Keeping these young minds in school is not only important for them as individuals, but it is an important investment into the futures of their families and their community.
Reforzamiento is UPAVIM’S tutoring center. Run by supervisor Reyna Cho, a local woman, and staffed by international volunteers, it is a safe and interactive space for children in La Esperanza to find help with homework and enrichment through play.
A Safe Space
Reforzamiento is so important for the community because its primary attendees, public school students, are only in class for half of the day. The center is a sanctuary for these children who might otherwise be out on the gang controlled streets. Here they have access to craft supplies, puzzles, books, and games that they don’t have at home. They also find the support and guidance of Reyna and the volunteers.
The Center Offers:
Lessons in small groups
Prepa (a preschool class)
English lessons for children and adults
From Reyna’s salary to pencils and paper, everything Reforzamiento offers the students of La Esperanza is made possible by donations.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation in the USA to one of UPAVIM’s programs, you can do so by writing a check payable to:
- Please mail your donations to:
- UPAVIM Community Development Foundation
- c/o Janessa Landeck
- 1700 Sheely Dr.
- Fort Collins, CO 80526
UCDF – UPAVIM Community Development Foundation
- A registered U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
- Please specify on your check how you would like your funds used, or designate As Needed.