RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
 
A CITY OF NATURAL BEAUTY
 
 
A CITY WITH AMAZING VIEWS
 
 
A CITY WITH INCREDIBLE BEACHES
 
 
THIS IS THE INTERNATIONAL IMAGE OF RIO DE JANEIRO ...  OUTSIDE OF BRAZIL
HOWEVER, RIO DE JANEIRO ALSO HAS A VERY DIFFERENT IMAGE
  THE SHANTY TOWNS…
WHICH ARE ALSO KNOWN AS ...
FAVELAS
 
 
 
 
 
THERE ARE OVER 900 SEPARATE FAVELA COMMUNITIES IN RIO DE JANEIRO
THE POPULATION OF  RIO DE JANEIRO IS OVER  7 MILLION
OVER  2.5 MILLION  PEOPLE LIVE IN FAVELA COMMNITIES!
 
 
FAVELA POPULATIONS CAN RANGE FROM  1,000 TO OVER 150,000!
 
 
 
 
  MANY FAMILIES IN THE FAVELAS SURVIVE ON LESS THAN  $3.00  PER DAY
 
 
MINIMUM WAGE IN BRAZIL IS APPROXIMATELY  $250  PER MONTH
IF YOU MAKE MINIMUM WAGE, YOU LIVE IN A FAVELA
 
CHILDREN HAVE LITTLE ACCESS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WITH CLASSES OFTEN CANCELED
 
 
 
MANY PARENTS ARE ILLITERATE AND UNEMPLOYED
 
HISTORICALLY, THE GOVERNMENT HAS BELIEVED THAT IT IS NOT WORTHWHILE TO INVEST IN THE FAVELAS
TO THAT END, FAVELA RESIDENTS HAVE BEGUN CREATING A SOCIETY BASED ON COMMUNITY COOPERATION WITH…
…  NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)
NGOs ARE PRIVATE ORGANZIATIONS THAT EXTEND SERVICES THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT PROVIDE
THINGS THAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED IN THE U.S. …
HEALTH CARE CULTURAL EVENTS  EDUCATIONAL CLASSES  FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE HUMAN RIGHTS
 
 
FOR MANY, NGOS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE LIFE TRANSITIONS
NGOS ARE A MAJOR AVENUE TO CREATE CHANGE!
 
 
THE VIEW FROM OUR WINDOW
WE OFFER VOCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CLASSES SO PEOPLE IN THE FAVELA CAN TRANSITION FROM POVERTY TO EMPLOYMENT
COMPUTER TRAINING FOR ALL AGES
 
 
TUTORS FOR CHILDREN
 
 
ENGLISH CLASSES
 
 
  HAND-MADE ART   PEOPLE LEARN TO MAKE  MERCHANDISE  THEY CAN SELL
 
 
 
COMMUNITY EVENTS
 
 
 
VOLUNTEERS ARRIVE EVERY MONTH TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND HELP EXPAND OUR GLOBAL NETWORK
 
WE CONTINUALLY FORM ALLIANCES WITH OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
 
WE PROVIDE FOOD SUBSIDIES TO VOLUNTEERS WITH NO INCOME
$25 PER MONTH FEEDS A FAMILY OF FOUR
 
<ul><li>OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, WE HAVE SENT 1,000 COMMUNITY RESIDENTS TO JOB INTERVIEWS THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH RIO...
 
<ul><li>WE CONTINUALLY OFFER NEW PROGRAMS AS MORE STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS ARRIVE  </li></ul>
“ COMMUNITY IN ACTION” IS UNIQUE…
THE MAJORITY OF  OTHER  NGOs SEND PEOPLE FROM WEALTHIER NEIGHBORHOODS TO HELP IN THE FAVELAS
FAVELA RESIDENTS ARE RARELY PART OF THE OPERATIONS; THEY SIMPLY USE THE SERVICES PROVIDED
OUR MISSION , HOWEVER, IS TO GET COMMUNITY RESIDENTS INVOLVED!
MANY RESIDENTS HAVE THE DESIRE AND MOTIVATION TO CREATE CHANGE
YET THEY ARE NEVER GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY  TO DO SO
COMMUNITY IN ACTION PROVIDES THIS OPPORUTNITY!
THE MAJORITY OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THIS ORGANIZATION LIVE IN THE FAVELAS
  THEY ARE THE HUMAN RESOURCES!
 
