September 2021: Fundraising in September 

What this month’s newsletter covers: 

  • Donate to our scholarship campaign this month! Follow us on social media to support this month’s fundraiser. 
  • Meet Manuel Eduardo, this year’s recipient of the Don Mersch Scholarship! 
  • Read more postcards from Corazón Summer Camp.
  • We’re learning about Chichen Itza, a historical city in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico., for this month’s Corazón Classroom! 
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Flores Magon COVID-19 Impact 2020-2021

Overview 

  • Read an introduction to Flores Magon from a Corazón committee member.
  • Learn how a decrease in income has affected the education of Flores Magon students. 
  • The pandemic continues to affect the mental health of community members - Read their stories. 
  • Community members reflect on their experiences from last year as they move on in 2021. 
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August 2021: Construction Updates

What this month’s newsletter covers:

  • Construction is back with the Friends of Dat House build! Read our construction updates in this month’s Program Highlight.
  • We’re recognizing our Summer Camp 2021 volunteers!  
  • We’re learning about Basketry of Mexico in this month’s, ¡Corazón Classroom!
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Cumbres COVID-19 Impact 2020-2021

Overview 

  • This week we’re focusing on Cumbres, a Corazón community located in Tijuana, Mexico. 
  • 50% of families shared that their greatest need is in assistance for their children’s education.
  • Participants share how losing their job and leaving university affected their mental health.   
  • Community members explain why 2020 felt like a missed opportunity. 
  • Finally, Cumbres members share some of their thoughts about hope, family, change, and new opportunities. 

A committee member from the community shares their introduction of Cumbres with you today. 

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July 2021: Supporting Corazón Students

What this month’s newsletter covers:

  • Students from Cumbres are volunteering in their community by initiating new garden projects and cleanups. Read more in our program highlight.
  • This month we recognize Kenia for her effort in leading workshops and her enthusiasm towards volunteering. Read more about her experience in our Community Member Highlight.
  • Learn about our Scholarship Program, updates on social media, and more in our Latest News section. 
  • We’re learning about traditional markets in this month’s ¡Corazón Classroom!
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Cañon Carretas COVID-19 Impact 2020-2021

Overview

Two weeks ago, Corazón sent out an email introducing the culture of Cerro Azul - describing how their community has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020 up till now. To achieve this, Corazón sent out an anonymous community survey to each of our six communities.

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June 2021 Newsletter: Summer with Corazón

What this month’s newsletter covers:

  • Update: What is the status of volunteers’ return to Mexico? 
  • Take a look at a sanitization station and our current COVID-19 protocols for volunteers.
  • Community Member Highlight: Local volunteers
  • Behind rising lumber costs: Learn about what is contributing to an increase in lumber costs in 2021.
  • Our Spring 2021 Plea is at 70% - Almost there! Find out how you can help us reach our goal! 
  • We’re learning about Baile Folklorico de Mexico, Mexican folk dance, in this month’s, ¡Corazón Classroom! 
  • We’re Hiring! Apply for our Operations Specialist position by June 30th.
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Cerro Azul COVID-19 Impact 2020-2021

 

Overview

Last year, Corazón shared a series of letters from our board, staff, and volunteers, detailing how the COVID-19 pandemic had come to immediately affect our organization and communities. This year, we want to continue updating our supporters by sharing how our community members have been impacted overall since March 2020 to now. To achieve this, Corazón created an anonymous community survey that was sent out to all 6 of our communities: 1) Cerro Azul, 2) Canon Carretas, 3) Cumbres, 4) Flores Magon, 5) Valle de Las Palmas, and 6) Nuevo Milenio.

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Spring Plea 2021

Mike Savage, Corazón Board President, discusses our organization's upcoming spring plea goals for 2021.

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May 2021: Summer is Near, Our First Local Project and a Construction Update

What this month’s newsletter covers: 

  • Our local Corazón members volunteered for Corazón’s first local project since the start of the pandemic. Read about their experience in the May Program Highlight.
  • Meet Luis, a Corazón scholarship student, in May’s Community Member Highlight. 
  • Read our note on a Possible Return to Construction in July
  • We’re learning about the history of papel picado or Mexican paper art in this month’s ¡Corazón Classroom!
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