Our Guatemala

This September, when Guatemala celebrated its Independence Day, 27 mothers in CREAMOS set up a beautiful stand in two outlets of one of Guatemala's largest and most prestigiuos department stores, CEMACO. CEMACO hosted a month long fair called Guatemala Nuestra (Our Guatemala) and for the fourth year in a row, CREAMOS was invited to participate. Read More »

Partners for a Day

¨The experience,¨ writes high school student Ivan Xiloj, ¨was even better than I had hoped it would be!¨ For our teenagers, spending the day recently with Guatemalan professionals was a fascinating and motivational experience. The activity ¨Socios por un Día,¨ (Partners for a Day) where high school students shadowed a manager for a whole day, Read More »

Próximo Paso´s first steps

Our graduates overcame enormous challenges and, with the support of Safe Passage and their families, have accomplished what very few individuals in these communities have: promotion from secondary education. When we first began the Proximo Paso program this year, my singular focus was to find formal employment our high school graduates, so that they could Read More »

Taking the Next Step

This year, Safe Passage is taking a big step in supporting our older students, as they prepare their bright futures after graduation, and our graduates, who have just launched themselves into the real world. Our Proximo Paso, or Next Step Program, will provide professional development training (think resume building, interview practice, and networking support) along Read More »

Their First Receipts

                September 1st marked the beginning of Guatemala Nuestra, an artisan fair that lasts for the entire month of September in Guatemala’s largest department store chain.  2011 is the 3rd consecutive year that the mothers of CREAMOS have been asked to come and sell their jewelry.                 Each and every day this month Safe Passage Read More »