Umbrella Initiatives Foundation works with local community partners to positively transform educational opportunities for children. Through the goal oriented outreach of the Backpack Project and Bilingual Voices Program we are dedicated to improve educational access, quality, and opportunity.

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By donating you are helping to transform projects into realities and aiding community groups to improve their neighborhoods.

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The Adventures of Paloma

The Adventures of Paloma is a children's book and educational project spun out of the Backpack Project which encourages literacy in Peru and Bolivia.

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Backpack Project

The Backpack Project gives a better start for children living in poverty through providing a backpack, supplies, and one week of scholastic reinforcement for children in need.

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We have recently completed the seventh year of the Backpack Project and it was a great success.  What made this year all the more special was the group of dedicated students in Cusco, Peru and from the University of San Diego who partnered together to make a difference in the lives of 70 children in Pillao

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We believe that supporting education programs that encourage equal opportunities is central to empowering children to be citizens who are actively involved in their community and therefore in the country. Thanks to the contribution of people like you who support our work in social development and education, it has been possible for us to serve

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Emergency Flood Relief for Peru

Donate today support children and communities prepare and rebuild after extensive flooding to be ready for the start of the school year. Donations go directly to provide much needed supplies to children who have lost everything in flooding including, backpacks, school supplies and basic necessities to those hit hardest. After several days of much heavier

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