Asociacion de Mujeres Progresistas

by Leah Butz
Asociacion de Mujeres Progresistas
PO Box 709, Rayan Tejada Station
New York
Secondary Address
703 West 180th Street Apt. 24
New York, NY 10033
Phone Number
(212) 795-0331
Director, Manager or CEO
Carmen Acosta
Mission Statement
To meet the needs of thousands of families, particularly, women who today more than ever are the heads of household, single working mothers in need of assistance and referrals in areas, such as, educational opportunities, English as a Second Language (ESL), domestic violence, housing, health, immigration, as well as legal issues.
Year Started
Major Funders
Grants from CHALK
Latest Projects
AMP Magazine
Interesting Fact
They publish a biannual magazine and provide 5,000 copies to the community via businesses, organization and various events. They are a member of CHALK's Vive tu Vida/Live your Life Task Force.
Areas Served
Bronx, Manhattan
Core Programs
Provide to members of the community assistance with referrals related to education, housing, domestic violence, immigration, and health issues.
AMP magazine (biannual): 5,000 copy circulation distributed to the community.
Annual Mid-Summer Health Fair: Collaboration with neighborhood doctors. Provide free health screening for blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, mammograms, hepatitis C, cholesterol, dental evaluation and hearing.
Health and Nutrition Conferences: Focus on healthy eating and cooking for parents and children.
Physical Activity: DanceXercise and PlayStreet are family programs that combine physical fitness with fun every Saturday in July and August. Funding for this program provided by CHALK (Choosing Healthy Active Lifestyle for Kids)grants.
English Classes: in collaboration with We are NY, provide 10-week conversational English classes that help adults learn English and how to navigate city agencies that provide services for residents.
Major Issues
Community Advocacy, Food Environment, Nutrition Education (Adult)
Frequently used hashtags
#asociacióndemujeresprogresistas #ampdancexercise#playstreet #danceXercise #AMPNY
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