THEY ARE THE VOLUNTEERS…
 
AND THEY ARE THE STUDENTS!
 
 
THESE PEOPLE ARE COMMITED TO CREATING COMMUNITY CHANGE!
HOWEVER, THEY CANNOT DO IT ALONE
WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE
THE MORE PEOPLE WHO GET INVOLVED…
… THE MORE SUCCESS THIS ORGANIZATION AND THIS COMMUNITY WILL HAVE
A FEW GOALS
LINK OUR ARTISTS AND THEIR WORKS TO LARGER RETAIL NETWORKS
 
·  CREATE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH CORPORATE SPONSORS    ·  BUILD LONG-TERM ALLIANCES WITH GOVERNMENT ENTITIES   ·  WOR...
ASSESS NEW GROWTH AVENUES TO CONTINUE CREATING SUSTAINABLE LIVIHOODS FOR THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE
YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!
 
 
 
COMMUNITY IN ACTION
WE TEACH
WE GUIDE
  WE EMPOWER
THESE PEOPLE CAN HAVE A DIFFERENT FUTURE BECAUSE  YOU !!!
MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION TODAY!  www.firstgiving.com/communityinaction To get involved, send an email to:  [email_address] ...
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Community in action overview 2010

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Community in Action is a grassroots non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) located in one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela (slum) communities. Our mission is to offer vocational and cultural classes for students of all ages, as well as personal development opportunities for volunteers. The majority of NGOs in Rio provide outreach programs on a service model: slum inhabitants simply use the services others (who live outside the community) deem they need. We implemented a new approach, a new vision – one that fosters the possibility of long-term community change by including residents in the operation of the organization. Currently, slum residents staff the majority of human resource and administrative positions. These present and future community leaders are the volunteers, the teachers, and the administrative teams. As social entrepreneurs, Community in Action has created a model for excluded and deprived people to create sustainable livelihoods and promote societal inclusion.

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Community in action overview 2010

