To educate, support, and mentor young people in precarious social environments, as well as to educate adults
Sep 12, 2011

VISIONAR update - September 2011

VISIONAR - Wine Tasting event Chicago, August 2011
VISIONAR - Wine Tasting event Chicago, August 2011

VISIONAR continues making inroads in the communities of Chicago, IL and San Francisco, Argentina. Our dual goal is to promote the organization and to continue raising funds.


  • In Chicago: August 12th, 2011 - VISIONAR participated in a wine tasting event sponsored by the Argentine Consulate. More than two hundred attendees had the chance to learn about VISIONAR as they registered for the event. 
  • In San Francisco, Argentina: June 11th, August 13th, September 10th - Seminars on Personal Image, organized by VISIONAR and Atrapasueños to raise funds for scholarships. These seminars, led by image consultant Cecilia Varese, are designed to help attendees improve their personal image, be it during job search, in the workplace, or in other aspects of social life. Suggested donation of USD $20 (pesos $60) per seminar.


We invite all our friends and supporters to consider a donation to VISIONAR via Globalgiving. We are getting ready to open the selection process for 2012 scholarships and your help will be greatly appreciated! 

As always, if you have questions, feel free to contact me at


Kind regards,

Gabriela Mondino

Gabriela greeting attendees
Gabriela greeting attendees
Jun 17, 2011

Fundraising events in Argentina

Please read about our exciting fundraising events in San Francisco, Argentina! Wellness and Personal Image Seminars organized by Atrapasueños Association.


Feb 9, 2011

Update from VISIONAR scholar Maximiliano Senno



Scholar:             Maximiliano Senno

University:         Universidad Tecnologica Nacional

Major:               Chemical Engineering

Maximiliano, one of our seven scholars sponsored by VISIONAR, was awarded a full scholarship in February 2010. In December 2010 Maximiliano just completed his first year of college. The excerpt below is from a report that Maximiliano sent to VISIONAR's Board members updating us on his experience during this important transition from high school to college.

"These last months school has been more complicated; we had one midterm after another (and more coming up soon), sometimes without much lecture from professors (but rather, self-study). For instance, in Analytical Geometry and Algebra, we had a 20 minute explanation of the topics that would be in the exam. However, I figured things out, and got a 10 in the exam (highest grade). (...) With Physics, something similar happened. The professor gave the topics to study one day before the exam, so we were all scrambling to get ready. I don't have the grade on that one yet, but I am hoping for something similar to Analytical Geometry.

As far as my classmates, things could not be better.  I am very happy with them, so I hope our friendship will continue to grow for a long time. I befriended a guy who lives in a town outside of San Francisco (Argentina). He comes over to my apartment almost every day and we study together. When the weather is nice, we go sit in the park and study there. But during finals, I think it will be better to study at home so that we don't get distracted.

It is hard to believe that the year is almost over. Before we know it, it will be "summer break". I write with quotation marks before I am planning to use the summer months to review the material I studied, a bit in a hurry, this past year. I hope to have enough time.

I hope to keep sending you good news every time so that you know there is value in the efforts the VISIONAR team and donors make for us. As always I am grateful."

We believe that Maximilianoe will go into his second year of college with continued success. We are very proud of him and we hope that you, the supporters and donors, feel the same.



Gabriela Mondino

Sandra Cravero

Marcelo Lanzarotti

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