“…Building a new Latino middle-class” –Martin Castro, MAOF President and CEO

The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation has been ranked No. 2 in Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2011 Top 25 non-profit organizations.

MAOF, with revenues of $80,948,778, serves more than 115,000 people annually through a variety of programs. “Its child care program for migrant farm workers is its most praised and utilized service,” the magazine reported. In April, MAOF opened its newest preschool, The Cesar Chavez Preschool, which cares for 176 children of Delano’s migrant and low-income families.

We are helping to build a “new Latino middle-class,” said Martin Castro, MAOF President and CEO. “A Latino middle-class is important, not only for California, but for our country. This is the workforce of the future.”

Other services include home repairs for seniors and assistance with Social Security benefits and Medicare.

MAOF also provides youth and young adults with skill-building opportunities to prepare them for the workforce. Last week, MAOF celebrated the grand opening of its Computer Clubhouse, an after-school learning environment designed to broaden youths’ knowledge of math and science, in Walnut.

MAOF also hosts an annual Hispanic Women’s Conference, now in its 35th year, where women can network and learn about professional development.

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