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Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania 15217
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Programs: --Quinta Los Chavalos -- a supplemental school for children of a poor barrio in Granada, Nicaragua (and residence for those with no homes). Its music program has led to performances throughout Granada, Nicaragua.
--Escuelito Yo Puedo ("I Can" School) A drop-in Learning Center for children who must work to support their families and so cannot attend school. Nutritional support also provided.
--Cafe Chavalos - A culinary training school for at-risk youth, and accompanying cafe.
--Nutrition program for orphans.
--Program to encourage reading in the schools, by providing quality children's literature in Spanish to schools along with assistance in their use. "Puedo Leer" program.
--Support for coffee farmers of Nicaragua.
--Reconstruction assistance after Hurricane Rita in El Salvador.
--Small, as-needed work assisting with medical care, water supplies, sewing cooperative, community organizing in El Salvador aimed at obtaining government attention to needed infrastructure to avoid catastrophe when hurricanes strike.

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The mission of the Building New Hope organization is to provide support and partnership to communities in development in Central America, while maintaining our special relationship with the community of Nueva Esperanza, El Salvador. Projects address medical, educational, economic and nutritional needs of Central Americans.
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04/07/13
I have been a volunteer for this organization for the last 7 years, the volunteer coordinator for the last 5 and a board member for the last 4. I am deeply committed to our work in Nicaragua (which Eileen mentioned) and to the amazing amount of work our volunteers have accomplished here in ... more »
04/28/11
I've been involved with Building New Hope since I went to El Salvador with them in 1994 and helped set up a solar-powered clean water system for the small village of Nueva Esperanza (New Hope). I was hooked from the start with their people-to-people focus and high energy. Since then, I've ... more »
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