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New Dawn Guatemala stands in solidarity with the people of Nuevo Amanecer by providing vital funds for scholarships and job training for youth who can’t afford them, a new clean water system so people won’t get sick washing their clothes in the polluted nearby river, as well as eco-friendly tree planting to capture carbon, provide youth employment, and revitalize their natural environment.
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Hear from some of our donors about why they support New Dawn Guatemala:
One of the main reasons I support New Dawn Guatemala is because of the long-lasting impact the educational program has not only with the scholarship recipients, but with the entire community. New Dawn also focuses on the wellbeing of the entire community though the Water Project, COVID protection protocols, and cultural celebrations uniting the communities in Guatemala and Seattle. I am very grateful for the ongoing support given to Nuevo Amanecer Guatemala.
– Leticia Clausen Mendéz and Golden Apple Award Winner for Teaching Excellence.
I've been a supporter and monthly sustainer for New Dawn for two reasons. First, it's a lean operation, so contributions, even small ones, make a big difference. But more important, this is a project that builds independence, self-reliance, and solidarity, not charity.
– Paul Bigman, long time labor organizer
I support New Dawn because I love the people that I’ve met there. Watching their community grow makes me feel joy. I get to practice my Spanish every week and see my friends graduate from schools and find jobs that they wouldn’t have been able to access without Joe Szwaja, who founded the organization and the amazing scholarship program.
- Robert Franklin, New Dawn Guatemala Supporter
I donate monthly to "New Dawn, Guatemala" because this organization accomplishes so much from so little!
The Seattle members have developed genuine friendship and camaraderie with people in New Dawn and together they are transforming that small community from poverty to a decent though frugal life, investing on education and on providing clean running water in the homes. It's an experience that enriches everyone involved, and no penny is wasted.
– Mariza Cabral, New Dawn Guatemala Supporter