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Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth

by Friends of Lisi, Inc.
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Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth
Supporting Education of 669 Talented,At-Risk youth

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

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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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El COVID19 ha puesto en riegos la educación de 669 jóvenes de escasos recursos.

 

ACCIÓN URGENTE. La situación actual con el COVID19 ha puesto en riesgo la operación de nuestro instituto dedicado a educar a jóvenes líderes en zonas vulnerables en México. Gran parte de nuestro bienhechores se encuentran con problemas económicos y necesitamos alcanzar la suma de 100,000 dls para poder soportar el ajuste económico de los meses de contingencia.

 

Hoy más que nunca, queremos agradecer el esfuerzo tan especial que está haciendo por nuestro amado Instituto. 

 

Gran parte de nuestros donativos provienen de personas que han puesto el producto de sus usufructos como donativos para el LISI. Por desgracia, estos meses han parado el flujo de dinero proveniente de rentas y en verdad nos encontramos en riesgo de seguir operando  por primera vez en nuestra historia de más de 15 años.  Agradecemos mucho su esfuerzo especial y si usted conoce alguien que podría interesarse en nuestra causa, le agradecemos mucho que nos recomiende.

 

Cuente con nuestras oraciones. Sabemos que para usted este tiempo no es nada fácil y todos los días pedimos, la comunidad LISI, pide por usted y por su familia.

 

 

COVID19 has put the education of 669 low-income youth at risk.

 

URGENT ACTION. The current situation with COVID19 has put the operation of our institute dedicated to educating young leaders in vulnerable areas in Mexico at risk. Many of our benefactors are in financial trouble and we are in a vulnerable economic state. We are relying on your help to be able to bear the economic adjustment of the contingency months.

 

Today more than ever, we want to thank you for the special effort you are making for our beloved Institute.

 

Much of our donations come from people who have put the proceeds of their usufructs as donations to LISI. Unfortunately, these months have stopped the flow of income money and we are truly at risk of continuing to operate for the first time in our history of more than 15 years. We greatly appreciate your special effort and if you know someone who might be interested in our cause, we greatly appreciate your recommending us.

 

Count on our prayers. We know that this time is not easy for you and every day we ask, the LISI community, ask for you and your family.

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Dear friends:

 

Greetings on behalf of all of us who are part of Líderes del Siglo, AC and Friends of Lisi Inc.

We are starting the second quarter of the year and we want to share with you excellent news about the progress of our beloved institute.

A team of 10 of our high school boys won three times the debate championship of the prestigious organization “Mar Adentro”. This contest has a high relevance among youth institutions in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

In November, members of the LISI guitar orchestra joined with other young people from other institutions to form a large orchestra in common that was presented in important places in Mexico City. Some of these places are:

 

1. Castillo de Chapultepec.

2. El Auditorio de Bellas Artes.

3. Centro Cultural de México Contemporáneo.

4. Escuela de Iniciación Artística Nº2 de INBA.

5. Museo Mural Diego Rivera.

6. Foro Azcapotzalco.

 

In the month of February, the Tomoyoshi Yamaguchi National Judo Tournament was held in the city of Tijuana where our students had an outstanding participation. 3 of them took the podium to receive two silver and one bronze medals. In addition, 7 students qualified for the National Games and Jalisco Team.

Around 300 young people and 20 teachers prepare to live in a special way Holy Week by providing a community service through the Evangelization Missions to 31 towns located in the central area of the country. The goal of these missions is to generate in our young people the desire to help the most needy people spiritually and materially.

 

Thank you very much for helping us train the future leaders of the society.

 

Carlos Macías.

 

 

 

Queridos amigos:

 

Les envío un cordial saludo en nombre de todos los que formamos parte de Líderes del Siglo, AC y Friends of Lisi Inc.

 

Estamos iniciando el segundo trimestre del año y queremos compartir con ustedes excelentes noticias sobre los avances de nuestro querido instituto.  

 

Un equipo de 10 de nuestros chicos de preparatoria ganaron tres veces el campeonato de debate de la prestigiosa organización “Mar Adentro”. Este concurso tiene una alta relevancia entre las instituciones juveniles de la ciudad de Guadalajara, Jalisco.

 

En el pasado mes de noviembre miembros de la orquesta de guitarras del LISI se unieron con otros jóvenes de otras instituciones para formar una gran orquesta en común que se presentó en importantes lugares de la ciudad de México. Algunos de estos lugares son:

 

  1. El Castillo de Chapultepec.
  2. El Auditorio de Bellas Artes.
  3. Centro Cultural México Contemporáneo.
  4. Escuela de Iniciación Artística Nº2 del INBA.
  5. Museo Mural Diego Rivera.
  6. Foro Azcapotzalco.

 

En el mes de febrero se celebró el Torneo Nacional de Judo Tomoyoshi Yamaguchi en la ciudad de Tijuana en donde nuestros alumnos tuvieron una destacada participación. 3 de ellos subieron al podio para recibir dos medallas de plata y una de bronce. Además 7 estudiantes calificaron a los Juegos Nacionales y Selección Jalisco.

 

Alrededor de 300 jóvenes y 20 maestros se preparan para vivir de una forma especial la Semana Santa prestando un servicio comunitario por medio de las Misiones de Evangelización a 31 poblaciones localizadas en la zona centro del país. El objetivo de estas misiones en generar en nuestros jóvenes el deseo de ayudar a las personas más necesitadas, espiritual y materialmente.  

 

Muchas gracias por ayudarnos a formar a los futuros líderes de la sociedad.    

 

 

 

Carlos Macías.

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Each start of the year represents new change and challenges. A challenge can be seen as a threat or an opportunity.


In this semester we will have the graduation of our 183 students of 3 year of sencondary school and 55 students of 3 year of high school.
In the area of the place where the high school is located, for every 10 students approximately 4 arrive at the university, while the students of the Lisi Institute of each 10 students 7 arrive to university.

For the institute this represents a deep satisfaction to know that we are making a change in society and therefore we are grateful to all our friends and benefactors for making this possible.

In the following months we will have a series of sporting and academic events of which we will be reporting. Many thanks and blessings.
 
 
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Friends of Lisi, Inc.

Location: Austin, TX - USA
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Twitter: @FriendsOfLisi
Project Leader:
Carlos Macías
Austin, TX United States
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