Mam Non is a 12 year old organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The group supports adoptive families with children from Asia and connects them with the greater Asian American community. We host cultural events such as the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and Lunar New Year. We also run a mentoring program for teen girl adoptees called GIFT, or Growing In Friendship Together, by matching them with Asian American women. Our Etsy shop supports this effort.
Mam Non comes from the Vietnamese maxim, “Tre gia, mang moc.” or “While the bamboo grows older, the young shoot sprouts.” The saying symbolizes the relationship between the older and younger generations. Mam Non literally translates to “sprout,” and is pronounced “Mum Non.”
- Joined September 21, 2009