To give communities access to relevant tools, focusing on personal development. Through these means, communities will engage in service, entrepreneurship, and self-advocacy
We are a group of New Yorkers from various Latino backgrounds who wished to give back to our communities. In 2014, our founder, Dr. Mark Martinez, brought us together to share ideas on the ways to make an impact from abroad. Through connections in Colombia, we came across a community in Puerto Mallarino, Cali that was open to change. Several times a year, Dr. Martinez traveled to Puerto Mallarino and met with community leaders to assess the needs of the community as well as the desire to receive assistance from abroad. In these conversations, we found that a shift in the mindset of the community members would be needed in order for real change to occur in Puerto Mallarino . Through continuous community input the main focus in Puerto Mallarino became leadership development. By introducing the community to these workshops, we have provided them with the ability to break through barriers and realize their full potential which in turn will ignite change.
The history of this corner of Cali can be traced back to the end of the 19th century when the town developed by taking advantage of its proximity to the shores of the Cauca River (the word “Puerto” stands for “Port”). Presently the people of this community struggle day to day but have managed to survive on their own. Government services provided to this forgotten but historical area are very few.
On Friday June 15, Project InReach held a dance-lesson fundraiser nicknamed "Muevete" in Pearl Studios, Manhattan. Thank you to those who came out and supported us all while learning some great salsa and bachata moves.
Our annual Summer Rooftop Happy Hour is set to take place on Friday August 17, 2018 starting at 5PM till 10PM (please note happy hour specials are until 7pm). Please join us at the DL Rooftop @ 95 Delancey Street, NY, NY.
For tickets please go to: 2018rooftop.eventbrite.com
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