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SUMMER HAPPENINGS…

June was full of action  opening with a great Happy Hour hosted by our newly created Foundation SCA Junior Board at a downtown DC restaurant, Lupe, on June 9.    See photos here of the fun evening, complete with old faithful supporters and newly found friends, a wonderful array of refreshments, and an auction to boot.   We hit our fundraising goal for the evening: thank you to all who came and supported the cause!  (Go to our facebook page here)

We also launched our first Annual Fund Appeal, reaching out to all our contacts for their commitment to the work of Foundation SCA around the world.

If you would like to contribute to our Annual Fund, you can donate online here or send it to us at:

Foundation SCA

1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20006

This coincided with the release of our 2011 SUMMER NEWSLETTER.   If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email info@foundationsca.org and put “Please add me to your list” in the subject line.

The 2011 Summer Newsletter can be downloaded here as well: enjoy!

-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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Shop and support SCA at the same time in BETHESDA, Saturday, May 21!

ten thousand villages (to print)


-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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“International investment in women”

Great new article from the Council for Foreign Relations:

“The story of a young woman’s entrepreneurial success during the Taliban reign in Afghanistan is an argument for international investment in women, says CFR’s Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.”

We completely agree, which is why we are partnering with Las Gravileas, an outstanding training center outside Gautemala City, Guatemala, which gives women suffering from the disaster after Tropical Storm Agatha the training and confidence to launch their own small businesses in traditional craft.

Click here to see the project: GUATEMALA

To take a look at our programs worldwide, just click HERE.

-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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the faces of foundation sca

-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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2011 programs at a glance

For our new one-pager, which gives an overview of Foundation SCA and our 2011 programs, please click here.

And for a quick “visit” around the world to each of our programs, just sit back and enjoy the show below!
-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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Education at the front lines

Education at the Front Lines

New UNESCO report to be released.
-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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The World in 2011

Interesting article from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:  looking ahead to the major international issues facing us as we launch into the new year:  THE WORLD IN 2011


-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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THANK YOU! Our 2nd annual cocktail reception on Dec. 2, 2010 was such a fabulously festive evening!

THANK YOU to all who attended our event at the Embassy of Slovenia, and gave the evening such a warm & festive spirit, those who supported the Foundation with your generous gifts, and to all our truly committed Board of Directors, Staff, Event Committee and volunteers for all your hard work and joie de vivre!

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-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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Expansion 2011: Guatemala, part 1

New!  In 2011, we will be expanding our efforts in Central America (we previously helped a program in Honduras) as we partner with Las Gravileas, a much-needed training center for women in Guatemala.

After Tropical Storm Agatha rampaged parts of the country this past February, the severe situation of poverty in parts of Guatemala reached even more alarming levels.

The program we will be partnering with in 2011 focuses specifically on the Department of Sacatepéquez, located in the foothills of the volcanoes of Agua, Fuego and Acatenango, a dangerous geographical position during Agatha because communities were swept away in the powerful currents of mud, stones, and trees.   Women in those areas suddenly need to find ways of earning a living or make extra on top of what their husbands earn.   Las Gravileas is a brilliant solution to this ever-increasing pressure: they provide women with an intense period of training in a traditional craft and how to get a small business going.  And since time is of the essence (these women do not have the luxury of years of studying: they need to be working and earning as soon as possible to support their families), the courses have been well-structured into a 3-month time frame.  From the FIRST DAY, women are already taught how to start their small business.  (Tropical Storm Agatha news article)

Brilliant?  We thought so and we’re proud to be partnering with them.

If you want to help, please act on that generous impulse and donate to Foundation SCA HERE.   You can also see the other awesome programs and projects we’re supporting by going to our GLOBAL MAP.

Happy travels!
-Michelle Datiles, Foundation SCA

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