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LA CASA DE LOS NINOS Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/22/2013: LA CASA DE LOS NINOS

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: LA CASA DE LOS NINOS

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Sebastopol, CA
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LA CASA DE LOS NINOS Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/22/2013: LA CASA DE LOS NINOS

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: LA CASA DE LOS NINOS

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Physical Address: Sebastopol, CA 95473 
EIN: 14-1949425
Web URL: www.lacasadelosninos.org 
Blog URL: lacasadelosninos.wordpress.com 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
N Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
N31 Community Recreational Centers
O Youth Development
O50 Youth Development Programs
Year Founded: 2005 
Ruling Year: 2007 


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Mission Statement

La Casa de los Niños is a free, after school enrichment center available to all of the children in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit, Mexico. It is our intention to provide a safe and stimulating environment in which the children can play, learn and dream. Volunteer Programs have been developed to provide opportunities for adults, children and students to experience global community service opportunities.

Legitimacy Information

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Ms. Patricia D Martinez

Term:

Since Dec 2005

Profile:

Co-Founder of La Casa de los Niños, mother of Lauren and grandmother of Kailee and Cameron to whom the project is dedicated.

Leadership Statement:

La Casa de los Niños has been and continues to be an inspiration to Patricia and David and has greatly assisted in their healing from the loss of their family. Out of these tragic losses -the kind that most parents can’t bear to imagine- was born and grew a source of love and inspiration for an entire community of children - a place that encourages them to bloom, and provides resources they would not otherwise encounter. We have experienced healing to our souls…we feel…lucky.

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Programs

Program: Circulo de Chicas (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Program Description:

The Girl’s Circle has been developed to support young girls in the transition from girls to young women. It is designed to foster self-esteem, help girls maintain authentic connection with peers and adult women in their community, counter trends toward self-doubt, and allow for genuine self-expression through verbal sharing and creative activity. We provide a safe place for the girls to explore feelings and options available while moving into and through the teenage years. Each week, a group of six to ten girls of similar age and development meet with a facilitator for two hours. During this time, the girls take turns talking and listening to one another about their concerns and interests. The girls express themselves further through creative or focused activities such as role playing, hiking, drama, journalling, poetry, drama, dance, drawing, collage, clay, and so on. Often themes are introduced which relate to the girls’ lives, such as being a girl, trusting themselves, friendships, body image, goals, competition, and decision -making.

Program Long-Term Success:

The development of the girls confidence to move through the ever changing world today and tomorrow.

Program Short-Term Success:

The opportunity for the girls to hold on to their voices and stay true to themselves, counter trends towards self-doubt, and improve self-esteem, enhance judgement and critical thinking skills for wise and healthy choices

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Budget:
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Category:
Afterschool Enrichment
Population Served:
Male Children (5 - 14 years)
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

The Boys program has been developed to support pre-teen and teenage boys in their transition from boys to young men. The program is designed to foster self-esteem, by working on projects individually or together as a team. Activities will include designing and building creative projects from wood, plastics and metals; taking part in sports and recreational activities as a group and participating in musical instruction.

Program Long-Term Success:

The building of confidence to move through an ever changing world.

Program Short-Term Success:

Self esteem and confidence in working as a team, mentoring being role models for younger children.

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Budget:
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Category:
Education & Technology
Population Served:
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
None
None

Program Description:

Monetary assistance for past participants of La Casa de los Niños to attend Prepatoria/High School. Opportunities for recipients to learn a vocation or prepare for higher educational opportunities. Prepatoria is a fee based non mandatory educational and vocational 3 year program

Program Long-Term Success:

Currently have two recipients completing Prepatoria who plan to move on to University as of the 2013 school year.

Program Short-Term Success:

Opportunity for recipients to continue education beyond mandatory 9 years of schooling.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Children of Lo de Marcos now have access to a reading library, musical instruction programs, environmental and endangered animal species awareness, opportunities to increase educational endeavors and programs in character, values and self esteem.
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