Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.83 stars   6 reviews

Address:

214 Lakeview Way Emerald Hills CA 94062 USA

Mission:

We promote democracy and prosperity in Central America by creating and supporting community libraries that awaken a spirit of discovery and citizen participation.

Target demographics:

rural communities in Central America

Geographic areas served:

Central America

Programs:

Each library offers varied programming including early childhood development, story hours, book clubs and youth activities.

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650-206-2539
www.riecken.org

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Reviews for Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

I joined the board because I was able to see, for myself, the impact of these libraries on rural communities in Central America. I saw young girls showing off their reading schools. I saw indigenous residents meeting to discuss community issues. I saw young people doing research on computers for their homework rather than hanging out in the streets. Riecken Libraries allow so many under-served, deserving people gain free access to information and join the global community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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