At the beginning of 2019, Sueños moved into our new home - The Sueños Educational Center! The center is located just one block from the central park (where our students and families work) and is on the second floor of a lovely cafe. We have two small classrooms and a small outdoor patio to use for all of our classes.
Maintaining a consistent location for our classes has been a monumental change for us that has greatly impacted our work. Our students have become more consistent, and most are now attending classes every day instead of sporadically as they did in past years.
Our center has also allowed us to have the physical necessities of a classroom that we never were able to achieve in our rotating spaces last year. In March, we were able to purchase tables for our space, and we’ve had whiteboards, a printer and a computer donated for our use. A group of volunteers from Colegio La Salle, a local private school, has even donated their old classroom decorations so that we can decorate - the theme for this module is Under the Sea!
Also in March, we began serving hot lunches to our students. Thanks to our Nutrition Sponsors we can now provide a complete meal for all of our students in each class. These meals help our students to get the nutrition that they need, for some of them, this is the only formal meal they eat in a day. The meals also help parents to prioritize sending their children to Sueños instead of sending them to work during the afternoons. We still need the support of additional Nutrition Sponsors to guarantee hot lunches in all of our classes for the rest of the year. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor please visit our sponsorship page.
A quick update from each of our programs:
We are still looking for Program Sponsors who can help us to guarantee these four programs all year. If you are interested in supporting one of the programs check out our sponsorship page!