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Summer Impact

Summer Impact

In this issue: CC Volunteers Abroad: Nicaragua and the D.R.  Homes For Good Fall Events Calendar In early July, a group from Westminster Presbyterian Church-Greensboro, NC traveled to the Dominican Republic. They worked with our community partner, Puente Desarrollo...

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Homes For Good – Rosario del Carmen Granados

Homes For Good – Rosario del Carmen Granados

Rosario del Carmen Granados (45) lives in Los Robles, Nicaragua with her husband (far left) and 3 children. For 26 years, the family lived with relatives in an overcrowded house with 9 people total. The five of them shared the same room because they could not afford...

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Homes For Good – Maria Teresa Aguilar Rizo

Homes For Good – Maria Teresa Aguilar Rizo

Maria Teresa Aguilar Rizo (36) lives with her husband (48) and three children aged 17, 16, and 9 in Los Robles, Nicaragua. Her neighbors describe her as strong, humble, and hardworking. For years she has been an active volunteer, unconditionally supporting Comunidad...

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Veronica Arauz- Homes For Good

Veronica Arauz- Homes For Good

Verónica Arauz has been a brigadista in Los Robles, Nicaragua since 2014. In addition to being a health promoter, Veronica cooks regularly for our Food For Good program and has won the hearts of the food insecure elders she delivers to. She and her husband Luis act as...

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Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy

Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy

Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy! Thank you all for a wonderful week in the Dominican Republic. We worked with health promoters and community leaders in Constanza to visit over 40 patients recovering from strokes, brain injury, and trauma....

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April 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: Program Pieces Continued  2022 Music Series  Caring with Crypto Program Pieces is a series that dives into the origin stories of our programs, recognizes the incredible people we have met on our 15-year journey, and shares exciting news about what's...

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Songs For Good 2022

Songs For Good 2022

Save the date and join us in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28th for our first Songs For Good music series event of 2022.  Who? The Comunidad Connect Band Tommy Somerville - keys/sax Trey Wright guitar Chris Enghauser -bass Seth Hendershot/ drums   Where? Red Light Cafe in...

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Enterprise Origin Story

Enterprise Origin Story

Our enterprise initiatives begin with a woman named Angela Alaniz, her son, Becker, and her nephew, Angel. It was mid 2021 and the community of Los Robles, Nicaragua was still feeling the aftermath of the 2018 socio-economic crisis. Unemployment was at a record high...

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Approach and Aspirations: Grow For Good 

Approach and Aspirations: Grow For Good 

In 2020, we issued loans to two families led by Deisy Gonzalez and Elizabeth Castro, to plant and harvest corn. We observed and learned a lot during this first phase of Grow For Good. It became increasingly obvious that the local market does not reliably offer fair...

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Approach & Aspirations – Food For Good

Approach & Aspirations – Food For Good

Goal 2 of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals is to “end hunger by achieving food security, improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture”. Our “Food For Good'' program directly addresses food security by providing nourishment to those who...

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Food Security Origin Story 

Food Security Origin Story 

In 2018, a socio-economic crisis in Nicaragua caused the national economy to collapse. Comunidad Connect’s field staff realized that many elderly residents were only eating once a day. In response, CC began distributing meals to the most vulnerable people in Los...

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Meet our entrepreneurs 

Meet our entrepreneurs 

Angela & Gema Alaniz (Bakery)Jaime Ramos (Mobile convenience store)Fatima & Dabeyda (Sewing Business)Becker & Angel (Chicken and Egg Business)

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Youth Development- Approach and Aspirations

Youth Development- Approach and Aspirations

San Juan del Sur Sports Park 2018San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is an international tourist destination nestled in a cove on the southwest pacific coast. With tourism comes new avenues for economic development. However, there are negative social and environmental impacts...

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Youth Sports – Origin Story

Youth Sports – Origin Story

Sport Park cira 2006Jon Thompson first visited San Juan del Sur in 1998 while on a 6-month road trip through Central America with two friends. The traveling trio had just spent 2 months in Mexico and 2 months in Guatemala. Jon had grown fond of surfing but enjoyed...

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Homes For Good- Virginia Chavarria

Homes For Good- Virginia Chavarria

Virginia and Uriel Virginia Chavarria is a joyful and optimistic 71-year-old woman who has been a Brigadista in the community of Los Robles, Nicaragua for over 15 years. She is a partner of Comunidad Connect and a leader in her community, always available and willing...

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Homes For Good- Josefa Tinoco

Homes For Good- Josefa Tinoco

Yarisleidy, Frania, Josefa, JoseJosefa Tinoco, 36, is humble and quiet. She lives with her husband, Jose and teenage daughter, Frania, in Los Robles, Nicaragua. For years the Tinoco Family has volunteered countless hours  on community projects that help support their...

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February 2022 Newsletter

February 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: Program Pieces Academic Conference  Community Snapshot Together For Health Patient Updates Set Up Google Alerts For More News Program Pieces is a new series that takes you behind the scenes of Comunidad Connect. We dive into our origin story, recognize...

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Meet Homeowners

Meet Homeowners

We have met incredible people through the Homes For Good program who have persisted and overcome insurmountable challenges in their lives. Here are some of their...

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Upcoming Events –   September 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: Upcoming Events in Atlanta! Salsa on the Square Health Education Forum Meet Rosario Granados Tickets and sponsorships are now available to our biggest event of the year - the 7th Annual Masquerade Party on October 15th! Put on your fancy dress and suit...

Summer Impact

In this issue: CC Volunteers Abroad: Nicaragua and the D.R.  Homes For Good Fall Events Calendar In early July, a group from Westminster Presbyterian Church-Greensboro, NC traveled to the Dominican Republic. They worked with our community partner, Puente Desarrollo...

Homes For Good – Rosario del Carmen Granados

Rosario del Carmen Granados (45) lives in Los Robles, Nicaragua with her husband (far left) and 3 children. For 26 years, the family lived with relatives in an overcrowded house with 9 people total. The five of them shared the same room because they could not afford...

Homes For Good – Maria Teresa Aguilar Rizo

Maria Teresa Aguilar Rizo (36) lives with her husband (48) and three children aged 17, 16, and 9 in Los Robles, Nicaragua. Her neighbors describe her as strong, humble, and hardworking. For years she has been an active volunteer, unconditionally supporting Comunidad...

Veronica Arauz- Homes For Good

Verónica Arauz has been a brigadista in Los Robles, Nicaragua since 2014. In addition to being a health promoter, Veronica cooks regularly for our Food For Good program and has won the hearts of the food insecure elders she delivers to. She and her husband Luis act as...

Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy

Welcome home Georgia State University Occupational Therapy! Thank you all for a wonderful week in the Dominican Republic. We worked with health promoters and community leaders in Constanza to visit over 40 patients recovering from strokes, brain injury, and trauma....

April 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: Program Pieces Continued  2022 Music Series  Caring with Crypto Program Pieces is a series that dives into the origin stories of our programs, recognizes the incredible people we have met on our 15-year journey, and shares exciting news about what's...

Songs For Good 2022

Save the date and join us in Atlanta, Georgia on May 28th for our first Songs For Good music series event of 2022.  Who? The Comunidad Connect Band Tommy Somerville - keys/sax Trey Wright guitar Chris Enghauser -bass Seth Hendershot/ drums   Where? Red Light Cafe in...
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