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New three year old classroom at the Escuelita Maya

Today we officially opened the doors to our 3 year old classroom at the Escuelita Maya! Our newest students wanted to share photos from their first day with you. Thank you to who everyone who helped to make this possible. We are still accepting enrollments and looking for donations of toys and books for 3…
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The Great Give

Thank you for all your support! We received 61 gifts for a total of $19,995!

Prevent Zika

Recent news of the Zika virus has caused a panic in the community and among the thousands of mothers and children we serve. To date, there are 270 travel-related cases of Zika in Florida (CDC). Since news of the virus broke in January, the GMC has been promoting protection from mosquito bites and mosquito control. With…
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Children of the Maya discover identity

There are 4.5 million US citizen children who have at least one undocumented parent. ABRAZOS is the story of 14 of them. Join the Guatemalan-Maya Center for film screenings of ABRAZOS and talk back with director Luis Argueta. ABRAZOS tells the transformational journey of 14 US Citizen Children, sons and daughters of undocumented immigrants, who…
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National Day of Reading

Reading Brings Communities Together   The Escuelita Maya celebrated today the National Day of Reading for the Records sponsored by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and the Fire Department of the City of Lake Worth. We had two sessions of reading where parents, volunteers, children and staff all had a great time. The…
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An Immigrant Teens journey from Guatemala to an Art Gallery

This is a story featured in the palm beach post on one of our teens enriching the lives of so many in our community. We hope you can visit the “Discovering our new world” exhibit at the Palm beach Photographic Center now through August 15th. Read the full story here!

Debate over “Sanctuary Cities”

There is a global crisis with immigration; never in the history of the world have people been forced out of their homeland and made stateless. Responses range from Pope Francis to Donald Trump. In the absence of an effective federal government response, local governments throughout the United States have been supplying their own movements, such…
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Restaurant Awareness Program graduation!

Our teen program graduated from their “Restaurant Awareness Program,” a program designed to give the group an understanding local restaurant businesses to increase their knowledge on restaurant and cuisine vocabulary. We concluded the program in style with an awards ceremony and diplomas. If you would like to read the full article written by the Sun…
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“Picture my world” Art exhibit

Join us at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre this Friday, June 26 from 6-8 PM for the “Picture My World” exhibit. Picture My World, a program of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, uses digital photography and journaling as a tool to reach “at risk” youth in Palm Beach County. For the last nine months we…
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Memorial for Marcelino Lopez-Ramos

Please join us this Friday, May 15 @ 7:15 pm for a memorial to Marcelino Lopez-Ramos, the Guatemalan teenage victim of a hate crime in Jupiter which as made national news. There will be a ceremonial walk and a prayer will take place at Pine Gardens South, behind the Jupiter Library, 705 Military Trail Jupiter,…
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