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...

Everything Starts With the Community

Everything Starts With the Community Everything that Mano a Mano does starts with the community – hand in hand. They come to us to ask for our help on projects that they have identified, they provide a percentage of the project’s costs (along with the...

Almost a Decade at Mano a Mano (and Why I’m Still Here)

Almost a Decade at Mano a Mano… In just a few short months, I’ll be hitting my 10-year anniversary of working at Mano a Mano. It has defintely felt like a long time since my initial job interview in November 2005, which was for a part-time, Administrative...

Mano a Mano’s Development Model and Amartya Sen

The following is a guest post by Mano a Mano intern Jesse Flanagan. If this post is of interest, be sure to check back over the next few weeks, as our book Gaining Ground: A Blueprint for Community-Based International Development, will be available soon! Gaining...

Making Peanut Butter – the Mano a Mano Model in Action

A few days ago we mentioned a recent project to make peanut butter in Bolivia, for distribution in food packets to flood-affected communities and also to sell to raise funding for Mano a Mano. The Mano a Mano Model in Action As part of our internal back-and-forth...