BENEFITING: REACHING U A FOUNDATION FOR URUGUAY
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
Mauro Conijeski wrote -
Reaching U was created in 2001 by a group of Uruguayans living in the United States decided to give back to their country of origin part of what they had received. After 12 years of uninterrupted work, Reaching U has established itself as a plural and transparent organization with over 100 volunteers working in Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, Montevideo, New York and Washington DC to improve the education of children and youth living in the most vulnerable sectors of Uruguay.
Reaching U’s mission is: “to promote initiatives and strengthen organizations that offer educational opportunities so that all Uruguayans living in poverty can develop their full potential.”
Reaching U also promotes synergy and collaboration among the different organizations it supports, increasing their performance standards and encouraging the use of best practices.
The beneficiaries of the projects supported by Reaching U systematically achieve better academic results than other children and youth living under similar or even better socioeconomic conditions.
In the past years, Reaching U has supported more than 40 social organizations and has worked to improve the life of the youth leaving in impoverished areas in Uruguay. Between 2013 and 2014 alone, Reaching U had and will invest approximately $650,000 that will impact the lives of 3,800 Uruguayan children and youth living in poverty.