The Board and staff of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants extends their deepest gratitude to the Children’s Village upon receiving a gift of $10,000 dollars for USCRI’s programming in Central America.
The Children’s Village, founded in 1851, has a similar mission to that of USCRI; The Children’s Village works in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities.
One of the pillars of supporting vulnerable children is ensuring their access to education. This gift will go towards funding USCRI’s Livelihoods program in Central America. The Livelihoods program provides vocational education and workforce development training to repatriated Salvadoran youth seeking to improve their economic conditions. The Livelihoods program is part of USCRI’s comprehensive strategy in Central America to provide essential social and legal services to help uprooted youth to flourish. In 2017, the Livelihoods program graduated 170 youths, having prepared them for successful job placement.
You can learn more about USCRI’s work in Central America here. Thank you again to the wonderful generosity of our friends at The Children’s Village.