The Learning Center
This is my story. By Monica Reyes
In an effort to improve my English and become more educated, I began to search in my community for an after school program, only to find
that there is nothing available in my communities of Valle Dorado, Mescales, or San Vicente. I realized that there was nowhere for school children, after regular school hours of 8AM to 2:30PM to continue their education. English is not offered. I became obsessed with the idea of
creating a place to help more people who want to learn, but because of their economic difficulties simply cannot afford a service like that. In her own words:
En el esfuerzo de concluir mis estudios busque en mi comunidad un lugar donde hacerlo y me di cuenta que no hay ningún lugar donde poder lograr mi objetivo de seguir estudiando, y pensé en la idea de crear un lugar donde ayudar a más personas con ganas de aprender pero que or sus dificultades economías no pueden pagar un servicio así
With support of my husband, children, and family we offered our home as the beginning of our new school. With great enthusiasm we invested our life’s savings, and the money we make from our work to transform our home into a school. Each of the rooms became a classroom. Our kitchen became a school for those who want to work in a nice restaurant as cooks, waiters, or bartenders.
We bought chalkboard, tables, equipment to create a better learning environment. We now have almost 100 students attending the classes of their choice.
A little school in middle of 3 colonials trying to offer after school classes to teach children to speak English so they can get better jobs. It seemed no one knew about their struggle to keep the school going. No tourism in these little towns. Work is hard to come by. Fate brought me into their struggle, and with the help with other philanthropists (with no money, just big hearts and hard work) led me to casajofofoundation.org. We presented our mission and our purpose. The foundation accepted us! We were thrilled. Now we are getting contributions and are learning how to make our very special dreams come true for this little school. Thank you again casajojo. You have given us hope to keep this school going and teaching children who would never have had the opportunity that education gives us. Please go to their website casajojofoundation.org and click on Learning Center for more insight to our struggle.
Thanks to the wonderful work of the Casa JoJo Foundation and many generous supporters, my family is able to provide quality specialized schooling, therapy, and care for my son Emanuel that would otherwise be inaccessible to us. Emanuel’s autism requires this special attention from which he has benefited immensely. We are extremely grateful to this important organization and its work in our community.
Helps children all over the world with educational and family living expenses. Creates an easy way to donate.
Provides food, clothing, school supplies, medical and dental help for the underprivileged children of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, France and the USA.
I first became aware of Casa Jojo Foundation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They handle some of my monthly donations with super administration, loyalty and never a miss....blessings abundant to you!
Its All About The Children
Casa JoJo Foundation serves the community and children in need. They do an amazing job.
Every year when in Puerto Vallarta we always visit Corazon de Nina on a Tuesday when their Humanitarian Breakfast is held. You get a hearty breakfast and a tour of the facility. Corazon is privately funded and always growing. The $200 peso donation for breakfast and the tour is a deal. We always leave an extra donation to help them continue their expansion.
This is a great organization, as they are dedicated in helping the underprivileged children of Puerto Vallarta. It is truly a wonderful charity to support.
Bill Williams and Juan Alvarado, Founders
Casa JoJo Foundation
160 Rainbow Drive 6085
Livingston, Texas 77399
Cerrada de los Pinos 103
Colonia Amapas, Puerto Vallarta
Jalisco, Mexico 48399.........Casa JoJo helps support a home for orphans in PV. What a great organization that has the ability to reach the lives of beautiful children. I have personally visit the home and met the kids. The need is real, the kids are wonderful and couldn't be happy to support this charity. Rick
Melissa and Juan are so dedicated to helping the children at Corazon de Nina it's heart warming. What a blessing they are to so many young people.
We began assisting Casa JoJo in 2012 after discovering that we knew four child victims of Sexual/physical abuse who were in Corazon de Nina (Heart of the Girl), an orphanage which Casa JoJo supports. Since then we have invested hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in assisting Casa JoJo, with most of our efforts going towards Corazon. Last year in an effort to support Cheryl's Shoebox (another organization assisted by Casa JoJo), we transported over a hundred pairs of children's shoes to Puerto Vallarta for distribution to the needy. Since Casa JoJo's inception, it has assisted literally thousand of children in the Puerto Vallarta area of Mexico.
The one item we like the most about Casa JoJo is that there are no administrative fees. The administrators of Casa JoJo are also volunteers and receive nothing in return. ALL of the funds donated gets where it is earmarked. I can't say that about other organizations.
I am on the board of Corazon de Nina, and Bill and Juan have made making donations to us through Casa JoJo foundation effortless. The GEM program (give every month) would be impossible if it weren't for Casa JoJo. They are a pleasure to work with on any level of giving, and more importantly, they acknowledge gifts that are made almost instantly. We are extremely lucky to be associated with Casa JoJo foundation.