Grantees  |  Season

Spring 2017

Group of four women wearing pink tshirts that say "standing juntas"

Increasing Economic Security

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera

Austin, Texas

Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera supports maquiladora women workers to form alliances and advocate for improved labor conditions, human dignity, and fair trade.

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Photograph of MAYA organization participants holding a sign that says Thank You Mary's Pence.

Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees

MAYA Organization

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MAYA Organization promotes the development of caring, competent, and healthy children and adults through counseling, prenatal education, and adoption services that are designed by mothers for mothers.

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Photograph of five women on the steps in front of a church with aprons and hairnets on. There is a sign behind them that says The Kitchen Table.

Increasing Economic Security

The Kitchen Table

Together the women of The Kitchen Table combat poverty, homelessness, and oppressive economic systems as a support group and a business team.

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Photograph of four women with a bright wall mural of a mother and daughter holding a tray of food behind them.

Increasing Economic Security

Su Casa Catholic Worker Community

Chicago, Illinois

The Su Casa Catholic Worker Community provides transitional shelter for immigrants from Mexico who are survivors of domestic violence. This first Mary’s Pence Grant will support Su Casa Mothers’ Collective, a group of immigrant women who are previous and current residents of Su Casa interested in starting their own sustainable food co-op.

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Photograph of two women in glasses sitting on a couch and making a basket together.

Cultivating Health and Well Being

Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries

Cleveland, Ohio

The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies project of the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries (CNCM) was created in the wake of high malnutrition-related infant mortality rates in the state of Ohio.

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Advocating for Just Systems

Workers’ Rights Center

Madison, Wisconsin

The Women Workers United – Trabajadoras Unidas (WWU/TU) project was launched in spring 2016 to be a mutual support group for Latina women workers where they can connect, organize, and take action.

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Photograph of three women, the one in the middle is dressed in a prison uniform and holding up a diploma.

Accompanying Women Experiencing Incarceration

Center for Women in Transition

Little Rock, Arkansas

Founded by a Catholic sister, CWIT staff mentor the women personally, teaches life skills classes prior to release, and supports them in completing education and finding steady employment once they re-enter society.

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