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Monday, August 6th, 2012
Five years ago Valentino Trujillo, a native Guatemalan, attended a screening of the film “Recycled Life” at a gathering hosted by the Chicago Friends of Safe Passage gathering. He was so moved by the documentary and by the work of Safe Passage that he joined the Chicago Friends Group and promptly formed the band Santa Fe with the express purpose of promoting Safe Passage.
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
When I arrived at Safe Passage in August 2010, I had plans to volunteer in a classroom for 4 weeks. I never guessed that I would soon be watching my return ticket lapse and making a commitment to work with and learn from this community for the next few years.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Sam is an 18 year old young man from Maine who is just starting his first year of college. Wilson is a 5 year old who lives in a Zone 3 slum of Guatemala City with his mother and 2 siblings. Each day Wilson comes to Safe Passage’s Guardería while his mother works recycling materials picked from the municipal dump. Though Sam and Wilson’s lives are about as far apart as two lives could possibly be, they met last March when Sam came to Safe Passage for a week as a part of a Support Team from his high school. They instantly formed a bond that changed both of their lives in a big way. The following is their story, told by Sam himself...