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Maria Guadalupe Martinez
Empowering immigrant parents to work towards their American dreams and support their children’s education and development
- Centro de Recursos Educativos para Adultos
While serving as a PTA member at her children’s school, Maria developed a plan to help immigrant women gain access to education in the USA. This vision became Centro de Recursos Educativos para Adultos (CREA), a space in East Harlem offering adult literacy and education to parents across the five boroughs. The program currently serves 170+ people. More than an education platform, CREA equips parents with skills to become active participants in and advocates for their children’s growth.