The Laufer Family Youth Resource and Community Center was inaugurated on February 22, 2018!
The community center provides health and educational resources for younger kids, while the youth resource center provides leadership training, job skills and other programs designed specifically for teens.
There are still opportunities for you to get involved and make a meaningful impact on kids’ lives.
Our community campus in Daraga, Philippines, replaced a rented storefront that was woefully inadequate to care for the 7,000 children it served.
The new center features separate health and dental clinics, a library, computer center, playground and dedicated spaces for meetings and program activities — where children can learn, play and receive crucial benefits.
Contributors who donate $1,000 or more join an exclusive group that comes with significant perks:
Another far-reaching opportunity: The chance to leave a lasting impression on the Daraga Community Center by naming one of the rooms in the facility.
The very spaces that are changing the lives of kids will feature the name of you or someone you love. That’s powerful stuff. If you are interested in donating, please contact us soon.
A flexible space for larger group training to support all of our programs for teens, from life skills to practical job skills.
A resource for our kids where they learn vital digital skills and use computers to complete their projects.
A vital part of providing health services, including oral health procedures that wouldn't otherwise be available to most of our kids.
A place for our younger kids to be kids, have fun and make connections with each other.
A large space to bring the community together, engaging citizens and building relationships.
A dedicated "home base" for our hard-working staff with modern office space so they can be the most effective.
Our first foot forward in welcoming families to our life-changing facility.
A place for teens to share knowledge and practice real-world applications of their learning.
A flexible outdoor space for children to enjoy.
Ensuring proper nutrition — an essential part of a kid's development — and a dedicated space for personalized help with diet and food preparation.
Dedicated learning space for teens in our youth resources facility.
With reading material appropriate for all ages, a key educational (and entertainment) resource for our kids and the community.
Creating healthy kids — a key pillar of our work — and ensuring kids have access to critical medical services.
A large, flexible space, suitable for fun and learning as needs arise.
The gateway to our dedicated facility for teens' programming and recreation.
A lab in a dedicated facility just for teens, giving them access to a critical resource to complete projects and research.
A dedicated space for kids to be in touch with their sponsors, solidifying the relationships that make CI's work possible and reminding them that somebody really cares about their future.
Work continues at a steady pace as the Daraga campus moves toward a February inauguration. Look at the progress on the community center!
The center’s bright waiting area will be a welcoming space to accommodate many families.
In the letter writing hall, kids can participate in group activities and write to their sponsors.
The library will soon be filled with books and learning opportunities for children!
The youth resource center is separate from the community center. Here, teens will learn empowerment and employment skills that help set them on the path to success.
Having a safe space to socialize is important for teens in impoverished communities, which will make the youth recreation room a hub of activity!
The career readiness room will provide a dedicated area for teens to learn skills and behaviors that will help them find good jobs.