CMAS serves as a bridge to the wider Latino community in the Metroplex through public lectures on multiple topics involving the Mexican American population. These audiences have included the Dallas Office of the U.S. Department of Education, Departmental Directors for the City of Arlington, DFW Metroplex Police Chiefs, Arlington Memorial Hospital, and the Latina Leadership High School program sponsored by the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas.
CMAS also sponsors a parent-involvement outreach program to Spanish-speaking parents of children in the local public schools. “Vamos a la Universidad/Let’s Go to College” is an evening program for Spanish-speaking parents during which they are able to learn about working effectively with teachers, promoting higher education in the home, planning for financing higher education, and arranging family visits to universities. The program is tailored to elementary school, middle school, and high school parents, and can be arranged by contacting CMAS Program Coordinator Alma Rick.