MISSION To empower disadvantaged youth with education and life skills, enabling them to break cycles of poverty
Meeting a Hero
October, Vol.17, 2021
New student Isabel is motivated to finish her education and to start a career. She strives to help her mom and her two sons she adopted because they'd been abandoned. She is now finishing her last year to become a school teacher. 
Although she is only 25, she is a superb example of courage! She wakes up each morning to feed her two boys and then sends them to school. Isabel's mother works cleaning houses in the mountains, at a distance. But since the COVID pandemic started, she's been living at a client's house in order to reduce exposure to the public. Isabel has not seen her mother in two years. 

Living with her two adoptive children and her mother's friend, Isabel remains hopeful about the future. Soon, after graduation, she aims to get a job teaching elementary school.

We (Pamela and Drew) visited Isabel in her home where she rents a couple rooms. Her sons are: Miguel (13) and Gabriel (10). Click the link below to read the mini interview Pam conducted, and translated from Spanish

Isabel (center) appearing with her sons Gabriel (left) and Miguel (right). 
One more graduate & our new students

We are happy to announce that Mayra (24), who has been with Casa de Kids for three years now, graduated as an Elementary Teacher. She worked hard preparing and selling door-to-door desserts every afternoon after classes. If you missed her story, click here to learn more about her on our blog.

We also welcomed Santiago into the program who is studying to become an accountant. Frine has also joined the program. Mother of a 2 year-old, she wishes to complete high school and continue to study tourism.
CdK Graduate: Mayra receiving her Diploma in Elementary Education
New Student Santiago (with Drew): studying accounting
New Student: Frine, finishing high school to study tourism
Upcoming Event   
Day of the Dead, Nov. 1 & 2, 2021

This year our Annual Day of the Dead event will be held online and will take place November 1 & 2. You will receive an email with simple details to participate. Stay tuned and if you have a friend who would like to be in-the-know please send us their email to info@casadekids.org
Honorary Dinner for CdK's Work
Watch the short video of CdK President Drew Vogt speaking to Dr. Jose's family in Istmo, Mexico.
Jose has been in our program since 2016.
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Why Oaxaca? Oaxaca City is the capital of the state of Oaxaca (pronounced wah-ha-kah). While our state is famous for native and culinary arts, it ranks as the country's third poorest and has one of the highest illiteracy rates. Its mountainous terrain makes commerce and education difficult, attracting many seeking a better life to Oaxaca City.
To empower disadvantaged youth with education and life skills, enabling them to break cycles of poverty.
A world where youth are treated with respect and empowered through education, thriving in equality, integrity and freedom, creating the life of their dreams, while giving back to their community.
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