Nov 3, 2017

Celebrating Cimientos 20th anniversary with Davids story

Meet David at his work
Meet David at his work

Dear friends,

On October 13th, Cimientos celebrated it´s 20th anniversary. We are so happy to know we´ve been changing thousands of low income youths and families through education and employment opportunities during all these years.

 On this occasion, we want to share with you the story of David, an 18 year old boy who lives in a vulnerable neighborhood of the City of Buenos Aires. When he was about to finish high school, David listened to a talk we gave at his school about the needs of the current job market, to invite young people to take an administrative assistant and soft skills course that would allow them to access quality jobs.

 David did not hesitate a second. So far he had only had sporadic and precarious jobs as a bricklayer. He took the course that we dictated together with KPMG and J.P. Morgan and a week before receiving his diploma, he got a job as a receptionist at DuPont.

 It´s been 5 months since he started working. He has an excellent salary, health insurance, retirement contributions, he is working and training in a company that is also very satisfied with his performance. He never imagined that a few months after finishing high school and taking our course he would be this good.

Thanksgiving is approaching and we really like the habit in the USA of thinking and sharing what they are thankful for ... In Cimientos, we are grateful to have completed 20 years of hard work to change stories like David's and we appreciate the support of all our donors who made and make our work possible. 

We count on your support to continue working for equal educational opportunities.

Best regards,

María

Cimientos team celebrating our 20th anniversary
Cimientos team celebrating our 20th anniversary
Wishing us a Happy Birthday :)
Wishing us a Happy Birthday :)
Aug 7, 2017

Mid year youth workshops and meeting

Sharing a great day
Sharing a great day

Dear friends, 

Last July 19th 72 low income youth participated in a Graduates Network meeting held in Buenos Aires. It was winter holidays and we always take advantage of the free time they have during 2 weeks to offer them meaningful and fun activitiesIt was the first time we were able to screen live a meeting through our youtube channel so other youth from the rest of Argentina could also participate.

In the morning, they participated in 4 different vocational guidance and communication workshops coordinated by 3 universities and a Human Resources specialist where they reflected on how to choose what to study after finishing high school and learned tools to improve their communication skills for future jobs or studies.

After lunch, we organized a raffle where they won movies, theatre and football matches tickets, free dinners at fast food restaurants, sports bags and cosmetic products donated by different firms. All of the winners were really thrilled and grateful.

In the afternoon, we invited 30 proffesionals from different careers and firms and 13 different universities, NGO´s and gubernamental scholarships programmes. The youth spent the whole afternoon talking with them and listening to their experience to know different career and scholarships options. 

We want to organize at least 5 more of these meetings in other provinces of Argentina for other children but in order to be able to do this, we need to raise more funds. GlobalGiving is holding their first ever International Youth Week Campaign, starting at 9:00AM EDT on August 7th until Saturday, August 12th at midnight EDT!

-       Matching funds will be available starting at 9:00AM EDT on the 7th! One-time donations will be matched at 100% until funds run out (hurry to make a donation! ;) )

-       Recurring donations will be matched 100% up to $250 throughout all Youth Week!

If you want to help Argentine low income youth have more opportunities to finish high school, be able to studie a career and or find a job to escape poverty, this the time to support us! Together we can change more than 1800 lives :)

Best regards and thanks for everything, 

María 

More students having fun
More students having fun
72 youth participated in our meeting
72 youth participated in our meeting
Some of the rafflewinners
Some of the rafflewinners
Jul 5, 2017

First work experiences

Guest accreditation and reception
Guest accreditation and reception

Dear friends,

In this opportunity we want to share great news with you! Last week 6 youth obtained their first job. They were hired  by Adecco to work in a Corporate Risponsability event.
For most of them it was their first work experience. Their tasks included guests accreditation and reception.
We share with you some pictures and Addeco comments " Good morning! How are you? I would like to thank you for coordinating all the arrangements with the students. The event was a big success! The students were wonderful, always well predisposed. It was a pleasure to work with them."
We want to keep working  in order to give more employment and education opportunities to youth living under vulnerable conditions in Argentina.
We count with your help!
Thank you.
María
 
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