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Entre Nosotras ~ CEUS women's program

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Celebration of International women's day (with sound)
women's empowerment group
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Addressing the needs of Hispanic immigrant women is a high priority for Centro Comunitario CEUS because we know that the hard life of an immigrant is especially so for Latinas. Since 1995, CEUS has organized a women’s empowerment committee to  support immigrant women and develop female leaders. Our current women's group is called "Entre Nosotras," or “Between Ourselves, Latinas" in English) and meets at least once a month, usually on a Saturday.

We lead by example: Hispanic women account for three of the eight members of the CEUS board of directors, including the president and secretary. Three of the group's four employees are women.

CEUS aims to help immigrant women help themselves. We know that many work in factories, in restaurants, as house cleaners and other low paying jobs, earning $5 to $8 an hour. They often bring to the U.S. a history of war trauma and /or domestic violence, and have limited education -often due to social repression. Many are undocumented, single mothers.

The first CEUS women’s group – Mujeres Unidas para Progreso (MUP) - was supported by two grants from the Presbyterian Church Self Development of People program. Entre Nosotras Latinas is focused on community outreach and organizing women to push for their rights. It is  run by volunteers and a part-time community organizer. Recent events have included celebration of International Day of the Woman, a workshop on self-esteem, social trips and a focus on women’s health.

See the CEUS events page for news of upcoming meetings.

Women's poster