Interview with 11-year-old Luis and his mother Juana. I asked him some questions about what his going to school meant for his family.


The Mexican American Network of Students (MANOS) is a grassroots community organization offering free after-school tutoring services while also promoting active family involvement in schooling and positive views toward ethnic and linguistic identities.

The mission of MANOS is to promote educational attainment, committed leadership, and civic engagement among underserved students living in New York City with a particular focus on those of Mexican descent.

Through a variety of civic and educational partnerships, MANOS provides positive guidance and support for underserved youth and their families.