December 2014 Newsletter
Support SEPA at the Oberlin Winter Market.
Scholarships for the New School Year
The village council of Santa Elena has requested $10,350 for 17 middle schoolers (11 male and 6 female @ $350 each) and 8 high schoolers (6 male and 2 female @ $550 each)
SEPA currently has several donors who are interested in providing funds for female students in hopes that more young women will be encouraged to attend both middle school and high school. If you are interested in your donation going to a female student, please indicate such on your donation check.
SEPA is also committed to sponsoring at least 3 high school students from CopalAA. Because those students have to travel further and board in a larger city, their costs are slightly higher - $700/year. If sufficient donations are received, we would like to support more students from CopalAA.
Please donate by sending a personal check to:
192 Forest St.
Oberlin, OH 44074
or giving online through the Just Give website.
SEPA is a 501c3 tax exempt organization.
~12 stunning photographs from NISGUA's network
~Scenes that reflect Guatemala's natural beauty, daily life, spirituality and NISGUA's work.
~U.S. and Guatemalan holidays
~Text in English and Spanish
Calendars are only $12.00. Pick up yours at the SEPA booth at the Oberlin Winter Market or call Barbara or Bill @ 440-774-1804
Valentine's Day Guatemalan
February 14, 2015
(corner of Main and Lorain)
Individual ticket - $10
Family ticket - $25 (2 adults and 2 children under 12)
Tickets must be
purchased in advance
Call Lori @ 440-213-7991
Sue @ 440-774-8220
or buy at Ben Franklin store in Oberlin
(beginning mid January)
See if we can top the proceeds from last year's dessert auction!
SEPA can never thank you enough for hosting and being guests of SEPA's B&B program.
THANKS to B&B Hosts and Guests
Our hosts have the opportunity to be ambassadors for SEPA and Oberlin and to meet folks from all over the world who come to Oberlin for college and town events.
Our guests are made to feel at home in beautiful Oberlin.
Since February 2014
you have helped raise almost $12,000 (50% above our yearly goal)
Interested in being a host? Contact Judy.
Being Welcoming in this
Two things you might be interested in:
Tired Old World
1. On the November 22nd episode of Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor gave his opinion of the immigration controversy by singing a beautiful song about compassion. Follow this link if you want to listen and click on Tired Old World.
2. View this PBS video
about an immigration lawyer working in Artesia, NM.
We at SEPA believe that there will be fewer immigration challenges if students receive a better education in their home countries. Please help us provide scholarships for Santa Elena and CopalAA students.