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Adelante Mujeres, a nonprofit organization dedicated to holistic education and empowerment for low-income Latina women and their families, is finalist for the fourth annual Renewal Awards.
Held by The Atlantic and sponsored by Allstate, The Renewal Awards has narrowed down the competition to 15 finalists out of 9,300 nominations. The award honors local organizations that work to promote positive change in their communities while driving progress throughout the country.
Since 2002, Adelante Mujeres has worked with Latinas and their families to provide opportunities that empower and promote leadership. The organization has a goal of providing high-quality education to every child so they can achieve their dreams of going to college and establishing a thriving business.
Currently, Adelante Mujeres serves over 8,000 community members each year. Its Chicas Youth Development Program works with over 600 youths yearly, assisting 100 percent of high school seniors in the program to graduate and attend college. In addition, the organization has provided over 400 hours of technical assistance and one-on-one coaching to help Latina entrepreneurs establish their own businesses.
Winners of The Renewal Award will be announced on April 3 in New York City at The Atlantic’s Renewal Summit, where each will receive a $20,000 grant from Allstate. Public voting is open and will run through March 1.
“Allstate makes The Renewal Awards possible because we know good ideas start at the local level, and there are many creative ways to drive positive change in communities,” Stacy Sharpe, senior vice president of corporate relations at Allstate, told the Oregon Business Daily.
“We also know from the vast number of applicants that the need is great—but so too is the creativity and diversity among change makers across the country. We are proud to support the organizations and individuals working hard to make their neighborhoods stronger,” she said.
The 15 finalists of this year’s Renewal Award come from nine different states and Washington, D.C. They were chosen based on their focus to serve and empower low-income individuals through community building, creativity and technology in a positive and meaningful way.