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Gang For Good!

  1. 1. A new planetary vision Empower and give voice to students and youth on both sides of the border.
  2. 2. Our Mission <ul><li>To Create Mexico’s Promise (AN ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH) </li></ul><ul><li>www.americaspromise.org </li></ul><ul><li>This will seek TA from General Powell toward this end to the State of JALISCO, MEXICO & beyond. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The 5 Promises are: <ul><li>Caring Adults as Mentor’s </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Places with structured activities during nonschool hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Start and tools for good future. </li></ul><ul><li>Marketable Skills through effective education </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to serve: as leaders & Service Learning strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>This proposed as a Peso’s In The Pocket! & LISTEN TO THE FUTURE! THEME as a town by town YOUTH POWER! Program. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Building a movement…. <ul><li>“ A idea whose time has come!” </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation speaks to a project to which is like that of building a boat while sailing it. </li></ul><ul><li>The intent is to seek your own participation in it’s organizational design and development. </li></ul><ul><li>Action! / Reaction! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Real Education Serves Everyone <ul><li>“ The end of all education should surely be service to others” </li></ul><ul><li>Cesar E. Chavez </li></ul><ul><li>The Cesar E. Chavez Community </li></ul><ul><li>Action Center exists at San Jose </li></ul><ul><li>State. </li></ul><ul><li>www.as.sjsu.edu/cccac </li></ul><ul><li>We seek to bring to the Lake Side Area in </li></ul><ul><li>Jalisco the resource of the following presentation </li></ul><ul><li>will create a “local working group”. </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ CommUnity Conversation’s” <ul><li>Anyone of many local Lake Chapala organizations could but hold a future “core group” community conversation to explore that simple idea of building a project on the Legacy of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar E. Chavez. </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Gang For Good! <ul><li>The idea is that in the organization development a working group will create both </li></ul><ul><li>SENIOR POWER & YOUTH POWER </li></ul><ul><li>That everyone is a asset for they have vision….and idea’s for social justice. </li></ul>
  8. 8. A King/Chavez Team <ul><li>The Working Group </li></ul>
  9. 9. A seed has been planted <ul><li>The National Hispanic University </li></ul>
  10. 10. This is our goal: <ul><li>The passage of </li></ul><ul><li>the National & California Dream Act! </li></ul><ul><li>Action Research and Action Steps toward social justice for all. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Our Vision… <ul><li>To establish a neighborhood new positive youth development action plan based on a future Grupo Amistad presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Key to our vision is to build on the good idea’s and that to which exist’s now. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Draft web presence…. <ul><li>Google: National Youth Union </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to Adam Fletcher </li></ul><ul><li>Or www.nationalyouthunion.org </li></ul><ul><li>The next step is a concept paper </li></ul><ul><li>“ In the future all youth will come together to make this a better world” </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Grupo Amistad Vision…. <ul><li>Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the America’s Promise </li></ul><ul><li>University of Promise </li></ul><ul><li>Community of Promise </li></ul><ul><li>King/Chavez Community Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Nation in name but local in scope: National Youth Union </li></ul>
  14. 14. Key: Dr. King’S Legacy
  15. 15. Planatary common ground for all………
  16. 16. The focus on the town of San Juan Cosala in Jalisco, Mexico. <ul><li>Peso’s In The Pocket! </li></ul><ul><li>Building on the Chapala Society </li></ul><ul><li>Grupo Amistad Sur </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking grassroots leadership for that “bridge building” with </li></ul><ul><li>lap top computers. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The California Grey Bears….the “seed”.
  18. 18. Peso’s In The Pocket <ul><li>This is the simple idea of what </li></ul><ul><li>what was spoken by Carlos Simns </li></ul><ul><li>In regard to poverty: </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is not enough to give a man a </li></ul><ul><li>Fish, or as was said to “teach him </li></ul><ul><li>to Fish” what we need to do is to </li></ul><ul><li>teach him to sell the fish so he can buy what he wants to eat. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Our strategy is ongoing…. <ul><li>But one - at a time! </li></ul><ul><li>By phone and e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Have selected a non-profit to </li></ul><ul><li>move forward the vision. They </li></ul><ul><li>are a USA small grass roots in </li></ul><ul><li>which the model of Grupo Amistad can grow as in Jalisco they serve </li></ul><ul><li>18 towns now….what I would call </li></ul><ul><li>“ bridge building”. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The task ahead: <ul><li>Empower the leadership for the </li></ul><ul><li>San Juan Alliance now in place </li></ul><ul><li>And explore office space for the </li></ul><ul><li>needed action steps ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>The transfer of knowledge and </li></ul><ul><li>to seek feedback and insights of </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders like yourself. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Senior’s Helping Senior’s <ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Power! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Community Conversations” to speak to the issue of what we can do to better meet the needs of children, youth, and families. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Our intent: <ul><li>To recreate the “Los Charales” as a path toward moving forward the legacies of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar E. Chavez. </li></ul><ul><li>To start with his vision: </li></ul><ul><li>“ In the future all youth will come together to make this a better world” </li></ul><ul><li>Using the model of service learning and the King/Chavez Issue Paper as our cornerstone for a local initiative. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Learning from the past…
  24. 24. Future San Juan Leaders in 2008!
  25. 25. This is your invitation! <ul><li>It takes but one to make a difference….be the one! </li></ul><ul><li>Send to the Santa Cruz California Office your contact information for our data base. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Call us anytime: </li></ul><ul><li>831 479 9596 </li></ul><ul><li>Open up new possibilities with your participation and human resource. </li></ul>
  26. 26. No funding…No planning grant but a good vision. <ul><li>Our office is thanks to the Reyes Family from Oax. to which without that support would be no Grupo Amistad possibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you Roberto Reyes and may we see Ruben and Jimmy & all your family of “pee wee’s” the future leaders for Santa Cruz. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Our office space…..

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