De Mujer a Mujer

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Due to COVID-19, this program may be offered face to face, virtually or a combination of both.

Mission

The mission of "De Mujer a Mujer" (DMM) student organization is to provide social, cultural and academic support that will increase the retention and graduation rates of Latinas and all women at Northern Illinois University by providing programs, activities and leadership opportunities that foster self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. This student organization is open to all women but it is specifically targeted towards Latina freshmen, sophomores and first-year transfer students.

De Mujer a Mujer meets weekly (and on some occasions biweekly) on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. at the Latino Center (location subject to change).

Program Objectives

  • Establish a positive and professional support network for Latinas
  • Promote education, career, personal and leadership development
  • Increase cultural, gender role and service learning awareness

Upcoming Events

Qualifications

  • Must be a full-or-part-time student entering in fall 2021 or spring 2022.
  • Must be available to meet on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. throughout the academic year.
  • The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Application

Executive Board Team

  • Guzette Espinal-Angulo, president
  • Maricela Cruz, vice president
  • Isabel Siguenza-Baker, public relations
  • Jocelynne Escontrias, community service
  • Yari Tapia, Treasurer
  • Ayleen Ramos, secretary
  • Angelica Mendoza, student organization advisor

Benefits

  • Establish a positive and professional support network with Latinas and all women
  • Receive career, personal and leadership development
  • Increase cultural, gender role and service learning awareness
  • Participate in the annual women's empowerment conference
  • After successful completion of program, you will receive a graduation cord and certificate of participation.

Contact Us

515 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1986

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: by appointment

Luis Santos-Rivas
lsantosrivas@niu.edu
Lisa Vargen
lvargen@niu.edu

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