Getting OUT of the City to Take a Look INside

At the end of June, the participants in the WEP went up into one of the hills surrounding San Salvador for a retreat.   We turned off our cell phones to tune into the peace and tranquility of the natural world. This retreat offered the women the opportunity to reflect individually and collectively on their inner-selves and their inter-personal relationships.

Welcome Allison and Monet! 1

Welcome Allison and Monet!

Allison Ramirez joins us as Programa Velasco’s new In-Country Director in El Salvador. She previously worked with another non-profit in El Salvador where she served as a monitoring and evaluation specialist for a violence prevention program. 

Thank You Erica!

We are so grateful for Erica, her companionship, committment, and joy that she has shared with Programa Velasco and ANADES over the last two years. Programa Velasco is a more professional and sustainable organization due to Erica’s project implementation and management skills, innovative ideas, and generous spirit.

Parent Meeting with a Twist

Parents build a retaining wall in a forested area near the center to prevent a landslide.Each month, the child development center hosts a parent meeting or Escuela Familiar to discuss a variety of topics related to early childhood education, family development, and social-emotional learning. During this month’s particular meeting, the purpose was related but with a twist – a cleaning session of a forested area adjacent to the playground and the center.

Thank You Page

On Behalf of the  Programa Velasco Community, Thank You, for Your Generous Donation!  If you do not receive an email receipt in the next few minutes, please contact us.  


Please join us for a fundraiser benefiting the Betty Jane Boyd Scholarship Fund Downtown Downers Grove businesses will host GIRLS NIGHT OUT and will donate a portion of the evening’s sales to the scholarship fund! Thursday, October 1st5 – 9pm Visit us at Ballydoyle from 6-9pmfor appetizers and fun! Bring your friends! 5157 Main Street Downers Grove RSVP Here […]