Programa Velasco partners with various organizations who are dedicated to making a positive impact in their unique way. Although some are religious, Programa Velasco does not proselytize or evangelize. We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with these valuable organizations and their talented staff!

Asociación Nuevo Amanecer de El Salvador (ANADES)

The New Dawn Association of El Salvador (ANADES) and their Center for Early Childhood Development is our principal Salvadoran partner organization! They have nearly 30 years experience educating young children and their families, facilitating community development in rural and urban areas, operating an organic 80 acre farm, and providing health care services to families living on the margins. PV has partnered with ANADES since 2007.

Centro Ignacio Ellacuría

Centro Ignacio Ellacuría is part of the University of Central America, José Simeón Cañas.  The Centro facilitates programs for students and the community that integrate the exploration of the faith and the promotion of justice through a praxis-based education model that connects the national reality with academics. PV host students for 4 weeks the Center’s Programa Ellacuría initiative and for 4 months through their Casa de las Americas study abroad program. With PV, CIE students accompany and support entrepreneurs who participate in our training program, the Women’s Empowerment Project. PV has partnered with the CIE since 2018, and under its previous name, the Casa de la Solidaridad, since 2007.

Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ)

CRISPAZ, hosts university, high school, and faith community groups from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and other countries for immersion experiences and delegations to El Salvador. Roughly 20 times a year, CRISPAZ brings their groups to PV to learn about our work and to meet our participants. We enjoy sharing our work with as many CRISPAZ delegations as we can! PV has partnered with CRISPAZ since 2016.

Comisión Nacional de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa (CONAMYPE)

CONAMYPE, is the National Commission of Micro and Small Businesses. CONAMYPE host workshops for businesses ready for growth. Four graduates from our Women’s Empowerment Project now participate in that training program. Our clinical psychologist also facilitates some workshops for the same program. PV has partnered with CONAMYPE since 2019.

Lowthian Design

We hope you like our website! We could not have created it or grown our organization without LDW’s generous support. LDW teaches social justice organizations how to build, edit, and improve their website while LDW staff maintains the site and its updates. We are grateful for LDW and highly recommend them.  We’ve partnered with LDW since 2008.