American English Tree Institute
The community identifies American English Tree as one of the best English and Spanish schools in Vallarta-Nayarit with a socially responsible attitude.

 
Barrio Planta Project
BPP empowers children and youth in Latin America by providing supplementary schooling that instills creativity, enhances confidence, facilitates international communication, and develops critical thinking skills.

 
Becas Vallarta - America-Mexico Foundation
Scores of professional and business women and men in Puerto Vallarta have received their educations through Beca Vallarta and the America-Mexico Foundation. The quality of leadership in this city has been greatly enhanced by these former scholarship students.

 
Biblioteca Los Mangos
Los Mangos Library is a true cultural and community center. It is a place where children and adults alike are able to go to read, study, use computers, take dancing lessons, play chess, learn English, watch movies, paint, among a multitude of other activities.

 
Cheryl’s Shoebox - Share Your Soles
Cheryl’s Shoebox is an organization with the ’sole’ focus on collecting and distributing shoes to the children, families and individuals in need.

 
Costa Verde International School
Costa Verde is an ecological, community-oriented, multicultural and bilingual private school located in Sayulita. Incorporating the natural beauty and dynamic culture of the local area, CVIS provides an intellectually stimulating curriculum for preschool through 9th grade.

 
EduChange
For over 22 years, EduChange has redesigned academic structures and systems to liberate teachers and make classrooms future-ready.

 
Escuela San Quintin
San Quintin School is about 40 kilometers from downtown Puerto Vallarta in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Many parents earn in the neighborhood of 200 pesos per day, so normally sending their children past 6th grade is impossible.

 
Jovenes Constructores de la Comunidad
Young Community Constructors is a non-profit Mexican civil society organization created in 2004. Its mission is to promote human development and improve employability and school reintegration options for young people from marginalized communities.

 
KinderAide of La Penita
KinderAide is a non-profit project with the primary aim to provide aid to the Kinder Schools (children ages four and five) of La Penita, Nayarit, Mexico.

 
La Biblioteca Rey Nayar
The Bucerias Library offers a great opportunity for volunteerism if you love books and/or kids. It is a fledgling library with a small collection of books for both children and adults. They need donations, volunteers, books, craft supplies and equipment.

 
La Casa Clu San Ignacio
La Casa Clu is a recreation and learning center where the children can play, create, teach, learn, share, laugh and grow.

 
La Escuela Cooperativa de Sayulita
A collaboration of local families and educators to create an innovative pre-school for 3-5 year old children, La Escuela builds on the natural curiosity of our students to develop a love of learning.

 
Libros for Learning
Libros for Learning is an North Carolina non-profit doing work in Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, Mexico. Our mission is to assist small schools in rural Mexico. We bring classroom libraries and assist the teachers with ideas and resources.

 
Lorena Ochoa Foundation
Fundacion Lorena Ochoa benefits hundreds of low-income children and adolescents, promoting their integral development and self-esteem through academic, sports and cultural education.

 
Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots
We are a need-based, comprehensive program for children and young adults that gets them off the street and provides the opportunity to attend school and gain the skills necessary to be successful and to contribute to society.

 
Private Schools in Vallarta-Nayarit
Most of the foreign community takes advantage of the private bilingual schools with grades from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The majority of the English teachers have English as their first language and are from the United States or Canada.

 
ProLiteracy
ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, believes that a safer, stronger, and more sustainable society starts with an educated adult population.

 
Public Schools in Puerto Vallarta
Technically, education is free, but students must pay for uniforms and buy a number of required school supplies from a list published each year before the school year starts. For the poorest of the poor, that cost puts school beyond their pockets.

 
The Bacaanda Foundation
We work WITH communities, not FOR communities. As a Foundation we take great care in engaging the community by teaming up with parents to gauge their kids’ educational needs and jointly develop a solution.

 
Valle Bahia de Banderas High School
At Preparatoria del Valle we promote the potential of our students, promoting the best of each one of them through the development of Competences, Skills and Values through the different subjects that make up four comprehensive training modules.

 
Volcanes Kids Education Project
The Volcanes Kids Education Program’s main objective is to ensure children in the Volcanes community and surrounding areas, go to school, stay in school and dream big. We believe education is the key to raising people out of poverty.

 
WE Movement
WE Charity is an international charity and educational partner, unique in that it operates collaborative programs both domestically and internationally.

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