"Deep thank you to the Church of St. Paul Parish for their generous support of this project, JUNTOS, and this work. "
"You are amazing girl! Love you"
"Donors: Karen Flanders, Jamie, Matthew, Billy Frechette"
Hi! My name is Ellie and I have been traveling with JUNTOS since January 2017. I have been to Mexico and Guatemala, and have also done local outreach here in New York City and San Francisco. My work with this organization sparked my passion for social justice, and inspired me to pursue a degree in social work! Through my studies, I have learned many of the intricacies of social injustices and the oppressive structures in place in our world. My goal as an aspiring social worker is to continue to learn about these issues of human rights so I can be better equipped to catalyze change. As a dancer, I aim to give to others the gift I was given as a young girl: the gift to explore my world through movement. Finally, as humans, it is our ultimate responsibility to be empathetic, to listen, and to learn from our fellow humans.
The primary goals for this project include developing a dance program to fit the educational needs of the children at the orphanage, foster a sense of motivation and self-confidence through movement, and encourage young students to explore new ideas within the context of dance.
At Casa Guatemala, I will be exploring all of these goals and will be challenging myself to think critically. I look forward to this new adventure, but I cannot do it without your help!
Join me in supporting real change. Let's support good in the world and make a difference. Help JUNTOS COLLECTIVE build community and bolster children's confidence through dance.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and time. Peace!