Born in 1993, CRECEMOS translated as “Growing Together”, is a community based organization that has served the academic, nutritional and social needs of the community in the semi-urban and rural areas near the city of Oaxaca, Mexico with dedication, intelligence and hope.
Today, Crecemos serves roughly 500 children and their families every year with a wide range of programs and services. We, at AVSI-USA, are very committed to a long-term partnership with Crecemos’ mission by supporting their capacity building efforts along the path toward greater financial sustainability and broadening the impact of their work via a donor network called OPPORTUNITY.
Come & see - 2022
In April 2022, AVSI-USA hostED our second
Come & See Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico with Staff and Donors
The 2022 Come & See reiterated to AVSI staff and donors the amazing work and people of Crecemos. This year proved to be full of amazing surprises: at the Crecemos Center, our friends serenaded us with a moving guitar concert; during community visits, bellies were filled with Easter treats; at the Magdalena Jaletepec and San Mateo Etlatongo libraries, our hearts stirred at seeing books our own mothers read to us as children; and visits to San Domingo, Mexico City, Guadalupe and other beautiful places, left trip participants awed by Mexico’s rich culture and history. Here are a few pictures and videos from our trip. Make sure to check out our social media to hear the stories behind these images. We hope you can join us next time!
Come & see - 2019
In April 2019, AVSI-USA hosted our first Come & See Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico with staff, faithful Opportunity donors, and some of our children. It was a beautiful visit full of encounters and exploration. We were able to see first hand the community center in Monte Alban, share together an afternoon of cooking, music and games, and engage with the children and their families through home visits.
Pictures from our 2019 trip
OPPORTUNITY is an initiative of AVSI-USA to link donors from the U.S. with the projects that AVSI supports around the world. Through Opportunity, Donors participate in the “adventure of life” lived out in circumstances far different from one’s own.
Currently, Opportunity is raising support and awareness for Crecemos. Our goal is to enable Crecemos to continue providing its community programs, which serve 500 children and 400 mothers through comprehensive programs in nutrition, academic support, sports and personal development in the poorest neighborhoods of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Opportunity donors commit to an annual contribution and receive regular updates from Crecemos and invitations to participate in the life of the organization.
Academic Support was the first activity created by Crecemos and it is a pillar of its community engagement. After-school tutoring and academic enrichment opportunities enable students to excel in and stay committed to their studies.
In an environment where early drop-out of school is very common, participation in school supported activities offered by Crecemos has enabled hundreds of young people to reach their full potential and continue on to secondary school and even to university.
Nutrition and good dietary habits are at the center of all activities at Crecemos. The daily breakfast provided at the Maria de Guadalupe Community Center in Monte Alban is a complete hot meal served to 500 children and women from the community.
More than a meal, children participate in growth monitoring, regular health check-ups, and intensive nutrition education. Good hygiene is also emphasized. Healthy habits are brought home through the significant level of participation of mothers as volunteers at the centers.
In order to ensure optimal physical and intellectual development, Crecemos offers opportunities for sports, dance, music, recreation and outings.
Structured activities and positive experiences allow children to grow and to aspire to great things.
Good nutrition, beauty and curiosity about the world are consistent elements of every activity proposed by Crecemos to the children, youth and parents.
- Center “María de Guadalupe” Monte Alban
- Education Development Center Tlalixtac
- Education Development Center Xoxocotlán
- Center Santiago Tilantongo
- Center San Francisco Nuxaño
- Center Yodocono of Porfirio Diaz
- Aerogubiños School
MAKE YOUR ANNUAL GIFT TODAY!
AVSI-USA aims to grow a base of committed supporters who, through a pledge of an annual gift to Crecemos, enable the doors of this remarkable place to remain open.
Our goal for 2022 is to have 50 individuals or families committed, with pledges ranging from $100 – $600/year.
As of January 2022, we are at 32 commitments. Don’t wait! Join us today!
SOCORRO DEL RIO | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SAN JOSE DE LA NORIA CP 68120,
TEL: (951) 513-8181