Fundacion Cimientos

Cimientos is dedicated to promote equal opportunities in education through programs that encourage school inclusion and improve the quality in education for children and youth from low income families in Argentina.
Jul 21, 2011

On behalf of the freedom of our youth…

Antonela´s testimony as a Cimientos scholar- 05.11
Antonela´s testimony as a Cimientos scholar- 05.11

*Versión en español a continuación

Dear friend:

On the 4th and the 9th of July, respectively, both the United States and Argentina observed Independence Day. These are days on which we celebrate Liberty, pausing to gratefully remember the individual liberties we all enjoy – just as our nations won the right to pursue their own destinies and our forefathers won the freedom to choose how they wanted to live and who they wanted to be. Please collaborate with us so that every child in Argentina can also have the opportunity to choose his or her path in life.

In this issue, we’re sharing photos of some of the activities in which Cimientos graduates have volunteered their time and energy to help raise funds and brainstorm new projects. Also included are photos of the Graduate Network’s first meeting of the year, which was held in May and attended by 20 graduates.

Best regards,

María Hilaire (Cimientos Graduate Network Coordinator)

Querido amigo:

El 4 y 9 de Julio EEUU y Argentina respectivamente festejaron su Día de la Independencia. Son días en que se rinde homenaje a la libertad… Nuestros países tuvieron la libertad de elegir su camino, qué y quiénes querían ser y qué querían hacer…Ayudá a que los chicos de Argentina puedan tener la misma oportunidad de elegir su camino, colaborando con la Red de Egresados de Cimientos.

En esta edición, les presentamos fotos de algunas actividades en las que los egresados participaron como voluntarios para diseñar nuevos proyectos o recaudar fondos, así como otras del primer encuentro de egresados que realizamos en mayo y contó con 20 jóvenes participantes.

Saludos,

María Hilaire (coordinadora de la Red de Egresados de Cimientos)

Graduate volunteers at annual fundraising dinner
Graduate volunteers at annual fundraising dinner
Graduate 1st. assembly in Buenos Aires- 05.2011
Graduate 1st. assembly in Buenos Aires- 05.2011
Sharing a mate at their first get-together- 05.11
Sharing a mate at their first get-together- 05.11

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Apr 28, 2011

Leandro´s Story

Leandro at the law firm
Leandro at the law firm

* Versión en español a continuación

Dear friends:

This week, while many American students are enjoying Spring Break, thousands of Argentine teenagers are studying and looking for jobs in order to pay for college, which will afford them a more promising future and more opportunities to overcome poverty.

We rely on your continued support to enable more Argentine teenagers to study and work. You can help us give children like Leandro a chance to improve their circumstances…

“My name is Leandro, and I am 19 years old. In 2004 I was given a scholarship by Cimientos Scholarship Program, and Cimientos continued to sponsor me until I graduated from high school in 2009.

Cimientos Graduate Network continues to support sponsored students after graduation, offering career advice and job search assistance according to each student’s major and professional skillset.

Thus, as a beginning law student, I was contacted and offered a position at a prestigious legal practice. The group of lawyers reached out to me, extending me their trust and support despite my inexperience in the world of legal research. From the very beginning, I have felt entirely comfortable and at ease, and I know that everything I’m learning is essential to my future as an attorney.

I am as grateful to Cimientos as I am to the law firm for the opportunity with which they have jointly provided me. I feel truly happy given all that I have been able to accomplish during the past several years, and it is my hope that my experience will serve as an example to other businesses that could potentially hire and train young people seeking professional experience.”

La Historia de Leandro

Queridos amigos:

En estos días, mientras los estudiantes americanos están de vacaciones, miles de jóvenes argentinos están estudiando y buscando trabajo para poder solventar su carrera universitaria, que le permitirá tener un futuro con más y mejores oportunidades para salir de la pobreza. 

¡Ayúdennos a que más chicos como Leandro puedan cambiar su destino! Necesitamos continuar recibiendo su apoyo para lograr que más jóvenes argentinos puedan estudiar y trabajar…

“Mi nombre es Leandro, tengo 19 años, fui becado por el Programa de Becas Escolares de Cimientos, desde el año 2004 hasta que egresé del secundario en el 2009.

La Red de Egresados de Cimientos continúa con el seguimiento a sus becados, ofreciendo búsquedas laborales de acuerdo a la carrera que cada uno continúa. Y así fue como se contactaron conmigo, que estudio Abogacía.

