Nov 9, 2020

November report 2020

First of all, on behalf of the LISI Institute, I want to thank you for being part of our community and we hope that you as well as your family are doing well. 

I want to take this report to give an update on our main activities. Due to preventive measures to avoid the contagion of Covid19, the previous semester our students finished it at home and 247 students graduated from our schools. The school year in August started with a total of 715 students taking online classes. In addition, our tutoring program where we have been able to detect that a large part of our students have gone through difficult times in their lives. Our income has not yet recovered and that is why the institute staff continues to receive 75% of their salary. Their dedication and commitment is exemplary because many of our teachers are parents and they have to combine teaching with taking care of their children at home. Thank you very much for supporting education. Carlos Macias.


Antes que nada a nombre del Instituto LISI quiero agradecerle por ser parte de nuestra comunidad y esperamos que usted al igual que su familia se encuentren muy bien. Quiero aprovechar este informe para dar una actualización de nuestras principales actividades.

 

Por las medidas preventivas para evitar el contagio del Covid19, el anterior semestre nuestros alumnos lo terminaron en casa y  247 estudiantes se graduaron de nuestros planteles.

 

El curso escolar en agosto comenzó con un total de 715 alumnos con clases en línea.  Además, de nuestro programa de tutorías en donde hemos podido detectar que gran parte de nuestros alumnos ha pasado por momentos difíciles en su vida.

 

Nuestros ingresos aún no se han recuperado y es por ello que el personal del instituto sigue percibiendo el 75% de su salario. Es ejemplar su dedicación y empeño porque muchos de nuestros maestros son padres de familia y tiene que combinar el impartir clases con el cuidado de sus hijos en casa.

 

Muchas gracias por apoyar la educación.     

 

 

 

Carlos Macías.  

Jul 10, 2020

July News

I send you a heart-felt greeting on behalf of us at LISI. Today, we would like to thank you for your love
for education, especially in these times where the COVID-19 pandemic has presented many tough tests
for our institute. This letter will highlight our achievements and challenges of these recent weeks.

Our 669 students, who are part of our educational community, have completed the school year. The
challenge for our institute was to continue educating the young people who don’t have internet access
in their homes. The pandemic brought additional difficulties to the lives of our students, namely parents
becoming unemployment, minimal space and privacy in their homes to work, scarcity of resources, and
isolation. In one way or another, these factors hindered the performances of many of our students.

Despite our recent trials, we gladly share the following achievements:
1. 183 students graduated from our three middle schools
2. 70 students graduated from our high school
3. We continued offering personalized online tutoring during the times of the pandemic

This year of challenges doubles as a period of blessings as well. We have completed our admission
process for the next school year which will begin in August. We have 715 students enrolled. It is an
honor for us to be able to positively impact our communities by helping to reduce the rate of school
drop outs.

Nevertheless, our financial standing is still badly damaged. Last month, our teachers and administrators
continued to work at only 75% of their salary. That involved a great sacrifice on their part. In addition,
our source of income decreased to nearly 50% of its capacity because many of our benefactors and
strategic allies were unable to continue to help.

Our challenge for the new school year is to further diversify our sources of income, especially monthly
scholarships.

Thank you very much for your love for our institute and for being our ally in our campaign for education.

Carlos Macias

Jun 11, 2020

June News

Dear friends,

I begin with a genuine greeting that finds both you and your family well. Once more, on behalf of the Community of Líderes del Siglo AC (Friends of LISI, Inc), I offer you our sincerest gratitude for all that you’ve done for our community of education.

We continued serving our communities through education during this time of pandemic. We converted our in-person classes to online classes to ensure that our students were studying each day and meeting their academic objectives. Students who do not have internet accessibility in their homes were allowed under strict federal guidelines to attend online classes on the computers at the Institute.

This time of pandemic has proven to be very complicated for many students who resumed living at home. Many of their parents were laid off, creating the common observation of physical and emotional fatigue. For this reason, we are continuing with our tutoring and counseling services for the students to assist them in facing the challenges which the pandemic has brought upon us all. 

            Additionally, we want to inform you of our recent advances:

  1. Two young women from our Las Liebres Middle School participated in the first National Competition for Young Guitar Players.
  2. This month, the following students are graduating:
    1. 55 students from Cerro del 4 High School
    2. 46 students from Las Liebres Middle School
    3. 78 students from Tlajomulco Middle School
    4. 58 students from Ahualulco Middle School

On the other hand, we have launched an extraordinary campaign to raise funds to support our Institute. Our finances were clearly damaged in a very critical way from the paralyzed economy. The LISI Institute depends heavily on benefactors who have helped us to pay rent and attend to other needs. Many of our benefactors were negatively affected during the recent times and have not been able to continue with their financial support.

The situation has forced all the administrators, teachers, and employees of the Institute to work for half of what they normally earn.

The goal of our extraordinary campaign is to raise $50,000 in two months so we can recover ourselves from this time of contingency and allow us to begin the coming school year in August as normally as possible. We are very thankful for your help, and if you know anyone who would be interested in helping our cause, know that they are always welcome.

            Carlos Macias

 
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