The Trust for the Americas

To promote partnerships for economic and social inclusion in the Americas.
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Brazil
 
Help us fund training for 100 young people with disabilities in information technology and job-readiness! POETA Accessible trains people with disabilities on technology skills, adaptive technology, job readiness and content accessibility. The project in Brazil will provide curriculum development, educational materials, internet access, training for trainers, and specialized institutional strengthening for our local partner's center. project reportread updates from the field
Promoting socioeconomic inclusion in the Americas
 
Help the POETA Social Franchise (PSF) strengthen and expand our network of 162 technological centers in 22 countries across the hemisphere. We focus on building capacities and providing tools and knowledge to organizations that promote the social and economic inclusion of vulnerable populations in the Americas. What started as a pilot program has evolved into a model with a 90% sustainability rate. We need your help to keep strengthening key actors and achieve a more inclusive region! project reportread updates from the field
Empower Mexican Youth through Technology on Wheels
 
This program will train 200 at-risk young people between the ages of 12 and 29 in computer science, internet use and innovation in order to promote skills development and job placement, while distancing them from unproductive activities. This innovative program provides services through a mobile classroom that visits the most vulnerable and dangerous neighborhoods in Hermosillo, Mexico. For this reason, a extended number of youth benefit from this innovative project. project reportread updates from the field
Building a Culture of Inclusion in El Salvador
 
Improve the standards of living youth residing in high rates of socio-economic vulnerability of the municipality of San Jose Villanueva, Department of La Libertad, strengthening capacities and quality of work in economic initiatives involving young people in the municipality. project reportread updates from the field
Hydroponics for Nicaraguan young entrepreneurs
 
Youth in the rural community of Palo de Lapa, in Leon Nicaragua will benefit economically and nutritionally through training and the provision of materials to learn a form of horticulture called hydroponics. Hydroponics is an innovative form of gardening making use of small spaces and water-base plant cultivation. A group of 25 students will benefit through improved nutrition and the ability to grow and sell plant products in local markets. project reportread updates from the field
Youth Empowerment in Colombia through Technology
 
This program will train 25 at-risk young people between the ages of 13 and 18 in science, technology, and innovation in order to promote holistic personal, mental, and emotional development, while distancing them from unproductive and dangerous activities. The program focuses on leadership training, improving creativity and teamwork, while incentivising each participant's contribution to his or her community through small grants and diverse classroom modules to develop entrepreneurial ventures. project reportread updates from the field
Provide Hydroponic growing kits for youth!
 
This micro-loans will allow Youth in the rural community of Palo de Lapa, in Leon Nicaragua to benefit economically and nutritionally through training and the provision of 5 Hydroponic growing kits to learn a form of horticulture called hydroponics.Hydroponics is an innovative form of gardening making use of small spaces and water-base plant cultivation. A group of 25 students will benefit through improved nutrition and the ability to grow and sell plant products in local markets. project reportread updates from the field
Help Gustavo and Guilherme to have a better future
 
The brothers, Gustavo and Guilherme participated in the POETA project in Santo Andre - Brazil. They are recognized for their perseverance despite being born Duchene muscular dystrophy and having lost their mother just over a year ago. They continue studying and trying achieve their dream of pursuing a career in technology. In the last quarter they started the activities in the POETA Center with the best grades in the class. project reportread updates from the field
Training for Youth with Disabilities in Peru
 
This project will provide micro-entrepreneurship training and small grants to youth with disabilities in Chiclayo, Peru. The training will empower young people with disabilities as leaders and agents of change and will promote a virtuous circle of community-driven development. project reportread updates from the field
Economic opportunities through community radio
 
This project is part of a community improvement project developed by the Foundation Laudes Infantis in Bella Flor and Brisas del Volador neighborhood. The main objective is to promote cultural activities, education, job training and recreation through active participation and media. The project will establish a community radio station that offers young people a means of self expression, cultural training, and economic opportunities. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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