Educational Institutions

MANA de San Diego

  • San Diego, CA
  • www.manasd.org

Mission Statement

MANA de San Diego Empowers Latinas Through Education, Leadership Development, Community Service and Advocacy.

Main Programs

  1. Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor Program
  2. Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarships
  3. San Diego Dia De La Mujer Latina Health Festival
  4. Latina Success Conference and "Platicas"
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

ruling year

1998

Keywords

Self-reported

Latina Organization, Mentorships, MANA, San Diego MANA, Latina Scholarships

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EIN

33-0821060

 Number

8236306512

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

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?

Overview

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MANA de San Diego exists to empower Latinas through education, leadership development, community service and advocacy. This is accomplished through Hermanitas, a mentoring program for young Latinas; San Diego Día de la Mujer Latina, a health and wellness fair for Latinas; The MANA de San Diego Scholarship Program; and educational and professional development programs such as the Latina Success Conference and Platicas for all Latinas. MANA de San Diego operates programs that focus primarily on Latinas of all ages, is the only organization of its kind in San Diego, and serves the entire San Diego County region. 2011 Accomplishments: * $25,000 in scholarships were awarded to Latina's pursuing higher education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. * 65 young Latinas are currently participating in the Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor program. The girls attend monthly educational seminars at venues such as the UC San Diego, US Naval Training Facility, and FBI Headquarters. 100% of the June 2011 graduating seniors went on to pursue higher education. * We hosted a health fair in National City which served more than 650 women and families - the most ever served in the history of this event. The health fair offered vital health screenings including bone density tests, mammograms, glucose and cholesterol tests, and HIV screenings. * Celebrated MANA de San Diego's 25th Anniversary of serving the San Diego community. 2012 Goals: * Hermanitas: Increase program participants by 10%. Add technological elements to increase participant communication and program effectiveness. * San Diego Dia De La Mujer Health Festival : Continue to provide as many free screenings to the Latino community as possible by raising awareness of the program, partnering with more healthcare providers, and increasing funding. * Increase MANA membership by 40% to recruit more mentors and volunteers for programs.

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

Hermanitas Youth Leadership Mentor Program

Hermanitas® - A Youth Leadership Mentor Program: The Hermanitas Program has been in existence since 1987 and its focus is to promote higher education, leadership development, and peer support to young Latinas, ages 12-18, through a one-on-one mentorship program. In collaboration with the San Diego County-Imperial Valley Girls Scouts and Junior Achievement, the Hermanitas Program has approximately 85 middle school and high school girls matched with professional women who volunteer to mentor these young women for a minimum of one year (September to June). Mentors are professional women from San Diego County, and represent a diverse field of professional careers including education, accounting, engineering, law enforcement and the legal field. The Hermanitas who participate in the program attend schools throughout the county. It is the largest program of its kind in the nation, and in 2007 was awarded by MANA National as the best Hermanitas Program in the nation.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$46,750.00

Program 2

Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarships

Sylvia Chavez Memorial Scholarships: The Scholarship Program was established in 1991. This program is designed to provide financial assistance to Latinas enrolled in institutions of higher education. Scholarships are granted to qualified applicants pursuing a Bachelor degree through doctoral programs. In an effort to promote higher education within the Hermanitas® Program, qualified hermanita graduates are awarded first year college scholarships. A special awards and recognitions reception is held annually for those Latinas receiving a scholarship. To date 323 scholarships have been awarded totaling $312,500.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$27,500.00

Program 3

San Diego Dia De La Mujer Latina Health Festival

San Diego Dia de la Mujer Latina (SDDML) Health Festival: SDDML is a day-long, free event that provides health screenings and education and patient navigation for the underserved and uninsured Latino community in San Diego County. Screenings include breast and cervical cancer detection, pap tests, bone density, cholesterol, HIV, glucose and diabetes. The services are provided at no cost, along with presentations covering a wide range of information related to healthy living such as detecting diabetes, cooking balanced and healthy meals, and encouraging a well-rounded preventative lifestyle. Many who attend the event have never received preventative screenings due to cost, inability to access health care and/or cultural barriers generated by social traditions. At each health fair, SDDML serves over 600 individuals. Since its inception, more than 3,000 Latinos received health screenings that they may have otherwise gone without.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$41,500.00

Program 4

Latina Success Conference and "Platicas"

The purpose of the Latina Success Conference is to educate women on the topics of Jobs, Finance, Housing, Leadership and Health. The one-day conference features experts from these areas who conduct workshops designed to equip Latinas with the tools, resources and information to help them through these difficult economic times. MANA de San Diego wants to reach the young, college student who will be making her first career choices to the mature woman who is looking to change careers, might soon be out of a job or even retiring. Conference attendance is 300 including Latinas from San Diego and Imperial Counties and from Tijuana, Baja California. MANA de San Diego collaborates with the following organizations to maximize the effectiveness of the conference: San Diego Workforce Partnership, Small Business Administration (SBA), LEAD San Diego, National Latina Business Women's Association (NLBWA), Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE). Besides the Latina Success women's conference, MANA organizes quarterly ""Platicas"" which are educational seminars free of charge on topics similar to the conference. The Platicas also provide networking opportunities for our members and sponsors.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Hispanics

Budget

$44,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Funding Needs

1) Lack of staff: Both full-time and administrative help. We need development and program staff to help us achieve our goals. Especially with our programs - the staff is instrumental in increasing our reach and evaluating and changing our programs to meet the community needs. 2) Lack of 3-5 year strategic plan. We are in the process of hiring a consultant to help with our 3 year plan but lack the funding to guide us in creating our long-term goals. 3) Lack of individual contributions. The organization is very strong with corporate donations but we need to increase awareness of MANA in San Diego and recruit more individual donors. 4) Lack of means to measure organization's success and milestones. 5) Support from national organization. MANA National does not help us in providing any policies or procedures for the local chapter. We'd like to see more help in providing awareness through public relations campaigns and referrals to funders.

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

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MANA de San Diego
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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MANA de San Diego

Leadership

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Catherine Arambula

Northwestern Mutual Financial

Term: Jan 2013 - Dec 2015

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