Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly. They are deep and powerful representations of life. Butterflies are a metaphor representing spiritual rebirth, transformation, change, hope, and life.
Mariposa Alliance is dedicated to helping foster care & at-promise youth who are aging out of the foster system. We provide options and opportunities. We aim to provide essential services for young adults, who are in need of financial education, life-skills, education, mentoring, and occupational skills training.
What We Do
Mariposa Alliance is a 501(c)3 community-serving nonprofit and an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to have a diverse team representative of the young people it serves. We support all regardless of race, gender, sexuality, country of origin, religion, or ability. BIPOC, LGBTQ+.
Mariposa Alliance will find and provide services for education, occupational skills training and life-skills through educators, counselors, and mentors. Our programs are created to focus on the specific needs of youth in the foster care or justice systems. These individualized educational programs will provide a pathway to greater opportunities and resources. Activities designed to support transition-age youth and nonminor dependents in achieving a successful adulthood.
Founder: Freddie Guerrero
As an at-risk youngster to foster-child, I was that child who was nurtured and mentored with positive life skillsets that allowed me to grow and successfully transform my life.
This transition was possible due to the many people who not only provided services but also gave of themselves. I have been working with at-risk children as a deputy probation officer for a good portion of my life.
I know what at-risk children experience and feel because I was one as well. After many years of thinking of how to give back, I acted on my plan and created Mariposa Alliance.
We currently focus our services on youth between the ages of 16 to 24. We will create positive ripples through newly empowered students that graduate through our program. Eventually, we would like to extend our services to their families and the community by offering legal assistance, job placement, financial coaching, parental classes, and more!
Innovation - continue to improve, and embrace positive change
Empower - through education and mentoring to create self-confidence
Impactful - Make a difference everyday with solutions, options and direction