entreamigos began in 2006 on a kitchen table in the middle of a San Pancho street. Today, housed in a giant warehouse recognized as a model sustainable facility, it is an active community center with classes and workshops, a scholarship program, a bilingual library for children and adults, a computer center, an extensive recycling program, a gift store and the Recicla thrift shop.
Remodeled and operated by its paid employees and its valued volunteers, entreamigos provides local children and families the skills needed to contribute positively to their changing world. Simultaneously, it provides its many international volunteers an opportunity to share their skills, knowledge, talents, and interests with a vital and responsive community.
Becas, the entreamigos Scholarship Program, offers exceptional local children who would not otherwise have the resources the opportunity to attend school. For the 2013-14 school year, we have 71 qualified students from grade school through university. entreamigos is always in need of sponsors for these dedicated students.
During school summer vacation, the building and grounds teem with energetic and happy children attending a wide spectrum of workshops offered by volunteers. Talleres de Verano offers art, cooking, sports, ecology, and other workshops limited only by the imagination of the volunteer teachers.
entreamigos holds classes for children and adults in both English and Spanish. Our mission and style encourages authentic interaction among all the residents of San Pancho, no matter their language or nationality.
All entreamigos projects and programs including the library, scholarships, community events and construction projects are supported entirely by private donations. entreamigos is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.
For more information, please visit our website at entreamigos.org.mx. You will find links for contacts, donations, and volunteer opportunities. You are also welcome to visit our beautiful facility in San Pancho, Nayarit, and witness entreamigos in action.Entreamigos primary focus is to increase educational opportunities for the children of San Pancho in Nayarit Mexico. To achieve these goals Entreamigos runs an art collective non-profit store, a library, a computer center and a collection of educational and community based workshops and initiatives. Entreamigos is entirely funded by donations and almost completely run by volunteers. To learn more about our programs and activities please visit entreamigos.org.mx.
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Summer Camp at Entreamigos in San Pancho, Nayarit
The Entreamigos Community Center in San Pancho recently announced its 2016 Summer Workshops for children ages 3-16. The camp will run from July 18 through August 5, and offer kids art, ecology and other workshops limited only by the imagination of the volunteer teachers.
San Pancho 'Skip the Straw' Environmental Campaign
Estibaliz L. Ortega
To kick off their 'Plastic Free Oceans' campaign, Entreamigos and the San Pancho Bird Observatory invite swimmers, paddle boarders and kayakers to compete in a 3km swim across the ocean. The event will take place April 14 from 7-11 am on the beach at Rincón de Guayabitos.
San Pancho Circo de los Niños to Benefit Entreamigos
Glades Castro Perreras
The Circo de los Niños de San Pancho, (San Pancho Children's Circus) a social and artistic program founded by the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Gilles St. Croix, will present their new show on March 19th & 20th at 7:30 pm, and on March 21st at 4 pm, in the new Bodega Circo.
Entreamigos' Seventh Annual Children's Art Festival
Get ready for another spectacular fundraiser for Entreamigos! The 7th Annual Children's Art Festival and Auction will be held at the non-profit community education center in San Pancho, Nayarit on Saturday, February 21 from 6-10 pm. You'll enjoy a lively evening of entertainment for a good cause!
Friends Travel North of Vallarta to Visit entreamigos
Astrid van Dam
Are you ready for a fantastic escape from your Summer routine in Vallarta? On Friday, August 2nd Superior Tours Vallarta is taking a day trip to San Pancho for a visit to the entreamigos Community Center, then on to Sayulita for an afternoon of sightseeing and shopping.