Skip to Main Content »

About Us

Safe Passage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in Guatemala City to bring hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families living in extreme poverty around the City's garbage dump. Our program serves about 600 children, ranging in age from 2 to 21 years, and 100 mothers coming from nearly 300 families in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Our administrative staff, led by our Executive Director, is comprised of accomplished professionals from Guatemala and around the world. Guatemalan teachers and staff are assisted by caring volunteers who come from countries all over the map, as well as from places within Guatemala.

Our Board of Directors has Guatemalan and North American representation and meets several times annually, including twice each year in Guatemala. Also central to Safe Passage's community are the hundreds of sponsors and visitors and the thousands of supporters whose dedication to our children and families keeps us striving toward a brighter future.

For more information, download our Fact Sheet or watch this overview video: