New Dawn Guatemala is a Seattle-based non-profit organization working in partnership with Nuevo Amanecer, a community of repatriated refugees in Guatemala. We seek to foster self-reliance, sustainability, and economic vitality within the community by providing scholarships and job training and by funding community improvement projects.
Since 2013, we have funded over 110 students who otherwise would not have been able to afford an education.
October 14th, Nuevo Amanecer Scholarship Fundraiser
October 28th, Nuevo Amanecer Community Virtual Meeting and Lunch
Food and Music Fundraiser Sunday October 14th,
Noon to 4pm at
The Olive and Grape Restaurant (8516 Greenwood Avenue North).
Please join us for great homemade Middle Eastern food graciously provided by the Olive and Grape, as well a Guatemalan cooking demonstration and food samples prepared by Emily Willard, a PHD candidate in Political Science from the UW. Emily is doing her doctoral dissertation on Nuevo Amanecer and recently spent a month there during which she learned about their culinary traditions.
There will also be updates on the situation in Nuevo Amanecer provided by Emily and folks who participated in our July delegation to New Dawn to support and participate in 20th anniversary celebration. Live music will include Correo Aereo who play an eclectic blend of traditional and modern Latin Music. Check out their music at www.correoaereo.us/.
Many prizes will be available, including indigenous crafts, an original painting y acclaimed artist Heather Danso, check out her work at https://www.winddancemotion.com/art-and-design.html. Other prizes will include a Guatemala meal for 4 and cooking lesson from Emily herself! Suggested donation is $20.00 -whatever you give is greatly appreciated and will go a long way for our friends Nuevo Amanecer.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the community of Nuevo Amanecer to help pay for scholarships for youth and young adults who can’t afford to go to school without our solidarity. It will also help fund the storage and transport of water from the new parcel of land the community recently acquired via their own fundraising and your generous donations. Can’t make it but want to help support scholarships and sustainable water? Please make a tax-deductible contribution at www.newdawnguatemala.org.
Virtual meeting and lunch with Members of the Nuevo Amanecer Community Sunday
October 28th, from noon to four.
We will be hosting a virtual meeting and lunch with members of the Nuevo Amanecer community on Sunday, October 28 from noon to 2Pm at the home Joe Szwaja, 2021 NE 75th Street in Seattle. We will be serving food based on a recipe form Nuevo Amanecer community and they will be eating the same meal as we do as we talk and interact via video conference. The food will be prepared by Emily Willard who is a basing her dissertation on Nuevo Amanecer, as well as Robert Franklin, UW student and participant in our recent delegation. We welcome you to participate in this opportunity to get to know the members of the community better and share an example their culinary traditions. If you want to attend or want more information, please contact Joe Szwaja, at 206-523-3656 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t make it and want to help? Please donate at https://www.newdawnguatemala.org