De Mujer a Mujer

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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) program 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. Program 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 2020 or spring 2021.
  • Must be available to meet on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. in fall 2020 and spring 2021.
  • The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.

Application

Executive Board Team

  • Iris Espinoza, president and student coordinator
  • Maricela Cruz, vice president
  • Ayleen Ramos, community service
  • Guzette Espinal-Angulo, treasurer/fundraising
  • Ivonne Vargas, secretary

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.