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Review for Casa Jojo Foundation, Livingston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Board Member

Review for Casa Jojo Foundation, Livingston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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 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 and click on Learning Center for more insight to our struggle.

Role:  Advisor