Tag Archives: Volunteer Costa RIca

Bringing the family to Potrero

Ted Haile has been Abriendo Mentes’ Technology Coordinator since September 2013. He moved to Potrero from Los Angeles with his wife Kristina, and three sons, Jonathan (11), Noah (8) and Orion (5). He is a software engineer by trade, and … Continue reading

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The Road to Playa Penca

by Jenna van Schoor I remember the first time I walked the road to Playa Penca. Becca, the Program Coordinator, was giving me my orientation tour on my second day in Costa Rica, and was showing me the town. So … Continue reading

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Fieldtrip to Conchal Take Two!

Written by: Anna Hergt As we hopped on the bus off to part two of a four part series of ecological field trips lead by the Conchal Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre, I thought about the last time we went. … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Expanding Abriendo Mentes

Written by: Meradith Leebrick  When we started AM three years ago, on June 8th 2009, we didn’t know what the future would hold.  As many of you have heard, we started with a bag of broken crayons, one white board, … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Abriendo Mentes!

Written by: Ilene Solomon This past Friday marked the 3rd anniversary of Abriendo Mentes, and in true Tico style, we celebrated this amazing milestone with a massive fiesta! As I walked into the Salon Comunal, colorful balloons and bright “Happy … Continue reading

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Volunteering with Abriendo Mentes

Written by: Sonali Bhat Mahesh (my husband) and I decided to take off 4 weeks from our day to day somewhat monotonous lifestyle in Chicago to visit the beautiful country of Costa Rica . Our plan included volunteering with Abriendo … Continue reading

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Festival de Papalotes

Written by: Rebecca Rotella Community Kite Project is a group of artists who perform kite making workshops in communities around the world.  Their purpose is to bring communities together by the simple act of creating and flying kites.  They joined … Continue reading

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Returning to Potrero

Written by: Charlotte Schmidlapp  I spent an incredible 11 months in Potrero working with Abriendo Mentes from September 2010 – August 2011. During that time I made a “monton” of friends and relationships with fellow AM volunteers and members of … Continue reading

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