Asociacion de Mujeres Latinoamericanas DBA Latin American Women's Associati (Charlotte, NC)



  • Name:Violeta Moser
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Asociacion de Mujeres Latinoamericanas DBA Latin American Women's Associati
  • Address:P.O.Box 78150, Charlotte, NC 28271
    3440 Toringdon Way, Charlotte, NC 28277
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:704-5521003
  • Main fax:704-319-2250

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:704-362-4140

User Web and Email


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  • Mission:
  • The Latin American Women’s Association (LAWA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Charlotte. Our mission is to support the educational advancement of Hispanic/Latino youth and women and to enhance the quality of life in our community.

  • Overview:
  • LAWA’s programs offer a continuum of tutoring, mentoring, educational, cultural, and financial support for Latino youth and their parents from elementary school through college, with the ultimate goal of increasing Latino students’ high school graduation rates and increasing the number that go on to receive higher education degrees. LAWA also supports Latina girls in particular as they mature into women by extending its programming, beyond college years to continue to mentor Latinas and help them succeed.
    Padres y Padrinos
    •A comprehensive, culturally sensitive program, conducted in collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) that targets elementary school students and their parents.
    •The goal is to support the academic and social development of Latino children. Students receive individual tutoring while parents participate in parenting sessions.
    •“Dancing for Diversity” is a critical component of the program, and its goals are to reinforce students self esteem and encourage peer interaction and inclusion.
    10% increase in math scores
    12% increase in reading scores
    Students demonstrated greater social development and self confidence

    High School Series Program
    •A high school drop-out prevention program conducted in collaboration with local colleges and universities, CMS high schools, and other non profit and grass roots organizations.
    •Consists of workshops for high schools students and their parents to provide guidance and informational resources to encourage Latino and other minority teenagers to successfully complete high school and pursue a higher education.

    Youth Scholarship Program
    •A needs-and merit-based four-year scholarships for first and second generation Latino students attending accredited colleges and universities.
    Reached the half million dollar award mark in 2012, but the need is far greater. During 2012 LAWA was only able to award scholarships to 36% of applicants, all of whom were as equally accomplished and in need of financial assistance.

    The Women’s Scholarship Program
    •A program for women 25 years of age and older that encourages Latinas to start or continue a career and learn or update skills, in order to help support themselves and their families.

    LAWA Workshop Series
    •Workshops and forums to empower Latino women to sharpen their work and life skills to compete for better jobs, continue or start a new career and build networks.

  • History:
  • LAWA was founded by a group of Hispanic women in 1992 to offer mentorship and to raise funds for Hispanic high school students to have access and to attend college. To raise funds, LAWA created an annual black tie gala named Carnival Charlotte. In its first year, the event raised enough money to send two students to college with two five hundred dollar scholarships. Since then, LAWA has raised over $500,000 and has awarded 172 scholarships. In 2008, as the Hispanic population increased from 6,000 to over 100,000 in the Charlotte region, LAWA established two additional programs: Parents and Godparents and the WomenWorkshop Series. The programs focused on younger teens and their parents to offer a continiuum of support from elementary to high school. At this point, LAWA became the only Latino organization serving the community with comprehensive, linguistically and culturally sensitive educational programs addressing the needs for academic advancement and social development of students and families. Parents and Godparents began with 60 students and has currently served 252 students in three elementary and one middle school. The offers individual tutoring and mentoring to 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, parenting sessions for their parents, and a dance curriculum to address self-esteem and peer interaction and integration. In 2010 LAWA added the High School Series program targeting high school drop out and college readiness preparation. LAWA has served 150 students and their parents. The program conducts informational and practical workshops and has grown from one to three high schools and from one to three colleges.

  • Year established:1992
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:4
  • Staff size:2

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Alina Bartlett - Director
    Maria Boral -
    Lennin Caro -
    Advisory Board
    Verónica Calderón
    Jim Huddle
    Ana Rivera Lemley
    Liz Linzan
    Cheryl Palmer
    Ana Rey
    Victoria Sprow
    Andrea Williams
    Paula Cortina
    Ana Flynn
    Anneliese Foerster

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Violeta Moser
    Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Luisa Agathon
    Program Coordinator


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:56-1781060

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:561781060
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 78150
  • Organization City:CHARLOTTE
  • Organization State:NC
  • Organization Zip:28271-7026
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 2003
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:April, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:April
  • NTEE Code:A23
  • Asset Amount:$284,962
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$228,600
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$204,210
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:21:56 pm

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