February 2021: What’s Cooking in the Month of February? And How You Can Support our Scholarship Program
What this month’s newsletter covers:
Our Corazón Board with their Corazón face masks!
Our Board met for two Saturdays to discuss Corazón's Strategic Vision and Beyond. One of our highest priorities is our Comunidad program. Our participants continue to work virtually and this week, once Baja California returned to the Orange level, our participants made plans to return to work in small (less than 5) groups.
Students applied for Corazón scholarships and $25,000 was distributed to 263 students! This is about half of our usual allocation. We were only able to pay $24,969 of the requested funds. Scholarship requests have increased due to remote learning and the need for internet, tablets, and other school supplies.
Construction projects are still on hold. The Board and staff continue to monitor the situation on both sides of the border and we will keep you updated with any changes. Our priority is our staff, participant, and volunteers' safety. We are hoping to see you all very soon and get back to swinging a hammer sometime in 2021!
In the meantime, Corazón is committed to being here as we continue to support our families with basic needs such as providing food, financial support, and increasing virtual training.
Program and Community Member Highlight
How can donors support our Corazón students right now?
Donations from our No One Eats Alone Fundraiser on February 12th will be used to support our Corazón students through our Scholarships Program. Students are experiencing unique challenges from home including a lack of internet access, insufficient school supplies, and devices like tablets for remote learning.
And purchase tickets for our No One Eats Alone Fundraiser below!
Community Member Highlight
We’re recognizing Samantha this month for graduating from middle school in 2020 and moving onto high school this year. Samantha shares,
Congratulations to Samantha! We’re so proud of your hard work!
You can support students like Samantha today.
No One Eats Alone Fundraiser - February 12, 2021
February 4th, was the last day to purchase dinner tickets for our No One Eats Alone Fundraiser. However, you can still support our Scholarship Program by donating or joining our trivia games!
Want to share more information about Corazón with friends and family but not sure how?
Easily share information about Corazón’s programs, events, and news updates with friends and family by sending them the link to our Linktree!
Your support is what allows our non-profit organization to continue growing.
Mexican Cinema - Roma (2018)
“Roma is about daily life against a backdrop of social unrest, and the women who keep it all together” -Alissa Wilkinson, film critic and culture reporter
Roma (2018) follows Cleo (portrayed by Yalitza Aparicio), whose character is a domestic worker for an affluent family in Mexico City during the 1970s. The film presents the class division between Cleo’s life and of the family she works for, even using language - Spanish and a Mixteca dialect - to paint this. Alfonso Cuarón (Director) intended for the film to focus on Cleo and her life - while depicting social unrest related to land and the 1971 Corpus Christi Massacre when a group trained by the 1970s government attacked student demonstrators.
What makes Roma a beautiful piece is how personal it is to Cuarón, Yalitza Aparicio, and many people from the audience. Cuarón wrote Roma, “[...] as a testament to the women who raised him and populated his world”(Wilkinson, Roma review). For Yalitza, Roma was very personal because she also worked as a domestic worker, like her mom and other women in her family. Thus, Roma creates a space for representation in the media and sheds light on dark moments in history - something we need more of.
Roma holds more than 60 accolades, including 3 Academy Awards.
Note: Roma is rated R.
We hope you have a happy and safe February.
February 2021: What's Cooking in the Month of February
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