Educational Institutions

Hand in Hand Mano En Mano

  • Milbridge, ME
  • http://www.manomaine.org

Mission Statement

Mano en Mano's mission is "to build a strong community in Downeast Maine by working with diverse populations to provide affordable housing and educational opportunities, remove barriers to health and social services, and advocate for social justice."

Main Programs

  1. Access to Essential Services
  2. Community Bridges
  3. Adult Education
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maine

Downeast Maine (Hancock and Washington Counties)

ruling year

2005

Executive Director

Self-reported

Mr. Ian F. Yaffe

Keywords

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Education, Affordable Housing, Healthcare, Farmworkers

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EIN

01-0836208

Physical Address

2 Maple Street

Milbridge, ME 04658

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Public Housing (L21)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Access to Essential Services

Akin to a community resource center, Mano en Mano functions as the connection between our clients and the services they need. Staff members help clients understand the processes they are a part of (from applying for public assistance to buying car insurance to visiting a health specialist) with the goal that, in the future, they will have the connections they need to access their resources on their own.

Mano en Mano clients often face difficulties when accessing essential services due to the rural geography of this region and the economic strain frequently associated with seasonal and subsistence work. For non-English speakers and recent migrants, language barriers, lack of social capital, and cultural differences also exist as barriers to meeting needs.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

None

Budget

Program 2

Community Bridges

Mano en Mano facilitates community connections throughout Milbridge and Washington County, creating spaces for meaningful exchange, communication,and understanding with the goal of helping community members to get together and learn together.

The Community Integration program is multi-tiered, and includes:

Family-Friendly Community Events and Activities
Workshops, in Spanish and English, open to all members of the community on varied topics such as nutrition, financing, banking, and fire safety.
Educational Programs that help community members enhance their English and Spanish language skills.
Civic Engagement Initiatives in collaboration with the Town of Milbridge to increase voter turnout.
Cultural Competency Trainings that educate local businesses and agencies about good practices for relating to diverse populations.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Migrant Workers

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

None

Budget

Program 3

Adult Education

Mano en Mano’s Adult Education program, which debuted in September of 2012, helps clients to acquire the language and skills they need to increase integration into their community. The Adult Education program is open to all adults in the area, and evolves according to people’s interests and needs. Classes are offered in a variety of subject areas: Spanish, English (on topics such as workplace, finances/banking, food/dining out, and popular culture), art, computer programs and skills, technology, and car mechanics; these are just a few of the areas in which Mano en Mano offers instruction in a manner customized for every individual learner. Clients may take one month-long group classes, or work 1-on-1 regularly with an instructor. A small fee is requested from students, but is not mandatory.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Migrant Workers

None

Budget

$36,596.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Maine

Downeast Maine (Hancock and Washington Counties)

Social Media

Blog

Funding Needs

We plan to increase our financial security by developing additional revenue generating programs and increasing donations from our annual campaign and local businesses that benefit from the Latino population and our work.  Each gift of $35 allows us to provide a day of outreach services.  $75 allows a student to attend a day of the Intensive English Institute and secure the skills he or she will need to thrive in Maine.

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Financials

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HAND IN HAND MANO EN MANO
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Hand in Hand Mano En Mano

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Ian F. Yaffe

BIO

Ian graduated from Bowdoin College in 2009 with a degree in Latin American Studies and Education. During that time, he spent a semester at the University of Havana studying Cuban history and philosophy. At Bowdoin, he founded Food Forward, a student organization that recycles food and educates the community about fighting hunger and its causes. He was also Executive Chef of Taste for Change, a non-profit restaurant that is part of Food Forward and that offers advanced volunteer opportunities in the culinary arts, educational events, and financial support for its partners. For his work with Food Forward and other community organizations, Ian was awarded Campus Compact’s National Student Humanitarian Award and Bowdoin’s senior award for leadership and character: the Captain Andrew Haldane Cup. He was also selected to speak at Bowdoin’s 2009 commencement ceremony. Outside of Mano en Mano, Ian is Boatswain's Mate in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and was the Honor Graduate of Direct Entry Petty Officer Training (DEPOT) Class 03-11. During his tenure here, Ian has been selected to participate in the Maine Leadership Forum on Sustainable Food Systems and the 2011 Maine Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Thank you for visiting our profile on Guidestar.  Please visit our website at http://www.manomaine.org to discover even more about Mano en Mano including complete archives of our board meeting minutes, financial statements, and more.  I look forward to hearing from you."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Laura Thomas

MSAD #37

Term: Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

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