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In Mexico, over 400,000 children are living
without parental care.

These children are forced into a daily struggle to simply survive¹. The care, medical attention and education they receive is minimal. They live in constant uncertainty and are targeted for abuse, child labor and human trafficking.

 

For the approximately 30,000 living in orphanages or shelters, the struggle takes a new shape. The state does not provide funding and therefore it does not exercise oversight either. That leaves the children vulnerable. Shelters can become a black hole. No one knows what educational method is being used…and what further damage is being caused.²

 

That’s why Create Purpose exists.
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¹ Red Latinoamericana de Acogimiento Familiar (Latin American Foster Care Network)

² Mexican Network for the Rights of Children

Our Transformative Education Approach Empowers Children in Tijuana, Mexico.

Create Purpose applies the proven methodology of STEAM using Project Based Learning principles within Tijuana orphanages. This approach teaches children life skills that help them overcome poverty and pursue their purpose.

 

Abandoned children depend 100% on the goodwill of others to provide for their needs. The goodwill Create Purpose provides comes in the form of professional mentorship and learning programs that also would not be possible without the support of others.
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HOW IT WORKS

2014

FOUNDATIONS

 

Our foundations program started with a weekly commitment of an Occupational Therapist, whose aim was the rehabilitation of children through the performance of activities required in daily life. We quickly determined that the children were eager to learn beyond the classroom. With the qualitative advancement of the children in reading and behavior, this inspired us to further investigate more intensive programs delivered by local professionals in Tijuana. In consultation with our educational partners, we committed to a laser-focused plan rooted in STEAM and delivered through Project Based Learning.

 

PHASE: DELIVERED

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2015

SCIENCE

 

In 2015, Create Purpose launched the first phase of the Science curriculum, based on our commitment to the proven methodology of STEAM, with an Urban Agriculture pilot program in one orphanage. The program helps our children to learn the basics of today’s complex food systems and where they fit into the systems. We teach foundational skills of organic gardening and how to grow and harvest food that will come from their garden. Create Purpose is working collaboratively within the Tijuana community and the children are understanding the benefits of a network of support. There are several expansion opportunities that are planned based on the early success of the pilot.

 

PHASE: IN PROGRESS

EXPANSION: 2017

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2016

TECHNOLOGY

 

Our technology program is a lean-in, practical approach to providing abandoned children with the tools for computer literacy and beyond. Using existing technology education platforms, local Tijuana experts in technology join forces with San Diego technology specialists to bring this one-of-a-kind learning experience to abandoned children.

 

PHASE: IN PROGRESS

EXPANSION: 2017

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THE

FUTURE

Expansion Programs

 

We have made a commitment to provide abandoned children with a holistic learning experience. Programs that include Aquaponics, Financial Literacy and the Arts will be developed and announced when appropriate funding goals are met.

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WHAT IS STEAM?

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The STEAM methodology is all about Science and Technology placed within the context of Engineering and the Arts, all rooted in Mathematical elements.

“STEAM represents a paradigm shift from traditional education philosophy, based on standardized test scores, to a modern ideal which focuses on valuing the learning process as much as the results.” – Deron Cameron, Former UPES Principal – United State’s 1st STEAM Certified School, Current TCSS Curriculum Coordinator

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Transformative education needs everyday visionaries. Let’s join forces in bringing the proven methodology of STEAM to Tijuana orphanages with a practical, Project-Based Learning approach. We need each one of you to help achieve transformation, one day at a time, one child at time.

Expand our Urban Agriculture program & help launch our Aquaponics program.

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Science, Engineering and Math

Hire 4 full time mentors & convert part-time mentors and volunteers to dedicated staff.

OUR TEAM

Create Purpose is a team of professionals and volunteer experts in the United States and Mexico with expertise in a myriad of fields.
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Nicholas Sandoval
CEO

Nicholas is a former business consultant who had a desire to provide aband…LEARN MORE

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Samuel Perez
Urban Agriculturist

Samuel is a former child psychologist who found his passion in Urban Agriculture. LEARN MORE

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Mariana Beleche
Nutritionist

Mariana joined the team after successfully conceptualizing, devel…LEARN MORE

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Liza Hernandez
Psychologist

Liza is a psychologist and is en route to her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition…LEARN MORE

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Ana Cristina Bórquez Garcés
Education

Ana Cristina designs curriculums and teaches teachers how to implement Proj…LEARN MORE

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Teresa Thorp
Business Consultant

Teresa brings her expertise in business to this one-of-a-kind prog…LEARN MORE

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Kim Brown
Board Chairman

Kim dedicates his life to the service of abandoned children. LEARN MORE

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Robert Nava
Development Officer

Robert brings his expertise in donor development to Create Purpose. LEARN MORE

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Adam Flores
Growth Officer

Adam sparked the idea in the early Create Purpose team… LEARN MORE

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Tresa Gowland
Marketing Officer

Tresa brings her expertise in digital marketing to the social…LEARN MORE

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Amar Harrag
Technology Officer

Amar is a broker and restaurateur who has long since had a passion… LEARN MORE

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Domingo Silvas
Development Officer

Domingo brings his success in guiding startups into the social… LEARN MORE

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Tom Wong
Analytics Officer

Tom works on data analysis for political campaigns and social…LEARN MORE

 

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Our partner network includes leading universities and business partners.

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