By 2060, a 1/3 of the female population in the United States will be Latina. Today, one in 4 female students is Latina; yet, daunted by poverty, racism, and access, one in five Latinas do not complete high school by age 29 and just 19% of Latina women have a college degree.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, “IF WE ARE GOING TO SEE REAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE WORLD THEN OUR BEST INVESTMENT IS WOMEN.”
What we know to be true is that when women are empowered, whole communities prosper. If we want the world to be healthy and whole, we have to invest in Latina women. Yet, just one cent out of every dollar a foundation grants in North Carolina goes to Latino issues. If we are going to create positive change, it comes down to people like you and me deciding that everyone deserves to be invested in.
Circle de Luz provides an easy way for each one of us to invest in the lives of girls, helping them to gain the confidence, knowledge, and experiences they need to live the lives they imagine and break the cycle of poverty. With a mission to radically empower young Latinas by supporting their transformation through extensive mentoring, holistic programming and scholarship funds for further education, we do our work by selecting a small cohort group of Latinas in seventh grade whom we then follow until high school graduation. During the six years of the program, we offer the girls holistic, dynamic programming and thoughtful mentoring. In addition, we guarantee each girl a minimum of $5,000 scholarship when she graduates from high school and pursues further education.
You can support our Class of 2023 with a minimum of a $100 a year donation for each of the six years that they will be in our program (for a total of $600). This money is pooled with donations from other individuals across the world to create a vibrant giving circle that funds the $5000 scholarships our hijas receive when they graduate.
Are you ready to join the circle? Complete this Letter of Commitment and return it to email@example.com or PO Box 2, Davidson, NC 28036. No payment is due at this time- you will receive a pledge reminder in the fall.
Won’t you join us in investing in young women so we can dynamically change the world?
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