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Pueblito Updates

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Giving Tuesday: December 2, 2014

November 26, 2014

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday … now GivingTuesday is coming on December 2, 2014.

It is a new movement for giving, taking place each year after Cyber Monday.

The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.

GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets.

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Join us at our next Youth Change-Makers Meeting

November 22, 2014

Calling all Latino-Hispanic youth: Become a Youth Change-Maker! Join us at our next meeting on Thursday, December 18th at Casa Maíz from 4-6pm. For details, click here. TTC tokens & pizza provided! Pre-register by sending us an email here, or call us at . We look forward to meeting you!

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Teacher PD Workshops at YorkU

November 21, 2014

Register today for our free professional development workshops in inclusive education at York University:

1) An Introduction: Unpacking Privilege in the Classroom – Jan. 23, 2015

2) Understanding Latino-Hispanic Disengagement – Feb. 27, 2015

3) Culturally Responsive Teaching – March 20, 2015

4) Putting it all Together – March 27, 2015

Workshops will take place in Winters College, Room 117 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

To register: Complete this form and email it to programs@pueblito.org. Please indicate which workshop(s) you will be attending. Participants completing all 4 workshops are eligible for a certificate of completion.

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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.

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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.