"El Saber Es Poder"
The El Saber Es Poder Foundation seeks to
empower our youth by providing programs to better educate and inform underprivileged children and their families.
Rosales St.John is a first generation born Latina in America. Her
mother, Maria Elena Socorro Rosales, who was born and raised in the
beautiful state of Zacatecas, Mexico, is on the board of directors.
Maria raised her three children in America and always stressed the
importance of education. Maria's favorite saying has always been
"knowledge is power." All three of her children hold college degrees.
says "I was put in this position of fame to enable me to help further
the position of my people and to be an inspiration and a role model to
Latinos everywhere. I want them to know that with education, unity, and
believing in ourselves we can overcome any obstacle placed in front of
In November of
2008, El Saber Es Poder and Micron donated 30 computers, electricity
and internet to Barrio de La Cantera in Zacatecas, Mexico. Mia was also
presented with an award from Governor Amalia Garcia, for her role in
sports and humanatarianism. The World Boxing Council also presented her with the 2008 "WBC Goodwill Ambassador" Award.
In March of 2010, El Saber Es
Poder along with Lou Pizzaro of the hit TV show "Operation Repo" and
producer Randy Martinez, produced a PSA in Spanish to raise awareness
of mental illness in our inner city youth. It is our hope that by
increasing awareness we can decrease the numbers in our correctional
In November of 2010, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano joined Mia and LA Laker Ron Artest for an official mental health and suicide
prevention training at Napolitano’s district office in Santa Fe
Springs. Artest and St. John have joined Napolitano to promote the Mental Health
in Schools Act, legislation she authored which would increase federal
funding for mental health therapists in schools.
Mia also speaks in schools and juvenile halls on the importance of
education and overcoming hardship. She recently spoke at The
Professional Social Workers Association about the importance of mental
health in our community. She speaks of her own battles with mental illness, addiction, poverty and overcoming it all, to become a three
time international boxing champion.
El Saber Es Poder is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All donations are tax deductible.