Causes: Advocacy, Children and Youth, Social Justice
Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach envisions a thriving Rio Grande neighborhood with residents participating at every level of neighborhood transformation to cultivate restored hopes and new dreams…a new city!
We started walking alongside just 10 third graders in the Rio Grande Historic District. 18 years later, Ciudad Nueva is building long-term relationships with hundreds of kids and families through after-school programming, mentoring, summer camps, a soccer league, youth clubs, financial literacy programs, immigration legal education and referrals, small business incubator, job readiness and placment programs, food co-ops, afforable housing and first-time home buyers’ initiative, community dinners and much more. We are empowering youth, supporting families, equipping leaders and strengthening community.
We have witnessed Ciudad Nueva students excel in school, earn scholarships to college, win prestigious internships, grow deep in their faith, and move into leadership positions. Parents work hard to learn English and acquire relevant work skills, residents come together to support each other, form co-ops, and advocate for improvements in the neighborhood, and a mosaic of downtown church denominations work alongside each other with a profound care for the well-being of their neighbors.
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