Where will we be volunteering?
We will be volunteering with five local agencies.
CANICA promotes the development of youth and families and works towards social equity, justice and peace.
Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots is a bi-national non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of marginalized youth of diverse backgrounds in Oaxaca City, Mexico by giving them access to an education. Centro Esparanza Infantil (its sister organization in Mexico) executes the services in Oaxaca, Mexico. Centro Esperanza Infantil and Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots seek to break this cycle by giving children the opportunity to receive services, support, and attend school. The organization started with only 1 or 2 students and it now supports about 600 students. Many of the students who have been supported by this organization are now continuing beyond HS and are going out into the world to help their communities in Mexico.
Centro de Orientación del Migrante de Oaxaca is a nonprofit project that nation on February 10, 2003 as a Commission of the Archdiocese of Antequera-Oaxaca. COMI aims to support our migrants in Oaxaca and Central America, who have left their villages in their quest for a better future for their families. COMI’s main mission is to provide support — such as sustenance, shelter, medical care, guidance and counseling–to Central American migrants through the spirit of the Gospel of solidarity and fraternity that give dignity and rights as a human beings.
Fundación En Vía is a non-profit organization located in Oaxaca, Mexico, which combines responsible tourism, micro-finance and education to address poverty in Oaxaca. The agency facilitates social change by supporting women in starting or expanding small businesses.
The Textile Museum of Oaxaca B.C. is a host institution of social services, internships and volunteering. As the only museum of its kind, the museum holds conferences and workshops for children and adults to educate about textile arts and preserve important Oaxacan traditions. Interns will have an enriching experience and have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with specialists in textiles.
Becari is one of our partners that has been instrumental in making the implementation of this trip possible. The Becari Tonatzin Language School offers many different options for any person interested in learning our beautiful Spanish language. Becari Tonatzin is a small school which prides itself on careful and sustained attention to each student regardless of his or her level of proficiency with a staff of qualified teachers who have ample experience in the field of Spanish as a second language.
Instituto de Estudio Superiores
Centro Binacional Para El Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño
The Binational Center for Oaxacan Indigenous Development (CBDIO) is a nonprofit organization exempt from federal taxes, according to what is described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Achieve wellness, equality and self-determination of indigenous communities.
Promote and strengthen civic engagement, economic, social, cultural development and the resistance of indigenous communities.