Author Archives: Chex

Nicaraguan Volunteer Training

It’s been an incredible few days. We’re here with thirteen youth from Boaco, and two youth from Matagalpa, who are going to be national and international vols this summer. They are so inspiring, so empowered, so thoughtful, and so silly. … Continue reading

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Baby Duty

So, this afternoon I got a frantic call from my dear friend Maribel. Her routine doctor checkup, a week before her baby was due, was turning into a c-section. I forgot all about buying poster paper and making agendas, picked … Continue reading

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Five Things About Teustepe….

Five things about Teustepe that will never change… There are youth who find me at all hours to tell me they want to be AMIGOS vols The taxi drivers and bicycle taxis ALL know my name, and I’m embarrassed not … Continue reading

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I’m here!

I’m here. Tomorrow, Chema is picking me up from Hostal San Agustin. I spent the morning in a futile attempt to figure out where we might buy the vols going to Ecuador from Boaco warm clothing. I just am not … Continue reading

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Seattle Airport

I’m in Seattle! I know its the states because…. Hulu Pandora the language options on the ATM are all langauges I speak: Spanish and English, not French and English Diet Doctor Pepper is sold in the magazine and book stores … Continue reading

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Summer’s coming!

I leave Vancouver in less than a week! Wow. Where’d the time go? Good thing is, things are good here. I’m shocked its time, but I’m excited to go, too. Academically, I’ve done the things I need to do, I’ve … Continue reading

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We need your help to make the project happen!!!

Many of you are aware of my involvement with AMIGOS de las Americas over the past decade.  This summer I will again serve as a Project Director in Boaco, Nicaragua. It will be my fourth time as a Project Director … Continue reading

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AMIGOS Boaco to Host Bay Area Happy Hour!

Come to an AMIGOS happy hour benefiting the AMIGOS BOACO MEDIA PROJECT! $5 drinks, $3 appetizers! Where: Cocina Poblana, Jack London Square, 499 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA, 510-451-4700 When: Monday, May 9 5:30 pm What: 10% of all proceeds go directly … Continue reading

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Boaco Youth Present at the AMIGOS Board Meeting

The AMIGOS International Board is meeting this weekend about strategic planning and organizational oversight in Granada, Nicaragua. The board is made up of a number of diverse stakeholders, largely individuals who either participated in AMIGOS, or who are parents of … Continue reading

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