Tim Rumberger via Crowdrise
March 04, 2011
EVENT DATE: Feb 27, 2011
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
In just over a week I will be participating in the Hyannis Marathon – my first marathon ever! I’ll be running on behalf of Worldfund, an organization dedicated to fighting poverty in Latin America by improving education. As some of you know, my wife Kim and I have had the good fortune to be guest presenters at Worldfund’s Inter-American Partnership for Education (IAPE), a summer institute for Mexican teachers of English held at Dartmouth College's Rassias Center for Language Learning. It's been a great experience to work with such enthusiastic, caring and motivated teachers!
In addition to IAPE, Worldfund sponsors teacher and principal training institutes and professional development initiatives aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty by improving teaching and learning in schools that serve poor children in that region. Worldfund’s work is meaningful to our family on a personal level -- especially in Mexico, where my experience traveling, learning Spanish and meeting its wonderful people changed my life forever, starting me on the path toward becoming an educator. Also, Worldfund is active in Recife, Brazil, where our son Austen spent a year as a Rotary exchange student. To learn more about how Worldfund, please visit www.worldfund.org. To donate, go to http://www.crowdrise.com/HyannisMarathonforWorldfund or contact me.