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Pueblito Updates

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FREE Teacher Workshops!

October 15, 2014

Pueblito promotes inclusivity through our free education workshop series, Becoming Cultural Allies. Through these professional development workshops, we aim to help teachers and teacher candidates better understand the needs of students and to incorporate diverse approaches in their teaching. Teachers will also have the opportunity to submit their own resources and learning activities for the upcoming second edition of our Toolkit in inclusive education. Sign up today to attend a free workshop or to help us bring a workshop to your school or place of work.

Save the Date: Pueblito & Casa Canadiense’s Brunch and Auction 2014

October 7, 2014

Pueblito Canada,  in conjunction with our sister organization, Casa Canadiense, are hosting  a Brunch and Auction to celebrate our 40th anniversary! We will be at the Lithuanian Hall on Bloor St West in Toronto for a major fundraising feast, catered by the amazing Donnie Blais from Blazing Kitchens and Rancho Relaxo, including both a Live and Silent Auction and featuring numerous raffle prizes.

Please add Sunday, November 23rd to your calendar right now!

Click here to buy tickets or call 416-642-5781 to reserve.  This event will sell out, so not only save the date, order soon!

Be sure to check back for updates on our exciting auction items!

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In Memoriam

October 6, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Edith Ricker, an avid and long-time supporter of both Pueblito and Casa Canadiense. The Pueblito and Casa family extend our sincerest condolences to Helen’s family and friends.

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Wanted: Youth Change-Makers!

September 15, 2014

Are you a Latin@-Hispanic youth looking to make a difference in your community? Become a Youth Change-Maker! Have your voice heard, meet other like-minded youth, and participate in our FREE Leadership Camp! For details, click here.

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Updated Toolkit in Inclusive Education

September 1, 2014

In 2012Pueblito produced a toolkit in collaboration with teachers in the Toronto Catholic District School Board containing  lesson plans and professional development resources designed to help educators create more inclusive and diverse classrooms that better engage the  Latino-Hispanic learner. In 2014, we revised and updated the Toolkit — download it here, test it in your classroom, and let us know what you think!

2015 Solidarity Trip to Nicaragua

August 31, 2014

Join Pueblito and Casa Canadiense on our first Solidarity Trip to Nicaragua on August 8 – 17, 2015. Casa and Pueblito supporters are invited to join our board members and visit the Casa, learn about both organizations and our exciting plans for amalgamation, and learn about our important community development projects in Nicaragua. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! For details and to sign up, click here.

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Exhibit a Great Success!

August 26, 2014

A big thank-you to everyone who came to our opening night of Revisiting the Nicaraguan Revolution on July 19th! Approximately 60 people joined us on the 35th anniversary of the Revolution to reflect on this period in history, including long-time supporters, former members of Canadian Action for Nicaragua, and many new faces. A special thanks to our amazing volunteers who helped to make the night a success and to Vtape for generously donating their gallery space for the duration of this special presentation.

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Join us for our Open House

August 1, 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new project, Voices for Change: Developing Leadership in Inclusive Education.  Voices for Change will build on the successes of our 2012 pilot project, Our Voices In School.  Learn about this exciting new Toronto-based initiative and how teachers, teacher candidates, Latino-Hispanic community organizations, parents and students can get involved.

When:     Saturday, September 13th 2014, 10am – Noon

Where:  Center for Social Innovation Spadina (215 Spadina Ave), 1st floor

Click here for our Open House flier in English and Spanish.

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Revisiting the Nicaraguan Revolution

June 16, 2014

Pueblito Canada and Casa Canadiense are pleased to present a special exhibit, Revisiting the Nicaraguan Revolution. This exhibit, opening on the 35th anniversary of the Revolution and running until August 22nd, will feature a collection of original, official Sandinista posters published and distributed in Nicaragua during the tumultuous 1980s. We invite you to join us on Liberation Day to reflect on the Nicaraguan Revolution and the complexities of this period in history.

We hope you will join us at our exhibit opening on Saturday July 19th (Liberation Day)!

When: 7pm – 10pm

Where: Vtape (in the VMAC Gallery)

401 Richmond W, Suite 452, Toronto, ON

Admission: Donations gratefully accepted

Light refreshments will be available.

New Program Manager for Voices for Change Project!

June 4, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Pueblito has received a three-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a project called Voices for Change: Developing Leadership in Inclusive Education.  With this generous funding, we were able to hire a full-time Program Manager, María Wong, to oversee the initiative which will build on the successes of our pilot project, Our Voices in Schools. Voices for Change aims to address issues surrounding the 40% school drop-out rate amongst Latino-Hispanic youth in Ontario by providing Toronto and Peel-area Latino-Hispanic high school students with opportunities to acquire leadership skills, in addition to training teachers and teacher candidates to become agents of change in building a school culture that values the diverse contributions of all students.

Be sure to keep an eye on our website and our social networking sites for updates on this exciting project!