Our Current Projects
We are currently involved in a number of new projects. Click below to find out more. Your donations bring new materials and supplies to these programs.
Santa Cruz, California
The "Building Rhythm" program began in September 2010 when we conducted a pilot project serving 90 adults with developmental disabilities at three day program sites. The following year we received a grant to bring the project to children. We continue that program to this day. Our partner in this endeavor became Liz Hodgin, founder of MusicalMe Inc and Regional Director of "Music Together." Liz and I (Cory Ybarra), as parents of young adults with Down Syndrome experienced the many challenges that parents of children with special needs encounter and so decided to bring the program into the schools.
In 2008, we completed construction of a three-classroom block and an attached auditorium on the school grounds of the Secei Elementary School. We are continuing to support some improvements and a school lunch program.
Chincha Baja, Peru
June 2009, we completed construction of a resource and rehabilitation center to serve this town and the surrounding communities devastated by the August 15, 2007 8.0 earthquake. We are continuing to support some improvements.
CAT (Connects Autism Tanzania) Youth Skills Center
In 2019 we began a partnership with CAT Youth Skills Center, this was in response to the need for graduating students with special needs to gain employment.
"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't need a college degree to serve. You don't need to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."
- Rev. Martin Luther King