Written by: Rachael Sine
One of the ongoing goals of Abriendo Mentes is to raise local awareness of our presence in Potrero. This past week we had many wonderful opportunities to share with the community about the organization. The Mardis Gras parade and the Fiestas del Toros were both in town, and our students and volunteers were present at both events spreading the word about AM.
In the midst of our busyness, it became apparent of how much the community already supports AM and the ways in which we are trying to empower its members. Just last week, a group of mothers whose children come to AM classes approached Meradith. They wanted to create an “Abriendo Mentes Moms Group” to give help in any way they can. Numerous hotels and local businesses show their support by often donating resources they have to fund AM projects or field trips. It is truly a blessing to be operating in a community that continuously shows its respect and support. It is encouraging to know that not only is Abriendo Mentes accepted by the Potrero community, but that community is the sole reason we continue to exist. So here’s a big thank you to Potrero: for your continuing support, respect and acceptance!