The Newsome Family Community Center was inaugurated on June 21, 2022.
With plentiful space for activities that teach valuable life skills, an interactive discovery center and library, a kitchen and nutrition learning center, modernized medical and dental clinics and more, the Newsome Family Community Center is ready to provide specialized assistance to thousands of children during the first two decades of their lives.
Chimaltenango, situated in the Central Highlands of Guatemala, is a mountainous, mostly rural region. The community in which we work faces diverse challenges, ranging from malnutrition to a lack of health care, schools and job opportunities.
Youth — particularly young women — have very few opportunities to succeed. Decades of underfunding and neglect have created an education system that falls far short of meeting the needs of the children who need it most. Many young people drop out of school to work and help their families. For those who don’t drop out, few make it to high school. Higher education is even further out of reach for most youth here due to the prohibitive cost of both public and private universities.
— Adam Newsome,
lead donor and Children International board member
Leave a lasting legacy in Chimaltenango by naming one of the rooms still available. The very spaces that are changing the lives of kids will honor you or someone you love. We will highlight your investment with a plaque in the available room of your choice, in addition to adding the room name to our website.
For additional information about the recognition associated with naming opportunities, please contact Global Philanthropy at 800‑888‑4089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The room where several of our empowerment programs — such as arts, mental well-being, Sport for Development, social and financial literacy and youth leadership workshops — will take place.
A flexible space for group training in employment programs, where young people learn life skills and practical job skills.
Creating healthy kids — a key pillar of our work — and giving children access to critical medical services.
Ensuring proper nutrition — an essential part of a child’s development — and a dedicated space for personalized help with diet and food preparation.
The space where our center coordinator will manage activities aimed at deepening the engagement and learning experiences for our children.