Category Archives: Grantees

Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism Through Advocacy—MAYA Organization

Imagine this: You have been in an abusive relationship for several years. With no experience, you struggled to find a job to support your family so you have been earning your income as a prostitute. You’re a mother and have been battling … Continue reading

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Grantee Spotlight: Women Workers United

This spring, Mary’s Pence granted to the Workers’ Rights Center (WRC) of Madison, Wisconsin, for the first time. The community center meets with roughly 500 workers a year, most of whom work in food service and other low-wage jobs, in … Continue reading

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New Grantees – Spring 2016

Mary’s Pence is proud to announce the latest Mary’s Pence Grantees: Artistri Sud Temuco, Chile / Quebec, Canada Artistri Sud is a Canadian charity that microfunds female artisans in hopes of breaking the cycle of poverty. They work mainly with … Continue reading

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A Slice of Slovenia

Dr. Roxanne Meshar is a past board chair of Mary’s Pence. Dr. Meshar taught Catholic theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota for nearly ten years. In September of this year, Mary’s Pence helped support her … Continue reading

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Educators Can Change the Story

Dr. Roxanne Meshar is a past board chair of Mary’s Pence. Dr. Meshar taught Catholic theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota for nearly ten years. In September of this year, Mary’s Pence helped support her … Continue reading

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Youth Voices: Creating a Space for Altruism – Youth Rise Texas

Youth Rise Texas is a start-up grassroots organization in Austin, Texas, that provides leadership development for youth whose parents have been deported or incarcerated. The majority of Youth Rise participants are young women of color. A first-time Mary’s Pence grant … Continue reading

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Humanizing Mothers & Daughters of Incarceration

This post was written by Michelle Dahlenburg, the Artistic Director of Conspire Theatre. Conspire Theatre is a Mary’s Pence Grant recipient that gives women dealing with incarceration a healing and empowering experience though theatre and creative writing. They lead weekly … Continue reading

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Why Teach Yoga to Prisoners?

Kathleen Bond, a Maryknoll Lay Missioner, originally received a Mary’s Pence Grant for her work in Paraiba, Brazil where she trained black women leaders in the areas of health, sexuality, human rights, and spirituality. Now, she does ministry in three … Continue reading

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Baltimore Board Meeting & Reception with Asylee Women’s Enterprises

This past weekend in Baltimore, Mary’s Pence board and staff met for our spring board meeting. This is a group of intelligent and kind women who are passionate about Mary’s Pence work. Though each woman comes from different life experiences, … Continue reading

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