Meet : Christopher

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Centro Infantil de los Ángeles had to adapt and pivot like never before, but our team was up to the task. Christopher, like the others in his class, was able to receive the necessary equipment from CILA and begin doing his pre-school classes online.  We’re so excited about all that Christopher has achieved in the last year that we wanted to share it with you all! First, let’s share...
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COVID19 and Gender Inequality – The Role of Childcare

In the wake of International Women’s day and Women’s History Month Centro Infantil responds to the recent annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Women in Work Index report. Centro Infantil has seen this pandemic hit its families hard – especially mothers. Although Centro Infantil has been doing everything it can to continue to serve its families, a new study found that women are dramatically more impacted by this pandemic and the main factor behind this is childcare.  The Women...
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A Sponsor story: Julie & Christopher

Since a young age, my parents and grandparents always taught me that no matter what season of life you are in, what you do or don’t have, giving to others is the greatest gift God has ever given us. Between this gift and the love my family and I have for children, we never second-guessed when one of my oldest and dearest friends contacted us about a fantastic organization she was working for, Centro Infantil...
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Introducing our new Board President, Tammy Sanders-Kjos

Cross of Glory is the Lutheran Church in Homer Glen, IL where my family has attended church for 28 years. One day our Pastor told us about Donna Quathamer, a local Professor who went to San Miguel de Allende, MX to open CASA de Los Angeles, a free Daycare for families of single mothers.  Parishioners from our church supported this mission financially and many volunteered their time at the CASA Daycare. As a Bilingual/ESL teacher,...
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Meet Jessenia, our new Communications & Volunteer Coordinator

Hi all, My name is Jessenia, I am the new Communications & Volunteer Coordinator here at Centro Infantil de los Ángeles (CILA), and I’m stoked to join the team. Now that you’re here, I would like to tell you more about myself.   Since I was a kid, traveling has played a significant role in life. I was born in the Bronx, New York, in a Latin American household. At a very young age, my family...
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CILA Recovery Fund

As Centro Infantil recovers from a difficult year please consider supporting our work that provides low-income families necessary tools to become successful and self-sustainable. CILA experienced its most difficult year for fundraising from the required suspension of our volunteer program, losing a quarter of our students sponsors and donors changing focus to COVID19 relief. Centro Infantil is the only organization in San Miguel that targets two generations at a time working with children and their...
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¡Virtual Volunteering!

This year CILA has had the opportunity to get creative with their volunteers. Amid travel restrictions and health protocols CILA has lost out on their international volunteer program. We interviewed our Development Director, Rachel (known as Rachey or Raquelita with the staff and kids at CILA) to see what has been and what can be done virtually.  Q: What has been difficult during COVID19? A: We have had a difficult time turning away our volunteers...
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A Volunteer’s Story: Creating Lifelong Friendships

Virginia Estes is a recent graduate of Goucher College and is one of the many college graduates this year who had their ceremony online due to COVID19.   Isolation and travel restrictions have hindered and postponed the dreams of many college students, and Virginia does dream of future travel, however, she has been fortunate and courageous to have filled her life with travel and service since the time she was 11 years old! Although her many...
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Letter from Paty

Patricia “Paty” Palacios – Executive Director During this quarantine, CILA has doubled its efforts in service to our families. Besides the core mission dedicated to early childhood education, we are now more involved with ensuring the wellbeing of our community by responding to their most urgent needs. Since March, we have made sure the families of our little ones have healthy food and water with donations organized every two weeks with the support of Feed...
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¡Conoce a las maestras!

Los maestros a menudo han sido los héroes olvidados de cualquier comunidad, por lo que queremos cantar nuestro elogio alto y claro por el increíble personal de maestros del preescolar al Centro Infantil de Los Ángeles. Nuestro semestre acaba de comenzar, ¡así que es el momento perfecto para presentar a nuestros maestros! Primero, un poco de historia. El Centro Infantil San Pablo fue el preescolar asociado con la Iglesia Anglicana de San Pablo en San...
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