Our mission is to develop and use our creative capacity to express the dignity and diversity of our Mexican heritage, from indigenous Mesoamerican roots to contemporary expressions, and to develop and celebrate our community through economic development, community building, community health and civic engagement.
FOOD ACCESS & HEALTH
We provide nutrition classes and cooking workshops to community members, both youth and adults, in English and Spanish. We designed a mobile cooking cart, which we use to conduct cooking demonstrations and provide community members with samples and recipes at various neighborhood events.
ARTS & CULTURE
We actively engage in discussions with artists to generate broader ideas about the future we envision in our community: a place where we can walk and play safely, where neighbors know one another, and where art and health are integrated into the fabric of life such as through community gardens with art and music workshops.
Our objectives are to build the capacity of low-income women workers as advocates for women’s development on the border; to increase public awareness about development issues on the border; and to ensure women workers have a voice in border development plans.
Building Sustainable Social Enterprises
WE ARE CHANGING THE RULES ON HOW BUSINESSES SHOULD OPERATE.
RAYITO DE SOL DAYCARE
In addition to providing quality care and education, the daycare also serves as a training facility for neighborhood women seeking childcare experience and aspiring business owners with plans of developing home-based childcare centers.
LUMMETIK TRADING CO.
Lum Metik is guided by the following principles: solidarity, a just market, cultural diversity, economic growth and the empowerment of working women, indigenous women and women who produce traditional artisan products.
Café Mayapan providing jobs, training and experience for women workers of all ages; contributing to the local economy through its payroll and contracts with local vendors; and helping to revitalize the South Central neighborhood.
MUJER OBRERA FARMERS MARKET
Established in 2011, the Mujer Obrera Farmers Market offers fresh, local grown produce. A variety of fruits and vegetables are sourced from the community and Mujer Obrera’s own community garden. The farmers market operates on a seasonal basis from June to October.