Doctors, engineers, nurses, bakers, firefighters, police officers, and even a photojournalist! Kids dressed up as different professionals as part of last week’s theme, "Professions and Trades".

"What can I give to others?"

This is a question Stephanie asks herself a lot. She is the newest member of the team and started working at the beginning of May as a lead teacher, with a focus on improving the pedagogy at the Child Development Center.


This week we are happy to introduce you to Mateo Alexander, a 4 year-old preschool student - who always greets with a hug and by saying, “Buenos Dias!” or “Buenas Tardes”

 "Artisanal jewelry takes on our human side. It's a way of life.” This is how Evelyn described her business of making hand crafted jewelry since she stopped working in a maquila. She left the maquila job due to the high levels of stress and exhaustion that were negatively affecting her health.

Newsletter Updates


Read our past newsletters and be sure to subscribe for updates here:

Contact Information

Programa Velasco

P.O. Box 601
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Tel: (331) 481-6517
E-mail: [email protected]