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Phone: 3038236495
PO Box 1215
Lyons
Colorado 80540
USA
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Target demographics: impoverished children, at risk youth, all ages

Direct beneficiaries per year: 320 children in Villa Esperanza and Santa Ana Communities.

Geographic areas served: Nicaragua

Programs: 1. Home Visits
2. Primary School Scholarships
3. Secondary School Scholarships
4. Trade School Scholarships
5. University Scholarships
5. Career counseling
3. Peer Tutoring
4. Enrichment programs (sports, photography, dance, biking and hiking)
5. Peer support groups
6. Parent mentoring and guidance
7. Medical Assistance
8. Individual and Family Counseling

Mission:
Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty before it is transferred to yet another generation, by building more educated and productive communities.
Results:
For the past 5 years our school retention rate has been over 94%! Currently we serve 320 children in two communities. We now have 8 children in the university and two will graduate end of 2013 and both have employment. The community has experienced a paradigm shift towards valuing education.

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09/29/14
I have been volunteering with Empowerment International for the past 6 months. I looked for a while around Granada to find an NGO that fit with my skills and also seemed to be offering real, tangible benefits for the people they are serving. EI was started 10 years ago out of the needs of the ... more »
10/27/13
So where shall I begin? There is so much I want to say about this organization. I have been involved with domestic and international not-for-profits for a number of years now and there's no other organization that affects me as much as Empowerment. I grew up in rural China in the 70s and the living ... more »
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