This April, Cedar Park will be hosting a a cultural charity event for the Pulsera Project, a nonprofit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students in more than 2,500 U.S. schools through the sale of colorful handwoven bracelets, or "pulseras" in Spanish.
Pulseras will be sold for $5 here at CPMS, and the proceeds will be invested in a wide range of social impact programs in Nicaragua & Guatemala, including:
Sustained employment for nearly 200 artists
Legal and medical aid for those impacted by the crisis in Nicaragua
Secondary education programs
University scholarships for artisans and their families
Healthcare for artisans and their families
A housing program for artisans and their families
Support for other social enterprises doing impactful work in these countries
Students will be familiarized with this Nicaraguan and Guatemalan project in their Spanish classes, as Cedar Park’s Spanish teachers tie these lessons into our MYP values and units. This school-wide event begins April 15th.
Volunteers will be needed to help man the booth and sell these bracelets. Be on the lookout for more volunteer info soon.
Learn more about the Pulsera Project at www.pulseraproject.org.
Questions can be directed to Tammie Catherall (Tammie_catherall@beaverton.k12.or.us).