We are Mothers And Daughters Raising Expectations since 1992.

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Melissa Ruiz, MSSW

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I graduated from...

The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work.


Before joining Con Mi MADRE I was...

Working as a Trauma Social Work Intern in the Trauma Services Department at University Medical Center Brackenridge. I was also working part time as a childcare teacher at ACC Eastview Campus.


I joined Con Mi MADRE because...

I BELIEVE in Con Mi MADRE’s mission to empower young Latina girls to pursue post-secondary education. What I love about CMM is that the mothers are a part of the process. Mothers are by their daughter’s side, encouraging them to attend their dream school. All young Latinas should have the opportunity to attend college, Con Mi MADRE makes that happen. Being a Latina who overcame many barriers on her way to pursuing a college education, I understand that it is not easy. Having Con Mi MADRE available to our Latina sisters makes it so much easier to navigate through college applications, financial aid documents and all other hurdles we as young women experience. Con Mi MADRE is such a wonderful organization and I am very blessed to be a part of it.


2 Fun Facts About Me:

My favorite food is Mole (but only the one my Mami cooks for me) and I love DOGS! They are the best company anyone could have. ! 


Phone: (512) 475-6309

Email: melissa@conmimadre.org

"What I love about CMM is that the mothers are a part of the process. Mothers

are by their daughter’s side, encouraging them to attend their dream school."

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