OUR PROGRAMS

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LATINAS GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

We believe in the immense power of women joining forces to establish local, state, national and global alliances to influence the social, political, economic and environmental changes that affect our lives.


Our program brings together Latinas from different backgrounds who are united in their determination to promote and achieve inclusion, independence, personal leadership,  socio-political and economic empowerment.


Women will receive leadership training in areas related to workforce development, networking, mentoring, lobbying and outreach. Women across the state and around the world will be able to connect, inspire and empower each other, while celebrating the diversity of their cultures.

Together they will take real measures to amplify their voices and thus influence real change. Together they will shape the economic, political and social spheres that affect their lives, the lives of their family, community and society.


We strive for a secure world where power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, religion, ability, sexual orientation, language or age.

Goals

  • Supporting, inspiring and motivating each other, so we can make a bigger impact as a community.
  • Providing educational workshops, parent support groups, community building programs and networking opportunities that help women to develop the confidence they need to empower themselves and other women. 
  • We are here to empower and assist women and girls in reaching their full potential.  

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LEOPOLDO

A Culturally Responsive Approach Connecting La Familia

The goal of our program is to help young students from pre-K to 5th grade to become avid and skilled readers and writers. We accomplish this goal incorporating research-based instructional strategies that improve literacy outcomes. 

Through research, curriculum development and by working with parents, students, teachers, and school leaders, we have developed culturally responsive strategies, tools and methods; empowering students to become problem solvers and creative thinkers.


Research has shown and teach us that students must possess a strong oral language foundation to achieve literacy success. Low-language native English speakers and ELL speakers arrive at many grade levels with insufficient language knowledge to support learning. When structures within a text are beyond students’ receptive capacity, students struggle. Leopoldo is an effective programs for oral language development helping students to understand that their thoughts can be spoken, written down and read. Leopoldo, support students in developing the language and learning strategies necessary for both reading comprehension and writing composition.  

 

WAMN partners with school districts to customize professional development and strategies focused on refining the cultures and systems around effective literacy leadership and instructional practices. Better outcomes are achieved by engaging all stakeholders in ongoing professional development to allow a shared understanding of effective instructional practices. 

  

We perform assessments and analyze learning growth. We use social media, art forms, and other resources to inspire children's creativity and learning.

Our Literacy Program involves the whole family and makes reading and learning activities fun. It enhance language acquisition, comprehension, speaking, listening and writing skills. 

By achieving our children's educational goals we improve literacy, which is the most effective way to reduce disparities. 



FACTS:

  • Children who fail to read adequately in the early grades are at higher risk of falling further behind each subsequent school year.
  •  Reading is used progressively more as a tool for acquiring other types of knowledge. 
  • Poorly performing students struggle to catch up and many of those students simply drop out of school later on, when the tasks become more difficult.

OTHER AREAS TO SUPPORT LEARNING

  • Educational project conceptualization, design, implementation and evaluation
  • Curriculum design and development 
  • Curriculum facilitator training in education and related fields (Core Areas of Knowledge include adult learning theory, infant & toddler development, inclusive child care, preparedness for early childhood, and early language and literacy development)
  • Mentoring and coaching for teachers and directors within early childhood programs
  • Educational support services for early childhood staff in the areas of reading, writing and math proficiency
  • Development and publication of documents to inform parents, communities, state agencies and policy makers regarding the importance of the qualifications of child care professionals and program improvement
  • Development and Implementation of a Family Engagement Plan
  • Building strong connections among families, schools and the communities. 
  • Promoting collaboration in the education sector by providing information, guidance and support to parents and caregivers to achieve their educational goals
  • Providing innovative solutions to improve literacy



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THE VIKINCA PROJECT

VIKINGOS & INCAS

When we knew about the evidence of  Danish Vikings presence along the coasts South America, it made so much sense to us, to put together these two amazing civilizations that had such a  lasting and profound influence on our cultures. VIKINCA, honoring our great ancestors


The VIKINCA Project, is an initiative to provide opportunities for women to join the international marketplace.

We provide information, training and opportunities to enable our partners to prosper and thrive well into the future. 

We want to share the joy of connecting with  groups in remote villages of Colombia. So friends around the world can experience how every handmade product, purchase can impact the life of a family and a community. 

We choose to work with women, people with disabilities and others often excluded from the global economy. 

Our experiences promoting gender equality and empowering women  show us when women gain financial independence, their daughters, families and communities flourish, breaking the cycle of poverty.


Because each handcrafted piece has a meaningful story behind

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AMINA ALLIANCE MINNESOTA NARIÑO

A partnership project that brings together the work and wisdom of the descendants of the Incas, to achieve the cultivation of the best coffee beans in the Andean mountains of Nariño, Colombia. A quest for something more than a great taste. This is a story of hope, resilience and peace, and the opportunity for consumers to join the conversation ... with an exquisite cup of coffee!

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Women play a vital role in getting food to our table, and yet because of deep gender inequalities, many of those women aren’t able to realize their full potential, both as workers and as community members.

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Women do most of the field and harvest work, from picking the ripe coffee cherries to sorting beans and processing them. Unfortunately at the end of the whole journey most of the earnings go to men.

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The coffee is an essential and powerful driving force of Colombia's economy, but it's also a guarantee of social stability and PEACE.

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Agriculture, the sale of coffee beans and the establishment of art and craft micro-enterprises not only generate income and guarantee a sustainable future for the family; They bring hope and peace to a community.

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From  markets, to distributors and consumers we all are important part in building powerful alliances to create a better future.

The careful conservation of natural resources, such as water and soil, are  foundational basis for sustainable farming and help to increase a farm’s resilience to climate change.

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With effective actions and tools for improving social and environmental conditions farmers can 

have access to safe drinking water, healthcare, and education. 


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HAPPY BIRTH......TO 7 HB7

MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENT & PARENTING

The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.

The Healthy development of the child is of basic importance; the ability to live harmoniously in a changing total environment is essential to such development.

The extension to all peoples of the benefits of medical, psychological and related knowledge is essential to the fullest attainment of health. Family support is one of the best and most powerful ways to help a family to overcome the challenges of raising and supporting a child with physical, emotional, mental and behavioral needs. 


The HB7 is a program to inform, support, advocate and aid the families of those struggling with mental health, to navigate through the system(s). Our goal is to make sure that family members understand all possible options and make informed decisions. We promote productive partnerships between parents and professionals, and we carefully match parents with one another for peer to peer support, enabling them to acknowledge that they are not alone in these difficulties.

To Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services is paramount.  We are committed to inform and educate professionals about a families' heritage and culture and to promote the best practices to support families and children that are affected by neurodevelopmental, psychological, emotional, and behavioral related disorders and disabilities. 

We advocate for the timely and appropriate delivery of services to children with mental health disorders. We also provide support in educating the community to remove the stigma and barriers associated with children’s mental health disorders.


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