La Casita Center implements a grassroots strategy to help Latina immigrant women join together in solidarity and advocate for their families to be able to access services, thrive in safe communities, and obtain necessary resources. Mary’s Pence is supporting the Latina Teens Program, a community-based, empowerment program that uses education and mentorship opportunities to help promote positive self-image, self-esteem, cultural pride, and healthy relationships among Latina girls and teenagers. The program takes a holistic approach, engaging families, teachers, and school administrators while working with participants. La Casita Center is working to change the perception of Latinas in society.
Website: La Casita Center