Your membership supports our mission and all of our agency’s programs and services.
Individual Members receive the twice-yearly MAPS newsletter, Voz da Comunidade, as well as regular e-newsletters, and are eligible to vote in the Annual Meeting and Board Election each fall. To become an Individual Member or renew your membership, please click on the appropriate category below.
Memberships are valid for one Fiscal Year, July 1-June 30.
Individual Membership Requirements
To become a MAPS individual member, you must be at least 14 years old and fit into one of the following categories:
a) Be a Portuguese Speaker or of Portuguese-speaking descent;
b) Be the spouse or partner of an individual described in category (a);
c) Be an individual interested in supporting and or working with our community. This category requires a majority vote (by the Board of Directors).
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