Niñas Del Corazón (Girls of the Heart) Programa is an after school and summer program benefiting Latina Youth ages 8 to 15, living in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood. The program is a partnership with local Hispanic resource El Concilio and provides support in addressing environmental factors and concerns of Kalamazoo’s Hispanic community. These include issues such as low academic performance, substance use, and acculturation. Educational curriculum is in Spanish and program staff are culturally competent, bilingual, and come from relatable backgrounds. The program aims to build respect and trust, boost academic performance and social emotional development, and empower young Latina women to excel.


Latina youth ages 8 – 15.


Monday through Thursday from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Please contact us at 269-385-6279 or 269-343-1651 for more information.


We strive to strengthen the Edison Community by helping Latina girls and their families to heal from acculturation trauma, language barriers, environmental high-risk factors, and academic disparities.