Niños de Veracruz is a non-profit organization run by Lasell College students that helps raise money for scholarships and microloans to help send and keep children in school in Veracruz, Mexico! With all the recent natural disasters we want to make this years Leaf Raking Fundraiser the BEST ONE YET! Please email myself, Alyssa Hart (email@example.com) or Madison Garside (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up to volunteer. AND mark that you are joining our fun filled event!!
Ninos de Veracruz, Mexico would like to invite you to volunteer at our Annual Leaf Raking Fundraiser being held on Saturday, November 19th in Newton, MA. Funds raised are put towards providing educational scholarships and micro-loans to families!
So please join us to create another successful year!
Past project site: This past project site is home to Betty Hernandez Colorado. When Ninos de Veracruz came to this site, students assisted the construction workers to build a second floor for the house.
The Sierra Madre mountain system encloses the central Mexican Plateau and consists of the Sierra Madre Oriental to the east, the Sierra Madre Occidental to the west, and the Sierra Madre del Sur to the south. The many habitable valleys and its general remoteness make the Sierra Madre a good place for some indigenous peoples who have managed to retain much of their native culture since the Spanish contact 2-3 centuries ago. The indigenous groups include both the Huichol and Cora in the southern states of Nayarit and Jalisco, the Tarahumara (Raramuri) to the north in the state of Chihuahua and many other groups particularly in the Sierra Madre del Sur. Cultural melding does inevitably occur and some have acculturated to the Mexican mestizo way of life, and some of the youth have left their ancestral societies.
El Tajin, located in the State of Veracruz, is a ruined city that had it's height between the 9th and 13th centuries. El Tajin became an important center in north-east Mesoamerica after the fall of the Teotihuacan Empire. In 1922, El Tajin was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since El Tajin is so well preserved, it is an important site for archaeologists to gain insight about pre-Hispanic towns and artistic and socio-economic development from the Epiclassic and early Post Classic Period (the time between the fall of Teotihuacan and the rise of the Aztec Empire):
The Archeology Museum in Xalapa (Museo de Antropologia de Xalapa) opened in 1986. MAX houses artifacts from the Olmecs, Totonacs and Huastecs, 3 cultures important to the State of Veracruz. This museum, affiliated with the University of Veracruz, also boasts a well kept garden area.
Volcano Pico de Orizaba (aka Citlaltepetl Volcano) is the volcano located on the border which Puebla and Veracruz share. Its name is Nahuatl for "Star Mountain". The highest point in Mexico, Orizaba is 18,406 ft (5610 meters) above sea level. can be seen in Coatepec. Dormant since 1687, Orizaba is the third highest peak in North America after Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska and Mount Logan in Yukon territory in Canada.
Ninos de Veracruz helps to provide students who qualify with scholarships so that they can continue to go to school after primary school. Ninos de Veracruz provides families who qualify will microloans, which they can use to help pay for things that they need or to help pay for construction, which the families can pay back little by little. There are many dreams for the future of Ninos to both further enrich the lives of the students, support the parents and families involved in the program, and help to build stepping stones for the students to become supportive adults proud of their identity, and with your help we can achieve that goal.
Port de Veracruz was founded by Hernan Cortes during his search for gold in the region. Cortes named the region Veracruz because when he landed in April 22, 1519, it was Good Friday, which was also referred to as the day of Vera Cruz (True Cross). Famous for its beaches and Carnaval, a celebration of music, dance and grand parades. Many of the Otomi, one of the first inhabitants of Central Mexico from Michoacan to Veracruz, still live in Veracruz: