25 years ago, Ana Maria Garcia Blano founded the Instituto Nueva Escuela, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming Puerto Rico's public education system through Montessori. INE has grown to support 50 public Montessori programs serving more than 12,000 children across the island , achieving 0% rates of school desertion, drug incidents, and severe violence in its schools in communities of extreme poverty.
This September, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the Carribean, 30% of INE's schools suffered severe structural damage. The entire island is a Federal Disaster Area, and as of last week 80% of the territory is without power. INE has launched a fundraising and reconstruction campaign to rebuild its schools
Come join INE founder and Executive Director Ana Maria Garica Blanco for an evening of inspiration and support
On November 29, the D.C. Montessori community will come together to learn more about the remarkable story of Montessori in Puerto Rico, to be inspired by Ana’s vision and fortitude, and to raise funds to support reconstruction efforts.
Wednesday, November 29 at 7PM.
Latin American Montessori Bilingual Charter School
1375 Missouri Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
No charge—Suggested Donation: $25