Mentoring ◊ Education ◊ Capacity Building ◊ Advocacy

Founded in 1974, MANA, A National Latina Organization® (MANA) is a national grassroots membership organization with chapters, individual members and affiliates across the country. MANA represents the interests of Latina women, youth and families on issues that impact our communities. MANA contributes the leading Latina voice on many of the major issues in the  public sphere, particularly in the areas of education, health and well-being, financial literacy, equal and civil rights, and immigration reform.



To empower Latinas through leadership development, community service, and advocacy


National Goals

  • Strengthen Latinas as Community Leaders

  • Create Vital Hispanic Communities

  • Advance Public Policy for an Equal and Just Society

  • Grow and Sustain a Healthy Organization


MANA achieves its mission and goals through its two premiere initiatives:


The AvanZamos® Initiatives - adult Latina leadership training programs:


  • AvanZamos® Leadership Institute

  • MANA Financial Literacy Consultant Training

  • LatinasRun - NEW for 2017!

  • Las Primeras® Awards


The HERMANITAS® Initiative - for young Latinas, ages 11-18


  • Local/Community Mentoring

  • Hermanitas ® Leadership Institute

  • Hermanitas® Code Regional Events - NEW for Fall 2017!


MANA Membership Profile

  • MANA members range in age from 11 to 70 plus

  • Over 80% of the members have a university degree and about 30% have an advanced degree

  • The average member provides 10-15 hours of volunteer service a month

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