Cerro de la Corona

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The exterior of our community center in Cerro de la Corona.

 

Open Five Days a Week: Mon – Thu and Sat

Average Daily Attendance: 60

Meals Served Last Year: 14,183

 

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Our computer classes are one of our most popular programs.

 

 

On the edge of the city of Cuernavaca, in the municipality of Jiutepec, there is a small mountain made up mostly of volcanic rock. Here, on the side and top of this steep hill the colonia of Cerro de la Corona is perched.  It is one of the poorest and most rugged areas that VAMOS! serves.  We started our connection to this colonia in 2001, offering meals and some classes outside of their local school, in a building made from the sides of crates from the nearby Nissan factory.  Over time the people here organized and VAMOS! helped them build a community center where we now hold programs five days a week.  We offer our meals and vitamins, education from pre-school to 8th grade, medical and dental services, music lessons and computers studies, plus programs for women.

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Carmen, our pre-school teacher reads a story to a group of 3 and 4 year olds.

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Mothers show off some crafts made to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Children line up to brush their teeth everyday at VAMOS! projects. Along with washing their hands, it is part of our hygiene education program.

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Two young children share a reading workbook.

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This young girl is enjoying today’s meal!

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Two VAMOS! cooks prepare an average of 60 meals a day here.