Photograph of the group of women that comprises CEPROSI.

Nicaraguan Women at the Heart: A Story of Accompaniment

“At the heart of our work are the women,” explains Gilda Larios, ESPERA Team Lead. This is the profoundly intentional notion behind our work.

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Ruth, the intern.

Community

Meet our new fall Intern Ruth!!

I found the Mary’s Pence Internship through the Career Work and Learning program at St. Catherine University. This program gives students the opportunity to achieve career and professional goals through experiences like jobs and internships. I decided to apply for the internship because the chance of learning about social media, and writing articles for newsletters, seemed like the perfect opportunity to expand my learning experience. I also really love the Mary’s Pence mission of helping and supporting all women.

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Testimony from Genevieve

Community

Salt of the Earth: Genevieve O’Hara Brueggemann’s Legacy

Throughout her years of support, Genevieve regularly wrote to us and attended events when she could. She loved our yearly summer reading list and often let us know which of the books she had read and that she would be sharing it with her friends.

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Photograph of Andreen with other Mary's Pence board members.

Community

Mary’s Pence Gives Me Hope

Mary’s Pence gives me hope because in a year where communities are seemingly divided, our grantees suggest to me that there’s more going on than meets the eye – that communities are capable of coming together to solve problems.

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Photograph of carmen between her two adult daughters.

ESPERA

Economic Autonomy: The Journey to Dignity and Liberty

Because ESPERA goes beyond the money, our work is helping the women address some of the major consequences of machismo. By encouraging women to take leadership roles Mary’s Pence fortifies individuals striving to have a stronger voice in their homes and their communities.

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A photograph of Susan Znameroski

Community

Why I Support Mary’s Pence

I like the Mary’s Pence values and I like what they do, so I feel that my dollars are being spent very wisely. Also, I’m just one of many in the organization. I feel very strongly that my dollars can be put with others and can go so much further in helping the women and families of the Americas.

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Photograph of Svitlana with Gilda with the Minneapolis Skyline in the background.

Community

Living Into the Mary’s Pence Story: Farewell From Svitlana

Groups of women working together do have a lot of power. Yet every group is as strong as the individuals that comprise it. I felt embraced and encouraged in my work at Mary’s Pence, and I am grateful for every single one of my coworkers.

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Photograph of seven women standing with their eyes closed and heads bowed around a small table with a candle on it.

Grants

Charity, Justice and The Justice Project

The work The Justice Project does spans the continuum between charity and justice, direct service and education/advocacy. By working from a variety of angles, The Justice Project is deliberately and effectively dismantling the barriers that prevent the most vulnerable women from navigating beyond their current crises.

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Photograph of the group of women that comprises CEPROSI.

ESPERA

Nicaraguan Women at the Heart: A Story of Accompaniment

“At the heart of our work are the women,” explains Gilda Larios, ESPERA Team Lead. This is the profoundly intentional notion behind our work.

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Photograph of the adult immigrant students in the Welcoming the stranger English Class.

Grants

Immigrant Women Acing Lessons in Solidarity and Justice

“I love it when they are learning. You see their faces light up as they get more active, more involved.” Maria knows how important it is for recent immigrants to find peer support. CREA has over a hundred participants, hailing from Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and Guatemala.

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