MISSION To empower disadvantaged youth with education and life skills, enabling them to break cycles of poverty
Mishell's Story of Passion
April Vol.19, 2022
New student Mishell has always been passionate about the arts. Now that she has finished high school she is determined to continue studying. But since she's the oldest of three siblings (in a single-income family) her career aspirations can not be taken for granted. 

Mishell's father works as a construction worker when he can find employment. Her mom stays at home to care for her youngest brother. Casa de Kids has stepped in to make sure Mishell can fulfill her dream of an education.

Although she is only 18, she already knows what she would like to do after finishing her career: help communities express their sense of belonging through music.
Last month we (Pamela and Drew) visited her corrugated tin house to meet her family and bring you her story.

New Student, Mishell shared her story with Pamela, CDK Associate:

I am from Oaxaca city, I am 18 years old; I am the oldest of my two siblings and we live with our parents. My parents have shown me what it means to work hard to survive without a college degree, how to value money. They made great efforts to give me the possibility of going to school. I am finishing high school this Spring and will begin university this September. I have always liked the arts, painting, music and dance, and I have chosen to study music, especially the saxophone. 

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We are thrilled to host two in-person events dedicated to empowering our 25 active students. Our 9th annual Cinco de Mayo fundraiser in Sarastoa, FL, Sat. May 7, and a Piano Recital in New York, NY, Sun. May 15 (see invites below). Please attend if possible, if unable, please consider donating to them on our Event donate page below. To attend the Piano Recital remotely, we will send you the live streaming link and share it in a newsletter like this one. 
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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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