This is not just any monthly donation. Your selfless giving will truly change lives and we are committed to connecting you with the people you’re impacting. There are several ways you can get involved to create life-changing opportunities.
Help us build a brand new library at La Escuela del Manzanillo where we’re launching our next Teacher Support Program.
FOR A YEAR
Your $45/month sponsorship ensures that your student has the resources they need for an entire year of education or higher education.
Grants will be awarded to students in our Entrepreneurship Program in partnership with the EFTC. The grant is accompanied by a business/life skills class and ongoing mentorship.
FOR A YEAR
Your $31/month sponsorship ensures that a classroom receives resources and a teacher receives professional development & mentorship.
JOIN THE ARCHES,FUEL OUR 100% MODEL
The Arches is a small group of generous donors who believe strongly in our mission and fund our overhead expenses with monthly giving starting at just $20.
Through our sponsorship program with the Education for the Children Foundation, we offer an integrated approach to breaking the cycle of poverty through education and empowerment for our students and their families. Alongside the education sponsorship, there are nutrition, counseling, healthcare and social support projects. You will create a true relationship with your student, whether they are just starting kindergarten at The School of Hope or finishing their degree in the Further Education program. Through letters and photos (and hopefully visits) your support will help students reach their dreams!
We’re in the opportunity-creation business. Even after graduation, we have seen that there is simply a lack of employment opportunity in Guatemala. We believe with your help, we can change that.
Through our partnership with Education for the Children Foundation, we target students who show great promise in entrepreneurship and a true determination to change their family’s lives. Through an entrepreneurship class and mentorship by local business leaders and YOU, we raise up students who are ready to take the next step in their lives and just need that final, financial push. Grants will be awarded to students whose business plans have been heavily vetted and revised. Through your connection and hands-on mentoring, we are confident in our program’s success. We have seen lives changed as jobs are created and communities are re-juvenated. Let’s write our next success story together.
Through our teacher sponsorship program, your sponsored teacher at La Escuela Chicamen or the Education for the Children Foundation‘s School of Hope will enter into a training/mentorship program to ensure they are developed into the best teacher they can be! Your sponsorship will give much-needed classroom necessities from an approved wishlist that increases student engagement, rigor, and critical thinking. We will then provide 1-1 professional development on how to put these new resources into action. Through letters, photos, videos (and hopefully visits) you will create a real relationship, ensuring that your support helps your teacher reach their dreams!
We believe that every penny donated should go directly to the incredible people we work with each day. We don’t believe this is a radical idea; it’s just the heart of our mission of having a 100% model. Of course, running any kind of business has overhead costs, and that’s why we are so fortunate to have a small group of generous donors who believe so strongly in our 100% model and our commitment to create education + employment opportunities. The amazing people who make up The Arches allow us to stand by our promise to give 100% while also growing efficiently and sustainably.
Every. Single. Bit. Helps. Our 100% model means that general donations like this allow every single penny that we get for sponsorships and micro-businesses to go directly to the student, school, classroom, and community where it belongs. You can rest assured that your gift is a part of a grassroots effort to create opportunities and change lives. We are so grateful for your generous giving!