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History

The League of Mexican-American Women is the result of the pooling of individual activities by a group of civic-minded women in our community. In 1967, this "community action group" realized that together a more concerted effort could be made for the Mexican-American population.

The original purpose of the League of Mexican-American Women was manifold. Foremost, it was to encourage involvement in community affairs and thus affect influential roles in the areas of education, political education, civil rights and industry. An addition to this original purpose was to provide a cultural center where all Women from varying occupations and interests could be brought together, to exchange ideas and information. Matters of mutual interest and concerns such as history, traditions, social economics and education problems, were shared to inspire the individual to greater participation and effort.

The League has focused and expanded its efforts in the area of higher education by encouraging and promoting education beyond high school for American citizens.

The League accomplishes this goal by providing scholarships to those in need. The League raises funds through various fund raising activities such as the "Fiesta en Xochimilco" which is the principal and biggest fundraiser. These monies have helped many students attend college, universities, trade schools and /or vocational schools of their choice in Arizona.