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Back to school

By Mary Norquist

In Mexico, the new school year begins in August. It is the time of new books, new classes, and a clean slate. It is time to make new friends and reconnect with old ones.

Mujeres en Cambio Go “Back to School”
Thu, Aug 22, 2pm
Hacienda de las Flores
Hospicio 16
Tickets: 200 pesos
Purchase tickets in advance
Solutions, Mesones 57, or
La Conexion, Aldama 3 and Cafe Monet

Join Mujeres en Cambio at our Back-to-School luncheon at the Hacienda de las Flores. In the tradition of new beginnings, reconnect with old friends, make new ones and indulge in sublime delicacies.

Our guest chef is Carlos from Berlin Bar. He is preparing one of his most popular menu items, stuffed Portabello mushrooms featuring local, fresh goat cheeses. As usual, our members will provide salads, other side dishes and desserts. Wine will be available for purchase.

In keeping with our “Back to School” theme for this luncheon, we are asking attendees to bring any memorabilia from their schooldays to display and talk about it. What were your challenges in getting yourself ready to go back to school? Challenges with your kids? Maybe you were a teacher? Be ready to share your experiences…good or bad…to remind us all of those schooldays!

Getting back to school isn’t always easy for girls in the campo, who have to get to school, purchase clothes and books, and still help their families with daily life. Mujeres en Cambio raises money to help deserving young women in the campo so that they may continue their secondary education and in many cases, go on to university. For the past 18 years, Mujeres en Cambio has encouraged young women to stay in school and follow their dreams.

This year, Mujeres en Cambio is granting scholarships to 150 students. “The difference is clear between a student who has a scholarship and one who doesn’t. The girls with a Mujeres en Cambio scholarship demonstrate this difference in their grades — and their smiles. The scholarship is a motivation that changes not only their lives, but also their faces,” said Antonio Garcia, principal of the rural San Marcos school.

So come for lunch, have a wonderful meal and know that you are supporting young women who will ultimately make a difference to their families and communities.

Tickets are 200 pesos, and must be purchased in advance at La Conexion (Aldama 3 or Cafe Monet), or Solutions (Mesones 57).

For more information, check our website-

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