Mano al Hermano is proud to be a community-based, nonprofit organization in Dare County. Our mission is to support and empower Latino families in Dare County through education and positive integration.
Estamos orgullosos de ser una organización sin fines de lucro basada en la comunidad del Condado de Dare. Nuestra misión es apoyar y empoderar a las familias latinas en el Condado de Dare a través de los programas de educación e integración positiva.
“I’ve worked for almost two years with one little boy who has been severely behind. I’ve watched him struggle with reading and make slow progress. One day during the summer program, as we read a book about the ocean, he asked me how waves are made. By wind, I said. “How?" I got a shallow bowl of water and asked him to blow across it. Voila! Waves. I saw his eyes light up. And I realized: This child is very interested in nature. So now as much as possible I tailor his learning experiences around animals and nature. From these small steps I am witnessing the birth of a love for learning.” Jan
“Tutoring with Mano al Hermano has been a wonderful experience. Not only do I feel like I am truly making a impact on these children's lives but they inspire me every week to come up with creative new ways to teach and learn. Sometimes I don't know who is more excited about our weekly tutor sessions, me or the kids!” Erica
We are asking for your financial support to sustain our programs, which support and empower the poorest and most under-served population in Dare County - Hispanics/Latinos. Our programs continue to grow, both in terms of numbers and impact. However, that growth has not been matched by the necessary sustaining funds.
Please consider the following contributions that we have made to our community in the past year:
• Family Literacy Program (FLP)
• English As A Second Language (ESL)
• Roanoke Island Community Garden
• OBX Latin Festival 2016
You can choose to make a general donation to Mano al Hermano to support our many programs by clicking the "Donate" button, or you can choose to sponsor a child by clicking the "Sponsor a Child" button. For $240 a year--$20 a month--you can sponsor a child's education for an entire year. Please note that you are not obligated to donate the full amount of $240 if you choose this option. You can certainly contribute less than $240 to support a child's education.
Your donation is tax deductible and very much appreciated. We thank you for your support.
News and Updates
Mano al Hermano is pleased to present its two new co-directors, Ama Frimpong and Jessica Loose. Frimpong is an immigration attorney who has recently returned to the country after teaching ESL for five months in Colombia. Loose, who has been an active volunteer with Mano al Hermano, is a recently-retired ESL teacher with Dare County Schools. Frimpong and Loose are excited to serve the Latino community through Mano al Hermano.
In 2016, Mano al Hermano was the FIRST PLACE WINNER of the 5th Annual Outer Banks Community Foundation Video Contest! This was our chance to showcase our Family Literacy Success Story and highlight the exciting and impactful programs that OBCF helped fund. In 2015, Mano al Hermano won second place. We thank the Outer Banks Community Foundation for its continued support.
Mano al Hermano
P.O. Box 65
Nags Head, NC 27959
3901 North Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 564-8993