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 (Tutoring Center) 1992-Present

UPAVIM’S tutoring center is a safe and interactive space in La Esperanza open to all students in primary grades to to find help with homework and enrichment through play. Reyna Cho, a local Guatemalan woman, supervises the tutoring program with the assistance of international volunteers. This program operates entirely on the generosity of our donors.

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 Tutoring Program's Wish List:

  • Volunteers to staff the center.

  • Books for children and teenagers in Spanish.

  • General educational materials in Spanish (maps, science activities, craft supplies, etc.).

  • Materials for teaching English to children and adults.

The Center Offers:

  • One-on-one tutoring

  • 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.

Thank you for your support!

For further details please contact us anytime.

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