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Name of the Organization
New Haven Leon Sister City Project
Contact Person
Chris Schweitzer
Contact phone
203 562 1607
E-mail
nh@newhavenleon.org
Website
http://www.newhavenleon.org
Interest
Early Childhood, Education, Advocacy
Description Interest
Get Involved! Intern in Leon. Volunteer in New Haven



Community Education in Nicaragua


The New Haven/León Sister City Project is a progressive, binational, grassroots organization that fosters a partnership between the communities of Greater New Haven, Connecticut and León, Nicaragua. Our mission is to promote social justice.

We work to form fair and respectful relationships between the people of our two cities. Through delegations and other exchanges, we strive to understand and celebrate our respective cultures.

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Join Storytelling Delegation to Nicaragua in July

Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:36am 0 Comments

Storytelling Delegation to Leόn, Nicaragua - July 26 – Aug 2 2015

The New Haven/Leόn Sister City Project invites you to join a family oriented delegation (families with kids middle school age or older are welcome to join the group) to Leόn, Nicaragua this summer 2015. The trip is to experience the cultural and economic realities of the current Nicaraguan community through sharing stories and experiences between the generations and with members of the rural…

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At 3:37pm on January 3, 2011, Lee Cruz said…

Chris,

Don't forget to post Sister City and NHEJN events.

Lee

At 1:44pm on December 30, 2010, Lee Cruz said…

Chris,

Welcome to GNH Community. Glad you have joined us. Feel free to post information about any activity, event, program or service that you think will be of interest to local nonprofits or to the people they serve. You can post pictures and video too!

Happy New Year!

Lee

 
 
 

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The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

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