WHO WE ARE
To promote social justice through educational equality for Indigenous children in northwest Guatemala.
Respect and dignity for the Mayan people, their culture, and languages.
Integrity. Our strong organizational culture is based on ethical integrity, which has been instrumental in attracting talented volunteers and building strong donor relations.
Innovation. As leaders for change, we advance initiatives that create immediate, as well as long-term improvements to our educational programs.
Board of Directors
The Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala Board of Directors are stewards for fiscal management and are responsible for fund raising. Directors are volunteers who receive no financial compensation. Click on the photos to learn more about each director.
Founder & President
Members of the Adopt-a-Village of Guatemala Advisory Council are volunteers who bring a diverse range of talents and expertise that aid our organization in bringing positive long-term changes to indigenous communities in Guatemala. Click on the photos to learn more about each member.
Writer & Photographer
Lawyer & Educator
Members of the Adopt-a-Village of Guatemala Literacy Council are volunteers who bring a diverse range of talents and expertise to a unique new bilingual literacy preschool program for Indigenous children of northwestern Guatemala. Click on the photos to learn more about each member.
Nurse & Health Educator
US Air Fore (Ret)
Certified Personal Trainer & Nutritionist
Our Guatemalan Associate Organization
The Fundación Para el Desarrollo Comunal de Huehuetenango, (FPDCH) a legally recognized Guatemalan nonprofit organization, executes and administers the educational and nutritional food growing programs funded by Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala. In cooperation with Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala and Mayan village leadership councils, the FPDCH’s staff of teachers, agricultural technicians, and administrative staff manage the organization’s private schools, its educational farm, and village projects. Adopt-a-Village volunteers from the United States and other countries visiting the projects are invited to provide support, expertise, and guidance during their visits.