"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.


When you hang out with Danae Nicole, you get 100% pure fun. She’s a four-year-old who always knows what she wants and her playful spirit makes you want to join in her games. In these three years, Danae has learned a lot and we are working together to keep it that way.

Sonia expresses her ideas with certainty, understands her value as a woman and believes that "every woman has the right to be happy, no matter her how much money she has or how much she is going through".

Santiago - One of the happiest kids!

It’s impossible to be in the 3 year-old classroom and miss Santiago. He always greets you with a kind word and a bright smile. He is very social and interested in learning about you!

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Programa Velasco

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