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August 2020

Dear Fiesta4Hope Friends and Followers, 

 

Over the last two years, the name Fiesta4Hope has floated around the ears of those in our area. Since our founding in 2018, Fiesta has grown from a high school summer project to a legal nonprofit organization with a clear vision and concrete community. We are endlessly grateful to those who have supported us from the start, and we continue to welcome new supporters with open arms. In this letter, we want to share with you where our organization is now and summarize the goals that we are tirelessly working towards. 

Our Timeline

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EARTHQUAKES IN PUERTO
RICO

A Short Essay by Audrey Litto

Learning Immersion Trip June 2019

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SOLAR POWER:
PUERTO RICO'S NEED FOR A RELIABLE
ENERGY SOURCE

A Short Essay by Morgan Drake

Updates from Outreach

  • Summer Fundraising Total
  • BLM
  • Trivia Night 
  • Amazon Smile
  • Grant's for Centro PASO
  • Seeking Sponsorships
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PUERTO RICO'S RELATIONSHIP
WITH THE UNITED STATES

A Short Essay by Lily Kirschner

A Message From Membership

Hear from our Summer 2020 Membership Ambassadors, Aikya Varanasi and Samantha Pisano

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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL:
PUERTO RICO'S PATH TOWARDS
SUSTAINABILITY

A Short Essay by Patsy Coleman

Q&A with our Chapter Liaisons

Prepared by our Chapter Liaisons

Learn about their experience interning with Fiesta4Hope and get a peek at their work

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Meet the Board of PASO
Margarita Centeno
Margarita Centeno

Director of Centro PASO

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Mary Miranda
Mary Miranda

President of the Board of Directors & Fiesta4Hope's Main Contact "For Centro PASO, Fiesta4hope is a group of angels that heaven sent us in the moments when we needed them the most. This group of young people and leaders are always attentive to our most pressing needs, and make it possible for us to help the most vulnerable in our community."

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Rafael Colon
Rafael Colon

Vice President of the Board of Directors Financial Director of Aibonito City Hall

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Rosa Fernandez
Rosa Fernandez

Secretary of the Board of Directors

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Domingo Torres Zayas
Domingo Torres Zayas

Treasurer of the Board of Directors Executive Director of the Mennonite General Hospital in Puerto Rico

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Rafael Serrano
Rafael Serrano

Board Member Former Director of the Popular Bank

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Rita Rivera
Rita Rivera

Board Member Director of WIC Program

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Betty Blasini
Betty Blasini

Board Member Former Talent Manager at Baxter International

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Iris Ortiz
Iris Ortiz

Board Member Community Leader

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Our BLM Campaign

The mission of Fiesta4Hope is to provide support to vulnerable communities through the promotion of sustainability. The Black community is no exception to this mission. We strive to prioritize love, inclusion, justice, and respect. 

We found the Children's Defense Fund to be the intersection between supporting vulnerable communities through sustainability, promoting education, teen empowerment, and our desire to take action during recent push for the BLM movement. 

Click below for our official statement and to view some of the ways we got involved.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO PUERTO RICAN CULTURE

A Project by Audrey Litto

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Meet the 2020 Summer Interns

Learn about this awesome group of high school and undergraduate students who changed our organization this summer

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Updates from Centro PASO
Tackling COVID & Sustainability
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Spotlight: Project Olas

Learn about an incredible business started by a Georgetown Student that provides a more immersive language learning experience and provides income to Guatemalan mothers

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Spotlight: Siembra Tres Vidas

Learn about a community agriculture initiative in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. This local sustainable farm is allied with Centro PASO and helped connect us to key grant opportunities. 

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NOTABLE PUERTO RICAN WOMEN 

A Short Essay by Patsy Coleman

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FOOD INSECURITY IN PUERTO RICO

A Short Essay by Morgan Drake

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WOMEN'S ISSUES IN PUERTO RICO

A Short Essay by Lily Kirschner

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Made to Fiesta4Hope, Inc. 

Sponsor Us

A way for business to make a greater impact. All sponsors will be featured on the website, upcoming newsletters, thanked at all events, and receive a tax deduction

Address: 219 N Highland Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965

Click the icon for the Donation Form sponsors should fill out

 Support Fiesta4Hope 

Thank you to Our Supporters

Want to Start A Club?
Introduce yourself by emailing us at executive@fiesta4hope.org. Tell us your full name, class year, and the name of your educational institution. 
We will help you every step of the way
Want to Work with Us?
Fill out the application below. Email us at executive@fiesta4hope with any questions. 

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