"TO ENSURE THAT EVERY FARMWORKER CHILD BE PROVIDED ACCESS TO A QUALITY
EDUCATION, THE ARTS, AND TECHNOLOGY FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE."
With a record of over 40 years of service in the community, MAC is a well-respected advocate of community issues and an agent of positive change for promoting cultural and civic engagement.
Founded in 1990, the Mexican American Council (MAC) offers graduating high school students college scholarships to counter high school drop out rates and encourage college completion. MAC provides high school students mentorship and guidance through their four years of high school. Students are identified in middle school and continues to assist them through high school and into their college transition. Supporting programs include the Family Empowerment Program (FEP), the Homestead-Miami Mariachi Conservatory (HMMC), and the College Club. MAC’s comprehensive service-delivery approach, empowers farmworker families to successfully guide their children to a brighter future and quality of life. We fund our college scholarships and student services through a public-private fundraising model and our mentors generously volunteer their mentoring services to our children. MAC's multi-year commitment to at-risk youth throughout the state of Florida is an investment in the communities in which our students live. Since our inception over 11,550 children and their parents have participated in MAC programs & activities.