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In March, a group of five intrepid seniors from Portland, Oregon ventured to Chiapas. The personal histories of Nancy Johns, Turner Odell, Jeanne Pace, Dale Stitt and Davis Fisher includeContinue Reading
Anita Smart has been the Executive Director of Natik since 2010.  In her blog, she writes about the latest developments in the Santiago Scholarship Program.  The exciting news for theContinue Reading
Bruce Chase teaches Spanish at Fair Haven Union High School in Fair Haven, Vermont. With the help of his students, he has been supporting the Santiago Scholarship Program since 2011.Continue Reading
Amanda Flayer is an educator from California, who worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, and stayed! She is the co-founder of the Puerta Abierta Library with Karen Hedrick,Continue Reading
▼ Salta a español This week’s blog is by Concepcion. She is our kindergarten teacher and has been working with Puerta Abierta for nearly a decade. Concepcion is also theContinue Reading
▼ Salta a español José Elías, a Natik scholarship student, loves mathematics. Not only is he hoping to become a professor, but he is also volunteering at an organization to tutor otherContinue Reading
Cambia a español After nearly a decade, La Puerta Abierta is proud to have remained true to its founding philosophy of empowerment through literacy. La Puerta Abierta has offered the TravelingContinue Reading
Cambia a español As we enter our fourth month of schooling here in Guatemala, some of the Secondary School Scholarship students chose to reflect back on their first day ofContinue Reading
Welcome to the music-filled lives of donors Patti and Steve. Natik is proud to be connected with such a loving and talented family, who, since their first meeting with scholarship student Martha Arriago threeContinue Reading
It has been a busy year, so for this month’s edition of Nuestras Notas, we have a double feature. José and Alma, both Natik Scholarship Students, tell us some ofContinue Reading