Programa Velasco

educating and empowering children and families


We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization who, since 2007 has educated and empowered children, their families, and entrepreneurial women to create social change in El Salvador. Our Salvadoran partner non-profit organization, Asociación Nuevo Amanecer de El Salvador (ANADES) has over 25 years of experience educating pre-school children and providing health care and community development to impoverished families.


Discover Our Impact: Annual Report 2014 2014 Annual Report

  • Our leadership team in the child development center: Annie Boyd, Fatima Villamariona, Erica Olson, and Veronica Navarro
  • Glendy, one of the participants in the Women´s Empowerment Project, runs into two of the mentors, Juanita and Anita, while selling vegetables in San Ramon.
  • One of Programa Velasco´s major donors, Agnieszka Winkler, and her grandson, Nick, came to visit us in El Salvador in June and painted a mural about children´s rights with a local artist and friend, Fredy Granillo.
  • Parents of the children in Kinder 5 learn about the teaching methodology applied in the classroom by participating in a hands-on activity and discover how learning can be fun!
  • Children learn about different modes of transportation with the help of student-teachers from the University of Central America
  • Cesar, one of the coordinators of the Women´s Empowerment Project, makes home visits to assist the women in the financial administration of their businesses.
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