Join Us July 17 for our Talk Series with Mano a Mano Co-Founders: “Bi-Cultural Competence: Essential to Effective Cross-National Work”

Join Us July 17 for our Talk Series with Mano a Mano Co-Founders: “Bi-Cultural Competence: Essential to Effective Cross-National Work” The fourth talk of our Speaker Series is with Mano a Mano co-founders Joan & Segundo Velasquez and Marilyn E. Vigil, Professor Emerita Metropolitan State University; they will be discussing “Bi-Cultural Competence: Essential to Effective Cross-National Work.” […]

Culturally Competent Social Work Practice

Culturally Competent Social Work Practice This presentation on working bi-culturally and providing culturally competent social work practice was given by Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez, Ph.D. to a Twin Cities-area clinic recently. Joan’s social work background has had a huge influence on Mano a Mano’s community-based partnership model; as Joan says: “Mano a Mano’s […]

Book Reading & Discussion on October 1st at Mano a Mano Office

Book Reading & Discussion on October 1st at Mano a Mano Office Mano a Mano is hosting a book reading on Saturday, October 1st from 10-11:30 am. Mary Martin, the author of Mano a Mano’s second book La Familia: An International Love Story will be reading from the book and talking about the process of getting […]

Mano a Mano Presenting at 2016 International Social Work Conference at Augsburg College

Mano a Mano Presenting at 2016 International Social Work Conference at Augsburg College On May 5-6, 2016, Augsburg College is hosting an International Social Work Conference; this year’s theme is “Global Social Work Communities: Emerging Challenges, Interwoven Solutions.” The conference is intended to be an international exchange of social work practice throughout the world. Mano a Mano co-founder […]

Interview with Mano a Mano Co-Founder Joan Velasquez

Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez was recently interviewed by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development. Click the link below to read the article: “A Drive for Deeper Understanding – From Ramsey County to Bolivia, Joan Velasquez, ’79, is an advocate and organizer for communities in need.”