Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico

by Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc.
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Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico
Redefining Community Development in Puerto Rico

Summary

This project is designed to deepen our work and address the need for profound social change in the Eastern region of Puerto Rico. The goals are broad: fair recovery processes; prevention programs for our children; and economic development for communities. To do this, we are strengthening our role in the region and reimagining what community development can be.

$125,000
total goal
$111,517
remaining
85
donors
3
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
11
months

Challenge

In recent years, an island-wide economic crisis, very active hurricane seasons (including Hurricane Maria in 2017), other natural disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed deeply rooted poverty and inequality issues, which put our people in greater risks and prevent them from thriving even in milder conditions. As we reflect on our work of over three decades, we renew our commitment to community development and realize we need to deepen our work.

Solution

This project will take our existing programs to a new level: enhancing our alternative high school to leverage education for social change; expanding our entrepreneurship programs so new jobs and businesses can foster solidarity among neighbors and towards nature; and strengthening our prevention services in alignment to goals of resilience and justice.

Long-Term Impact

For 35 years, P.E.C.E.S. has been key in the development of children, families and communities in the eastern region of Puerto Rico. Right now we have contact with 40 communities. This program is aimed at reinforcing our organization and programs, so we can reach more communities and have a regional impact in the long term.

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Organization Information

Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc.

Location: Humacao - Puerto Rico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @pecesinc
Project Leader:
Nancy Madden
Humacao, Puerto Rico
$13,483 raised of $125,000 goal
 
118 donations
$111,517 to go
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