Costa Rica: Community Action Alliance

Education Equals Hope has a partnership with Costa Rica Community Action Alliance.

History of CAA Educational Scholarship Program:

CAA’s educational scholarship program was designed after a private scholarship program, and the first students were enrolled in 2012.  This program was created to assist disadvantaged students, primarily elementary children of families without legal status/families in need without access to governmental scholarship funds, or for special needs students. The first year, we enrolled 8 students, primarily on referral from school teachers/counselors and a local religious mission  These students were not being allowed to attend the free public schools because the families could not afford the required uniforms, shoes, and school supplies. Most of these are children are from single parent or guardian situation households.  Although thousands of financially needy students exist in the San Ramon area, we had to start small and grow the program as our resources allowed.