  1. 2. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
  2. 4. A CITY OF NATURAL BEAUTY
  3. 7. A CITY WITH AMAZING VIEWS
  4. 10. A CITY WITH INCREDIBLE BEACHES
  5. 13. THIS IS THE INTERNATIONAL IMAGE OF RIO DE JANEIRO ... OUTSIDE OF BRAZIL
  6. 14. HOWEVER, RIO DE JANEIRO ALSO HAS A VERY DIFFERENT IMAGE
  7. 15. THE SHANTY TOWNS…
  8. 16. WHICH ARE ALSO KNOWN AS ...
  9. 17. FAVELAS
  10. 23. THERE ARE OVER 900 SEPARATE FAVELA COMMUNITIES IN RIO DE JANEIRO
  11. 24. THE POPULATION OF RIO DE JANEIRO IS OVER 7 MILLION
  12. 25. OVER 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN FAVELA COMMNITIES!
  13. 28. FAVELA POPULATIONS CAN RANGE FROM 1,000 TO OVER 150,000!
  14. 33. MANY FAMILIES IN THE FAVELAS SURVIVE ON LESS THAN $3.00 PER DAY
  15. 36. MINIMUM WAGE IN BRAZIL IS APPROXIMATELY $250 PER MONTH
  16. 37. IF YOU MAKE MINIMUM WAGE, YOU LIVE IN A FAVELA
  17. 39. CHILDREN HAVE LITTLE ACCESS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WITH CLASSES OFTEN CANCELED
  18. 43. MANY PARENTS ARE ILLITERATE AND UNEMPLOYED
  19. 45. HISTORICALLY, THE GOVERNMENT HAS BELIEVED THAT IT IS NOT WORTHWHILE TO INVEST IN THE FAVELAS
  20. 46. TO THAT END, FAVELA RESIDENTS HAVE BEGUN CREATING A SOCIETY BASED ON COMMUNITY COOPERATION WITH…
  21. 47. … NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)
  22. 48. NGOs ARE PRIVATE ORGANZIATIONS THAT EXTEND SERVICES THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT PROVIDE
  23. 49. THINGS THAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED IN THE U.S. …
  24. 50. HEALTH CARE CULTURAL EVENTS EDUCATIONAL CLASSES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE HUMAN RIGHTS
  25. 53. FOR MANY, NGOS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE LIFE TRANSITIONS
  26. 54. NGOS ARE A MAJOR AVENUE TO CREATE CHANGE!
  27. 57. THE VIEW FROM OUR WINDOW
  28. 58. WE OFFER VOCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CLASSES SO PEOPLE IN THE FAVELA CAN TRANSITION FROM POVERTY TO EMPLOYMENT
  29. 59. COMPUTER TRAINING FOR ALL AGES
  30. 62. TUTORS FOR CHILDREN
  31. 65. ENGLISH CLASSES
  32. 68. HAND-MADE ART PEOPLE LEARN TO MAKE MERCHANDISE THEY CAN SELL
  33. 72. COMMUNITY EVENTS
  34. 76. VOLUNTEERS ARRIVE EVERY MONTH TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND HELP EXPAND OUR GLOBAL NETWORK
  35. 78. WE CONTINUALLY FORM ALLIANCES WITH OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
  36. 80. WE PROVIDE FOOD SUBSIDIES TO VOLUNTEERS WITH NO INCOME
  37. 81. $25 PER MONTH FEEDS A FAMILY OF FOUR
  38. 83. <ul><li>OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, WE HAVE SENT 1,000 COMMUNITY RESIDENTS TO JOB INTERVIEWS THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH RIO’S STATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY </li></ul>
  39. 85. <ul><li>WE CONTINUALLY OFFER NEW PROGRAMS AS MORE STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS ARRIVE </li></ul>
  40. 86. “ COMMUNITY IN ACTION” IS UNIQUE…
  41. 87. THE MAJORITY OF OTHER NGOs SEND PEOPLE FROM WEALTHIER NEIGHBORHOODS TO HELP IN THE FAVELAS
  42. 88. FAVELA RESIDENTS ARE RARELY PART OF THE OPERATIONS; THEY SIMPLY USE THE SERVICES PROVIDED
  43. 89. OUR MISSION , HOWEVER, IS TO GET COMMUNITY RESIDENTS INVOLVED!
  44. 90. MANY RESIDENTS HAVE THE DESIRE AND MOTIVATION TO CREATE CHANGE
  45. 91. YET THEY ARE NEVER GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO
  46. 92. COMMUNITY IN ACTION PROVIDES THIS OPPORUTNITY!
  47. 93. THE MAJORITY OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THIS ORGANIZATION LIVE IN THE FAVELAS
  48. 94. THEY ARE THE HUMAN RESOURCES!
  49. 96. THEY ARE THE VOLUNTEERS…
  50. 98. AND THEY ARE THE STUDENTS!
  51. 101. THESE PEOPLE ARE COMMITED TO CREATING COMMUNITY CHANGE!
  52. 102. HOWEVER, THEY CANNOT DO IT ALONE
  53. 103. WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE
  54. 104. THE MORE PEOPLE WHO GET INVOLVED…
  55. 105. … THE MORE SUCCESS THIS ORGANIZATION AND THIS COMMUNITY WILL HAVE
  56. 106. A FEW GOALS
  57. 107. LINK OUR ARTISTS AND THEIR WORKS TO LARGER RETAIL NETWORKS
  58. 109. · CREATE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH CORPORATE SPONSORS · BUILD LONG-TERM ALLIANCES WITH GOVERNMENT ENTITIES · WORK AS A LOGISTICS CENTER CONNECTING FOREIGN VOLUTNEERS WITH LOCAL NGOs
  59. 110. ASSESS NEW GROWTH AVENUES TO CONTINUE CREATING SUSTAINABLE LIVIHOODS FOR THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE
  60. 111. YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!
  61. 115. COMMUNITY IN ACTION
  62. 116. WE TEACH
  63. 117. WE GUIDE
  64. 118. WE EMPOWER
  65. 119. THESE PEOPLE CAN HAVE A DIFFERENT FUTURE BECAUSE YOU !!!
  66. 120. MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION TODAY! www.firstgiving.com/communityinaction To get involved, send an email to: [email_address] Visit our website: www.communityinaction.org

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