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Jóvenes Adelante NGO Sprinting Toward Sustainable Growth

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By Kate Greenaway After 18 years of helping needy Mexican youth overcome barriers to success in school, work, and life, the nonprofit organization Jóvenes Adelante (JA) recently informed its members that the organization is rapidly expanding its abilities to support more and more of San Miguel de Allende’s youth. Energy and optimism filled the room [...]

NGO’s Birth Control Distribution Program Makes Headway in San Miguel Neighborhoods

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By Guadalupe Apoderado If you’ve ever been to New York City, you’ve probably seen advertisements featuring the city’s well-known condom program. The condoms are free and are part of a New York City Department of Health campaign to prevent teen pregnancies and lower the rates of sexually transmitted diseases. The condoms are distributed at more [...]

100 Women Who Care Meets Monday, April 22

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By Susan Page 100 Women Who Care will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 22, at the Rosewood Hotel. This remarkable organization has already raised 182,420 pesos, about US$117,000, for nonprofit organizations that support impoverished rural communities around San Miguel de Allende. While we often meet on the second Monday of the month, we [...]

UU Service

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By Jon Sievert At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service, Rev Claudia Frost discusses the process and grace of aging courageously, a topic most relevant here in San Miguel. Frost will take a look at what it means to live our best lives at any age. According to psychotherapist and bestselling author Thomas Moore, “Aging [...]

Shelter Theater Interviews There and Back’s Playwright, Raúl Garza

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By John Wharton Written by noted Austin playwright, Raúl Garza, the play There and Back is the shared story of those who go illegally to the US. To help understand their life of fear, we interviewed Garza about his groundbreaking new play:   Shelter: What motivated you to write this powerful story? Raul Garza: I’ve [...]

This Week’s Rotary Midday Presentation is Charlotte Bell Video on Semana Santa

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By Ronald Felton As we approach Easter Sunday, there are few observances in the events leading up to Easter that are more special in San Miguel de Allende than Semana Santa, or Holy Week. Few people are as knowledgeable about the week’s multitude of observances as local author Charlotte Bell. A video featuring Bell’s lecture [...]

Jóvenes Adelante Mentor and Student Figure Out Life’s Hurdles as a Team

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By Kate Greenaway For April McGee, becoming a Jóvenes Adelante (JA) mentor was not a snap decision. In fact, it took a couple of years to make the leap. As much as McGee felt connected to the program’s mandate and loved the students she’d met, she wanted to be sure that her Spanish was strong [...]

“First Friday—Live” Celebrates Shabbat with Music, Food, and Community


By Carole J Stone We warmly invite you to join us for our once-a-month “First Friday—Live” Kabbalat Shabbat Service. This format for Shabbat celebrations is now in its third year. This will be the final celebration of the season. You won’t want to miss it as we prepare for Passover later in the month. We [...]

Artists with Big Hearts Help Students with Big Dreams


By John Doherty Photo by Ron Felton The Escuela de Educación Especial’s after-school vocational training workshops teach older deaf students jewelry design and crafting skills. The unique silver jewelry made by these young people have become sought after by many discerning shoppers in San Miguel de Allende, not just because they are one-of-a-kind items but [...]

En vez de decir NYC Condoms podríamos decir SMA Condoms

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Por Lorena Patiño Martínez Si alguna vez has estado en Nueva York, seguro has visto publicidad sobre estos famosos condones con la marca NYC Condoms, estos venían primero en un paquete negro y el NYC de diferentes colores haciendo referencia al metro de la ciudad. Estos condones son gratuitos y son parte de una campaña [...]

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