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 […]

Field Trip to the Zoo

On July 16th, the children came to school with sneakers and name tags on and with a water bottle and snack placed in their backpacks, ready for the field trip to the zoo. They had been spending the last several weeks learning about a variety of wild animals, and now they were going to have a chance to see those animals in person!

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Women’s Empowerment Project

Women’s Empowerment Project PV supports women entrepreneurs – many of whom are mothers of children in our programs – through a two-year training program called the Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP). Our goal is to empower women personally and professionally to achieve financial independence and create more gender equality in their lives. The WEP consists of […]

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Mission & Vision

Mission To educate and empower children and  women entrepreneurs in El Salvador to build strong families and create better futures.  Vision Families that thrive; educated and emboldened to interrupt generational cycles of poverty and build peaceful community. Our Story Since Programa Velasco was co-founded 12 years ago by Juan Velasco and Annie Boyd-Ramirez, we have […]