For four years, the Board of Circle de Luz has been building something really special. And while every year feels monumental in the life of our organization, it seems 2013 is already shaping up as the year that changes everything. In 2013, we'll add our fourth class and we'll also hire our first professional staffer, taking us from the minor leagues of really well-done non-profit run completely by volunteers to that transcendent place where we can suddenly do so much more for our girls and community because we have a dedicated person working on it, hour by hour, Monday through Friday.
On April 27, we will all- our leadership, our girls, and friends of Circle de Luz- be putting on our running shoes once again to complete Run Big Dream Big IV, a run designed to teach our girls that they can plan, train for, and complete anything they put their mind to it while giving those of us who love this program an exciting way to support what we believe in.
It would mean so much to me if you would consider making a contribution to Circle de Luz on behalf of my run efforts. Circle de Luz is a non-profit and you will receive a tax deductible receipt and thank you note. Thank you so much for your consideration!
If you want some more background about how Circle works, here are some details:
Circle de Luz is a Charlotte-based non-profit that radically empowers young Latinas by supporting their transformation through extensive, mentoring, holistic programming and scholarship funds for further education. Immersed in an experiential culture of learning, Latinas served by Circle de Luz demonstrate resilience, confidence, and authenticity as they complete high school and pursue further education.
We begin working with Latinas in seventh grade, selecting students who may or may not see high school graduation and college in their future, and they move through our program as a cohort group until high school graduation. Each Circle de Luz class experiences monthly programs that empower them to be more academically successful, prepare them for their futures, expose them to unique opportunities, encourage them to be responsible for their health and wellbeing, and allow them to contribute to their communities. When our hijas graduate from high school and enroll in a post-graduate educational experience, they receive a minimum of a $5,000 scholarship to help them with their education.