The Arlington-Teosinte Sister City Project is selling crafts and whole-bean coffee in the Kickstand Cafe parking lot on selected Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Proceeds from the sale of fair-trade Salvadoran crafts will go to fund scholarships and community development in Teosinte, El Salvador, sister city to Arlington, Mass.
Adults and high school students may sign up for shifts. No prior experience is needed.
Upcoming volunteer opportunities with the group include Town Day, Saturday, Sept. 17 (rain date Sept. 18): Sign up here >>
As autumn begins, the local group will be welcoming Zulma Tobar, co-coordinator for U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities, and Lorena Araujo, President, CRIPDES.
These community leaders in El Salvador will visit Arlington and Cambridge from Sept. 18 to 22 with the intention of observing and interacting with the community and the schools. The focus will be human rights in the current political and social climate of El Salvador.
Find out more here about Zulma (in English) and Lorena (in Spanish). To learn about current conditions in their small nation in Central America, click here >>
This announcement was published Saturday, July 16, 2022, based on information from a Teosinte newsletter provided by Elizabeth Dray, and updated Aug. 4, 2022.
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