Cook Family Community Center

building a community center in Villa Canales, Guatemala


The Cook Family Community Center was inaugurated on October 26, 2016! Thanks to the amazing support of our donors, we opened the doors to this exciting new space, where children and teens will receive care, safely play and study, and learn the skills they need to become empowered to overcome poverty.

There are still opportunities for you to get involved and make a meaningful impact on our kids' lives.

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Villa Canales is now open!


About the new center

The new center, named the Cook Family Community Center (in honor of former CEO Jim Cook), will usher in a brighter future for thousands of kids and teens!

Children International has worked with kids and families in Villa Canales for 23 years, so we’re thrilled to operate in an area where we have so much support from government agencies, community leaders and residents.

About the New Center - Villa Canales

Naming opportunities

A chance to leave a lasting impression on the Cook Family Community Center by naming one of the rooms is still available. The very spaces that are changing the lives of kids will feature the name of you or someone you love.


Want to learn more about funding our community centers?

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