At the end of September, five staff members from Crecemos traveled to Harvard to attend the closing workshop of their project, “My Parents Are Storytellers.” The project was selected as part of the prestigious Mexican cohort of the Early Childhood Innovation Accelerator, an initiative jointly sponsored by Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico. “My Parents Are Storytellers” promotes early childhood reading and affective bonds between parents and children.
During their trip, the group also met supporters from the Boston area, who have been working hard to raise money for Crecemos in recent years. This group of families has organized Christmas markets and lemonade stands to raise money for the organization, and now they wanted their larger community to have a chance to meet their friends from Oaxaca in–person.
The friends organized two public moments where others came together to hear a presentation about Crecemos’ work, do an art project together, and sing some traditional Mexican and Oaxacan songs.