MI's programs include the promotion of economic and educational opportunities for immigrant adults (especially day laborers) and other low-income adults, after-school tutoring and mentoring programs for underserved youth, and leadership courses and workshops. The Institute works to strengthen families, engage communities linked by geography, demographics, language and/or faith, and build bridges between these communities and broader society.
- Life Skills/Day Laborer Program: Aiding economically disadvantaged low-income adults, especially working immigrant adults--in acquiring educational, vocational and social skills that support economic self-sufficiency while providing health, legal, and emergency resources as needed. MI's street-based outreach efforts take place daily at the MI Berkeley, North Fair Oaks, and Richmond sites. Below are some of main services/programs offered under this program:
- Mentoring for Academic Success (MAS) Program: Offering a continuum of academic support for students from third through ninth grade, the goal is to reduce racial inequality in education, leading to readiness for college success. Assisting students in becoming competitively eligible for post-secondary education through tutoring and enrichment activities. This program currently operates at the Berkeley and Richmond sites. The summer component of this program is the annual summer Youth Writing Festival (YWF) to facilitate writing skills in an inspiring setting. This is a month-long summer program, that inspires young people to enjoy applying writing to settings beyond school.