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.
May 9, 2014

Mentoring makes a difference!

Mentors & Gratduate
Mentors & Gratduate

In Argentina, where nearly 20% of young people neither study nor work, the need to develop actions to give more opportunities to new generations is reinforced. This is the reason why young people who end their participation in the Future Graduate Program get into the Graduate Network, created to contribute building bridges to get them closer to their goals.

 ¡One of the main actions of the Network is the Online Coaching! Through this innovating system, more than 30 young graduates that had common target - to choose superior studies, to look for a job, or to have a good performance in their present suited – where matched through a virtual platform with volunteer mentors that were specially trained and summoned by Cimientos.

 Through Online Coaching, mentors provide a wide range of proposals varying from vocational interest, places where to study, scholarships to which apply, CV formats and presentation letters, online jobs search engines and guides to learn how to study, and more! This mentoring is expected to enable each youngster to identify their achievements, to recognize aspects of improvement and to be a space for support, consultation and reflection about their own interests, doubts and expectations for their future.

 Our programs’ protagonists are young people that face the challenge of building their adult lives. Our experience indicates that mentoring helps youngsters achieve their goals. This virtual coaching to graduate fortifies our idea that many youngsters find in their coach a word, tool or strategy they need to keep going on.

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Feb 12, 2014

Bonus Day February 12ths! Make a donation today!

Dear Friends,

If you donate on Wednesday 12th from 9 am EST, GlobalGiving  will match you donation up to $1,000 at 30%. There is $75,000 available in matching and they’re offering a $1,000 bonus award for the most individual donors and a $1,000 bonus award for the most money raised by Project. You can make a huge difference in our low income youth by donating today!!!!!

Last year we worked hard to keep our New Years resolutions to help our graduates, meaning that in 2012:

  •          1014 participantsreceived useful information about education, employment or job-training opportunities to help them reach their personal and professional goals.
  •          590 graduates are subscribed to our Graduates’ blog and 590 are followers to the Graduates Network Facebook profile.
  •          310 graduates received vital job training such as how to search for a job, computer skills, and accounting lessons.
  •          46 graduated recieved online mentoring by 43 volunteers trained by Cimientos.
  •          43 participants were granted university scholarships to further their education and studied different college careers. 3 of them graduated and now have a college degree.
  •          20 graduates found jobs thanks to our help help and obtained personalized mentoring during the first 3 months at their new jobs.
  •          24 participants volunteered at Cimientos.
  •          4 graduates meetings were held in Cimientos headquarters in Buenos Aires where 64 participants were trained, exchanged their experiences and we also took them to the movies!!!

Like us, is one of your New Years resolutions to do a good deed for someone else? Now you can! Help us keep our New Year’s resolutions for 2014 and keep yours to give back by supporting us or by spreading the word to your friends about the life-changing work we do today! Consider giving gift cards to your family and friends or even  your loved one as a present for Valentines Day! Give the gift of giving!

Thanks for making it possible for low income Argentine youth to get jobs and further their education this year!

María and Josefina– Cimientos Graduates Network Team

Dec 2, 2013

Please make a donation on December 3rd!

Meet our new graduates holding their diplomas!
Meet our new graduates holding their diplomas!

Dear friends,

We have wonderful news to share with you! Microsoft has chosen our project to match every donation by 100%!!!! If you donate to our Jobs, Training And Education For Argentine Youth Project on Tuesday December 3rd, Microsoft will match your donation by 100% increasing your impact! If you want to make a good deed after Thanksgiving and before the next celebrations, please donate to our project on Tuesday.

As we all recover from our Thanksgiving food comas and prepare for the next celebrations, my hope is that we still keep why we're thankful in the forefront of our minds. Many of us are blessed with loving families, thoughtful friends and bountiful food over these holidays, and for that we are all incredibly lucky. For that, I for one am incredibly grateful.

Others, like Cimientos' students, don't have the same support system that we do, and need a little more help than the rest of us to just get by. Many of our students lack the integral resources that are so easy for us to take for granted. 

On December 17th, high school classes finish in Argentina to start summer break. More tan 300 low- income youth like Sabrina will graduate from high school thanks to Cimientos` scholarships and mentoring. If we raise the funds we need, all of them could participate in our Graduates Network and recieve vital job and training opportunities to move on and succeed both personally and professionally.

Together, we can help the students who need us most, and give them a great reason to be thankful this holiday´ seasons. To truly make a difference, please contribute to our cause, and help change a student's life in an incredibly meaningful way, for the better.

In this report you can find many of our future graduates holding their diplomas on their last mentoring meetings and Sabrina`s words. You can change more low income youth lives like we are doing together with these students!!!

“I`m really, reallly happy because I finished high school and I want to thank every person that helped me achieve this goal. I`m proud of myself because I was responsible all the way despite all the adversities. I`m happy because now I have a high school diploma and because I met wonderful people such as my mates and teachers. I want to thank my family, my boyfriend and Cimientos for your support. I love all of you!”, Sabrina, new Cimientos Graduate from José C. Paz, Buenos Aires.

With gratitude,

María

 

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