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The mission of Somos Mayfair is to cultivate the dreams and power of the people of Mayfair through cultural activism, social services and community organizing. We are generations of immigrants, rooted in a vibrant community, who nurture healthy families and speak out for justice in Silicon Valley. We are working toward the day when all people of Mayfair believe our barrio to be a place where beauty, power, and dignity flourish and Mayfair is extensively connected to the region, valued for our contributions to society and engaged with the broader movement for justice.
Overview of Programs
Somos Mayfair is one of the growing numbers of organizations in the country providing direct services to the community and organizing residents to take collective action. In practice, our work takes form in three program areas:
- Engaging the community in dialogue: Using cultural arts - specifically popular theater - as tools for community education, we engage a broad cross-section of the community in on-going dialogue on the issues that most deeply impact our lives.
- Supporting families to meet basic needs: Building on families’ inherent strengths, we assist them in their efforts to be healthy and to prepare their children for school success. We employ a team of promotores (community educators) to work with over 200 Mayfair families each year to support them in achieving their personal goals.
- Promoting civic action: We nurture a shared community identity, foster interdependence among residents, and support collective action to impact policies and build power