Me ofrecieron un puesto laboral en un estudio jurídico de gran importancia  y prestigio. A pesar de mis pocos conocimientos en cuanto a lo jurídico, el grupo de abogados me brindó su apoyo y confianza desde un principio, por lo que me sentí muy cómodo y a gusto. Todo lo que estoy aprendiendo es importantísimo para mis estudios y mi futuro desempeño como abogado.

Agradezco tanto a Cimientos como al estudio jurídico por todo lo que me han brindado. Me siento realmente muy bien y estoy feliz por todo lo que he podido lograr en estos años. Ojalá esto sirva de ejemplo para que otras empresas puedan contratar y formar a jóvenes que quieran realizar experiencias laborales. “

Mar 15, 2011

Back to School for Argentine students!

Jennifer(right) w/ Daiana & our Executive Director
Jennifer(right) w/ Daiana & our Executive Director

*version en español a continuación

Dear Friends,

March has been an exciting month for us here at Cimientos, as classes have started back up and Argentine students that have the means to attend have headed back to school. One of these students is Jennifer, a college sophomore who was granted a scholarship to attend thanks to Cimientos’ support. Jennifer shares her inspirational story of personal empowerment, achievement and how Cimientos helped her surmount formidable barriers with us below.

In a month as important as March in Argentina, when so many kids are struggling to stay in school due to economic hardship, we are reminded of the importance of giving more students like Jennifer the chance to go to school, get a good education and escape poverty. By giving us your continued support by donating and spreading the word to your friends and family that also believe, like us, that education can change the world, you have the opportunity to give the gift of opportunity to those that need it most.

If you donate to low-income youth in Argentina TODAY (Wednesday, March 16th), Global Giving will match your donation by 30%, increasing your impact!

Thank you for helping make back to school an exciting and enriching time for anyone who wants to keep learning!

The Cimientos Team

Jennifer´s Story

“Thanks Cimientos!! Thanks to this wonderful NGO I got to go to high school…Not letting Cimientos down and not giving up on myself was a huge challenge. I received a scholarship for 5 whole years though to make it happen!!

Thanks to you, I now have the possibility of studying at a great university. I want to let you know that I love the place where I study and I´m trying to keep up with it. I’m studying Business Administration at the UADE University and I hope I’ll do really well! I´m gonna keep making an effort, studying and thanking Cimientos for all it did, does and will keep doing for me!!

Cimientos is one of the best things in life that can happen to you…if you take advantage of it!! Thanks Cimientos and thanks to its donors for making my life a life with bigger and better ambitions!!” - Jennifer

 ¡Alumnos vuelven a la escuela!

 Queridos amigos:

En marzo, los jóvenes argentinos comenzaron sus clases, tanto en la escuela como en la universidad. Necesitamos continuar recibiendo su apoyo para lograr que más jóvenes como Jennifer accedan a una educación de calidad y así puedan escapar de la pobreza.

¡Si hoy (miércoles 16 de marzo) haces una donación a jóvenes con bajos recursos económicos, Global Giving donará un 30% adicional y tu impacto será mayor!

Gracias por tu apoyo!

Equipo de Cimientos

Testimonio de Jennifer

“¡¡GRACIAS CIMIENTOS!! Gracias a esta hermosa fundación yo pude estudiar toda mi secundaria con un gran incentivo....No decepcionarlos ni decepcionarme a mi misma... ¡¡Fui becada durante 5 años!!

Gracias a ustedes, yo hoy tengo la posibilidad de estudiar en una gran universidad. Quiero contarles que me encanta el lugar en el que estudio y estoy tratando de adaptarme al ritmo universitario. ¡Estoy estudiando Administración de Empresas en la Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) y espero que me vaya muy bien! ¡¡VOY A SEGUIR ESFORZÁNDOME, ESTUDIANDO Y AGRADECIENDO A CIMIENTOS POR TODO LO QUE HA HECHO, HACE Y SEGUIRÁ HACIENDO POR MI!!

CIMIENTOS ES UNA DE LAS MEJORES COSAS QUE TE PUEDEN PASAR EN LA VIDA...¡¡¡SI LA SABES APROVECHAR!!! ¡¡GRACIAS CIMIENTOS Y GRACIAS A LOS DONANTES POR HACER DE MI VIDA UNA VIDA CON GRANDES y MEJORES ASPIRACIONES!!”

- Jennifer

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