WHO WE ARE

Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala is a 50l(c)3 organization dedicated to empowering the Mayan people of northwest Guatemala through education and practical skills. We work with our Guatemalan partner of almost 30 years, Fundación Para el Desarrollo Comunal de Huehuetenango, to aid the most impoverished families in the region in breaking their cycle of historic poverty through long-term educational and agricultural programs.

Board of Directors

 

The Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala Board of Directors are stewards for fiscal management and are responsible for fund raising. Click on each image to view more information. Directors are volunteers who receive no financial compensation. Click on the photos to learn more about each director. 

 

ELISABETH BROOKOVER

Director

KATHY HIEBERT

Director

Advisory Council

 

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.

FRANK DIXON

Entrepreneur

LOUISE STEINMAN 

Author, Publicist

      LINDSAY MILLER     Master Gardener

 

SHARON SAXELBY

Nonprofit Strategist & Fundraiser

SUSANNE NORWITZ

Entrepreneur

 

MARY JANE HENLEY

Educator and Lawyer

LINDA MULLENS

Environmentalist

THERESA GODSEY

Internationally Accredited

Project Manager

 

Our Mission

 

To help empower the Mayan people of northwest Guatemala through educational and practical skills to break the historic cycle of poverty in their communities.

Core Values

Empowerment— We empower Mayan youth and adults in the northwest region of Guatemala through education and leadership training so that they may become agents for change in their communities. 

Transformation— We positively impact Mayan communities by providing a solid educational foundation for learning and growth that will guide them in life-changing productivity and action.

Innovation— As leaders for change, we foster initiatives that help to create immediate and long-term improvements to our educational programs.

Excellence— We are committed to an exceptional educational experience through outstanding teaching and curriculum offered in a caring and nurturing environment that honors the Mayan culture.

Integrity— Our strong organizational culture is based on ethical integrity, which has been instrumental in attracting talented volunteers and strengthening donor relations.

Economic efficiency— We remain fiscally accountable and prudent by offering quality, value-driven programs and sound solutions.

Sustainability— Under the stewardship of a dedicated and professional board, our commitment to strategic planning ensures a shared vision and organizational continuity.

Protecting the environment— We are fully committed to practices that prevent the degradation of our planet’s land, water, vegetation, and air. 

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Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala

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870 Rogue Lea Lane,  Grants Pass, OR 97526