Category Archives: Chajul

Two Beautiful Reflections

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In December of 2016, the Philanthropiece Scholars went on a Tour de Guatemala. Over the week long trip they traveled almost from coast to coast, visiting Mayan archeological sites along the way as well as other cultural destinations. The group visited Livingston, an Afro-Caribbean (Garifuna) village on the East coast of Guatemala, got to know the team ...

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The Guate Cafe

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In a time where collaboration has become a form of resistance, we thought it would be pertinent to share about a forum for collaboration here at Philanthropiece that has been instrumental in mobilizing, and how it is evolving in today's new political climate.   We sparked the Guate Cafe in 2012 to bring together people and organizations based ...

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Scholar Spotlight: Our 1st Year Changemakers

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Philanthropiece Program Intern, Caitlin Mendenhall, has been interviewing the Philanthropiece Scholars in Guatemala about their experiences. This interview shows how the five new Scholars, Manuel, Regina, Otoniel, Andrea, and Axcel, are developing their new roles as change makers in their community. How are your experiences going so far? Otoniel: It is a privilege to be here at Philanthropiece. ...

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A New Community Space for Chajul

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The Philanthropiece Scholars in Chajul, Guatemala are putting their training into action by creating social ventures that will lead to positive change in their local community.  Philanthropiece Program Intern, Caitlin Mendenhall, has been interviewing each of the venture teams to feature their work. This is the second post in a series to profile the Philanthropiece Scholars' ...

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So Much More than Composting

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The Philanthropiece Scholars in Chajul, Guatemala are putting their training into action by creating social ventures that will lead to positive change in their local community.  Philanthropiece Program Intern, Caitlin Mendenhall, has been interviewing each of the venture teams to feature their work. This is the first post in a series to profile the Philanthropiece ...

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A Letter for the New Year

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It was a great honor to receive this letter last week from Diego Eliseo Imul Calel, a third year Philanthropiece Scholar in Chajul, Guatemala. Eliseo is studying nursing at the Universidad Rafael Landivar in Santa Cruz Quiche; he is concentrating on maternal health. The letter is translated from its original Spanish and published with Eliseo's permission.  ...

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Creating Change, One Worm at a Time

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The Philanthropiece Scholars in Chajul, Guatemala are putting their training into action by creating social ventures that will lead to positive change in their local community. In this blog post, Jake Matlak, our Associate Director of Programs, describes the "Lombricomposto" - vermiculture - project that is being developed by the Scholars' sustainable agriculture team.  The ...

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Philanthropiece on the Radio!

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[audio mp3="http://philanthropiece.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/07-23-14-Dot-Org-PhilanthroPiece.mp3"][/audio] We realize that sometimes it's hard to explain what we do, and how we do it. Philanthropiece works collaboratively with changemakers in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colorado, empowering them to co-create resilient communities-- but what does that look like? Listen to this interview with our Youth Global Leadership Program Coordinator, Alicia Conte, to hear more about how ...

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Creative Conversations

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    Emily Sun is a graduating senior of the Youth Global Leadership program. This school year, Emily designed and facilitated a service project, or “Cor Project”. Emily’s “Art Pal” project (Compañ[email protected] de Arte) facilitated an intercultural art exchange between students from Casey Middle School, Boulder, CO, and Collegio Mixto San Gaspar, Chajul, Guatemala, in order ...

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