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Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico

by Nuestra Escuela, Inc Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico
Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico

Summary

40% of high school students in Puerto Rico are out of school. NUESTRA ESCUELA successfully serves this population since the year 2000 with over 1500 graduates. Our primary function is to support socio-economically disadvantaged youth who for various reasons drop out of school. To continue providing these students an alternative model of education that grants them a high school diploma in a healthy and proper environment, we must rebuild our school premises in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

$100,000
total goal
$48,115
remaining
117
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Every component of the infrastructure was damaged, including highways and roads, the power grid, the water supply, our communication system, houses and buildings. Two months have gone by and there is still power outage and water shortage all over the island. Our school was no exception. We suffered extensive flooding, equipment, sealing, and furniture damage. Today, we strongly believe that it is time to rebuild our school.

Solution

NUESTRA ESCUELA wishes to continue being a beacon of hope in Caguas and its surrounding municipalities. We are the only effective community based program in which students' competences, self-esteem, family and peer relationships, and character are developed through a caring and engaged personnel that works with them as a team. With proper facilities, we'll be able to help and guide hundreds of young people. We wish to continue addressing their most urgent needs.

Long-Term Impact

Every year we receive more than 120 students. These young men and women are citizens of Caguas and surrounding municipalities. If we keep them in school, as they graduate and continue with their education, they will become responsible citizens in their communities and productive employees or entrepreneurs who will work towards the transformation of Puerto Rico and the well-being of their loved ones. Citizens who live and work in self-managed communities living in a fair and sustainable country.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.nuestraescuela.org/​
Nuestra Escuela's Official website
Nuestra Escuela's Facebook page

Organization Information

Nuestra Escuela, Inc

Location: Caguas - Puerto Rico
Website:
Project Leader:
Ana Yris Guzman Torres
Caguas, Puerto Rico
* Donations to this project are eligible for a 100% match
through the Maria + Irma One-Year Anniversary Matching Campaign and the 2018 Year-End Campaign while funds remain. Terms and conditions apply.

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