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Changing paradigms in La Carpio through volunteering
Artists
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Artists
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Changing paradigms in La Carpio through volunteering

The Tico Times - January 12, 2017

Part Three of a four-part series. Read Part One here and Part Two here. Is it possible for a single organization to change the face of a…

Meet Alicia Avilés, the perseverant immigrant leader of La Carpio’s cultural growth
Artists
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Artists
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Meet Alicia Avilés, the perseverant immigrant leader of La Carpio’s cultural growth

The Tico Times - January 9, 2017

Part Two in a four-part series. Read Part One here. Is it possible for a single organization to transform one of Costa Rica’s toughest neighborhoods? La Carpio, the shantytown…

Rebuilding the community of La Carpio through cultural education
Artists
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Artists
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Rebuilding the community of La Carpio through cultural education

The Tico Times - January 6, 2017

Is it possible for a single organization to transform one of Costa Rica's toughest neighborhoods? La Carpio, the shantytown located in La Uruca, San José, is synonymous in the…

Atenas association for the disabled transforms lives – and old tires, too
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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Atenas association for the disabled transforms lives – and old tires, too

Mitzi Stark - April 19, 2016

An organization in the town of Atenas, west of San José, is using old tires to beautify gardens and improve lives along the way. It's a small…

Girl visits Costa Rica on international fundraising quest to sing 80 national anthems
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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Girl visits Costa Rica on international fundraising quest to sing 80 national anthems

Amanda Zúñiga - January 8, 2016

"Around the World in 80 Anthems" is the name of one family's initiative to help children around the world. The four members of the Everitt family, of…

Guanacaste nonprofit celebrates 10 years of support for youth
Events
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Events
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Guanacaste nonprofit celebrates 10 years of support for youth

Ellen Zoe Golden - December 9, 2015

“He was the bad boy of Villareal,” announced Laetitia Deweer as she introduced 19-year-old Abraham Meza Berrocal to the hundreds of people sitting in the audience at…

Texas-Costa Rica couple helps Cartago children learn English
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Texas-Costa Rica couple helps Cartago children learn English

Mitzi Stark - November 28, 2015

English is a universal language in our transnational world; proficiency in English can be the key to a better future, a better job or a scholarship to…

Events
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This Thanksgiving, pass a plate to those in need

Amanda Zúñiga - November 26, 2015

[caption id="attachment_81754" align="alignright" width="356"] (Courtesy of the World Food Programme)[/caption] Thanksgiving is here, and for today's festivities many of us will reunite with our loved ones to enjoy a…

Costa Rican knitters provide comfort to Syrian refugees
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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Costa Rican knitters provide comfort to Syrian refugees

Mitzi Stark - November 19, 2015

Costa Ricans recently united to send some tropical warmth to the refugee camps in Syria as part of an international project called Mantas para Siria (Blankets for…

Art auction raises funds to build teen cancer hospital
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Art auction raises funds to build teen cancer hospital

Amanda Zúñiga - November 7, 2015

An innovative fundraiser this week has the potential to change the lives of young people with cancer – all thanks to a brainstorm by 14-year-old Andrea Lang.…

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