We provide Latinas across the US the opportunity to learn technical skills to work in the construction industry.
Our online, easy-to-follow format in Spanish includes Blueprint Reading, Professional Estimating, 3D Design and Modeling, Interior Design and Decoration, English, Math, and more.
During the lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Latinas lost their source of income. Construction was considered an essential business. That’s when we started our educational program to train them and help them to work in construction. Even when our programs are low cost, there are many women who cannot afford to participate. So, we created a scholarship program and have donated around 40 scholarships to women in need. The initial couple of programs evolved in a couple of dozens, and we have more coming. Our goal is to help as many Latinas as possible can, to work in construction and even to become construction subcontractors if they wish to.
"The problem isn’t that Latinas do not want to get ahead, the problem is the lack of real opportunities to do it."
“It happens to me. I grew up in a dictatorship. My generation was the first to see education becoming prohibited because of its high cost to attend. When I graduated from High School, I couldn't continue with my dream of going to college, despite being one of the best in my class. I had to wait 5 (long) years before I could find an opportunity to start. It was a time of many and huge sacrifices.
I see the same situation for immigrants in this country.
Years ago, I took the decision to support others in the same way I had wanted someone to support me, and I live around that purpose”
Edith Yanez – Founder
Our Motto: We know it has been though so far, but now let’s make the way together.
Latinas in Construction is a private initiative but is working to become a non-for-profit organization.
Currently, our funding comes from students and generous people who buy a scholarship for a Hispanic woman in need. Scholarships are distributed among a pool of applicants, all eager for an opportunity to turn their lives around.
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