Elena Aranda runs the Compañeras program at El Centro AMISTAD in Boulder, which helps to empower immigrant women. She describes the activities of her program, including nutritional, health, and English classes, and the history of AMISTAD’s founding. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and was the first person in her family to come to the U.S. She describes the challenges of adjusting to life in the United States. In addition to volunteering with AMISTAD, she works as a therapist with the Mental Health Center, having earned a masters degree in Mexico. She talks about maintaining her cultural identity as a Mexican and a Latina, the challenges she and her children have faced in Boulder due to discrimination, the emphasis she put on education in her family, and her pride in her children’s work.