporting youth in pursuing higher education and developing their work readiness skills to place them on a path of living wage jobs and build a career. This event aims to develop our future workforce by providing them with training and hands on experience to land that next job. With the support of MAOF’s corporate partners, MAOF will be hosting this partial-day, networking and learning event to prepare our youth ages 16-24 as they transition to the workforce.
This event will provide each youth an opportunity to network and learn from Citi bank employees as they participate through a series of workshops. The youth in attendance will receive assistance in creating a proper resume, be interviewed by a Citi employee, and learn from a diverse group of successful guest speakers during the career development panel presentation. Attendees will be provided practical and usable insights they can implement to develop skills that will help them in the future and have the ability to network with professionals in the banking field.
For more information and would like to register, please visit us at:
For ten years, Citi has supported the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation to provide financial capability programs for families and in-home child care providers’ small businesses. Through Citi Community Development’s guidance, MAOF now provides an array of services to help navigate and assist families in reaching their financial goals of becoming self-sufficient so they may avoid being victims of predatory financial products. “With Citi’s support, MAOF has been able to operate several programs such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program which assists in returning over $2 million dollars annually to Los Angeles residents by way of federal and state tax refunds,” says Martin Castro, President and CEO of MAOF. MAOF now also provides financial coaching, financial education workshops and a credit building product to help families become financially secured.
“In Southern California, Citi enables low-to moderate-income Latino individuals and families to access employment, education, and homeownership in order to contribute to the economic success of the region,” says Rashi Kallur, Vice President and Citi Community Development Officer. According to data from FamilyAssetsCount.org, an initiative of the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) in collaboration with Citi, nearly 76% of households in Los Angeles are “liquid asset poor,” which means they lack sufficient savings to live at the poverty line for three months.
A decade after first visiting MAOF, Citi employees such as Rashi Kallur still invest their financial expertise by educating youth who are a part of MAOF workforce development program. “Youth are our future. At Citi, we are committed to empowering Youth through economic opportunities and this is a gratifying experience,” says Kallur.
The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation is grateful to Citi for dedicating their time and money to families in need.