In Loving Memory

  • February 15, 2024
  • 396 Views

In Loving Memory Mercedes Chavez Caal Mercedes was in her 7th year of teaching 1st grade at Safe Passage. She was deeply passionate about education, literacy, the Expeditionary Learning model, and our community. She was trusted and respected by students, peers and our staff. In addition to being a

Meet Patricia Barneond, Senior Director of Education

  • November 17, 2023
  • 521 Views

Building strong learners and community. Dr. Sciarretta hosts Safe Passage’s Senior Director of Education Patricia Barneond on his podcast “The Superintendent’s Hangout.” Dr Sciarretta has visited Safe Passage and is the Superintendent of Albert Einstein Academies in California.  To listen to the episode in full you can find the

Impact Newsletter – Fall 2023​

  • November 10, 2023
  • 797 Views

We Are Safe Passage—Stories of what drives us. In the nearly 25 years in which Safe Passage has been operating, we have seen a remarkable amount of change and growth—from the programming and services we offer, to our leadership, staff, supporters and the community itself. Throughout all these changes,

Meet New Executive Director Erin Mooney

  • July 20, 2023
  • 1750 Views

The Board of Directors of Safe Passage takes great pride and pleasure in welcoming Erin Mooney as our new Executive Director.  Erin’s appointment represents the successful culmination of an extensive international search process supported by Carney, Sandoe & Associates, a search firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. Erin distinguished herself

Passing the Torch

  • June 21, 2023
  • 1254 Views

“Of all my travels to the seven continents around the world, this—my 11th visit to Safe Passage—is closest to my heart.  From 2006, when my grandchildren and grandniece were 4 and 6 years old, they learned about the poverty, as well as the miracle of hope that is Safe

Impact Newsletter Spring 2023

  • June 10, 2023
  • 919 Views

Your Impact through Spring 2023 Our impact newsletter (in English and Spanish below) features the success stories of 4 individuals who have come to Safe Passage or work there. We’re also sharing some recent events and exciting news about our spring matching program. If you would like to help

In honor of Hanley

  • March 9, 2023
  • 1288 Views

Today we celebrate the founder of Safe Passage, Hanley Denning, on her birthday. She opened the doors of Safe Passage (Camino Seguro) in December 1999. The hard reality of life in the Guatemala City garbage dump was unlike anything she had previously experienced in the United States. She felt a

First Day of School

  • January 9, 2023
  • 775 Views

First Day of School 2023 This is the first week of the 2023 school year and the first time back in full capacity since before the pandemic! To say teachers, students, and staff are thrilled would be an understatement.  Previous Next

Stories from our Staff

  • December 28, 2022
  • 1647 Views

As we close out the end of 2022, we’ve been sharing stories from some of our staff in Guatemala.  Listen below to the interviews as Hellen, Gonzalo, Alejandra, Rubi, and Douglas tell you directly how this year has been, and how your impact has affected them. Thank you for being

Giving Tuesday 2022 Recap

  • December 1, 2022
  • 1003 Views

Thank you for watching and sharing our student stories this Giving Tuesday. We are so grateful to report that you collectively helped to raise $15,186 on Giving Tuesday!  We’re happy to be able to share with you stories directly from our students as they talk about how the pandemic