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Voluntourism: Safe Passage and Fodor's Travel

Maine author John MarshallSafe Passage was recently featured, along with eight other organizations around the world, in a Fodor's Travel article by Maine native author

New Faces at Safe Passage U.S. Office

Safe Passage is proud to welcome two new faces, and to announce a promotion, in their Yarmouth, Maine office!


Nancy Thompson Safe Passage Camino Seguro

Nancy Thompson, Database & Capital Campaign Coordinator, supports an emerging capital campaign, and database needs of Safe Passage's continuous development and outreach programs. Thompson previously served as Maine Cancer Foundation’s Donor Relations Specialist and prior to that as Interim Director of Development for Opportunity Farm for Boys & Girls. She brings 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations as a staff and board member. 

Rachel Schmitz Katyl was promoted to Associate Director of Development. Katyl joined the organization in 2012 as Development and Outreach Associate. She holds strong fundraising skills and has lived and worked in Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. In her new role, she is coordinating the annual fund, executing yearly gift strategies, and expanding Safe Passage’s donor base in New England and beyond.

Danielle Chrobak, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, specializes in website management, social engagement, and organizational branding. Prior to this she worked as the lead copywriter for Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, office manager for the Ocean Park Association and legal secretary for the firm of Welte & Welte.  Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Danielle is proud to call the Pine Tree State her home for the past five years.

The next time you are Yarmouth, Maine, be sure to stop by and say hello!

Investing in the Future- Celebrating our 2014 Graduates

Graduation is the event we look forward to all year long here at Safe Passage. It is the culmination of years of hard work and investment in the lives of our students. Our annual graduation ceremony recognizes our students who have demonstrated diligence and commitment- overcoming many challenges along the way. 

This year, we celebrated the tremendous success of 20 students who graduated from our Educational Reinforcement Program. 

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