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