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giveBIG to HELP KIDS SEE the BOARD!

Written by on April 26, 2016 in Uncategorized
giveBIG to HELP KIDS SEE the BOARD!

Poverty hurts us all, and families living in poverty face greater challenges than ever before. Change requires solutions that are strategic and compassionate. Our partner in Costa Rica works in neighborhoods where the effects of poverty are compounded by the lack of education and the  Read More…

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Glasses can be critical to see the board…

Written by on April 16, 2016 in Uncategorized
Glasses can be critical to see the board…

but for children living in poverty, a pair of glasses can be out of reach. We invite you to join us to give glasses to children who need it most. Together we can HELP KIDS SEE the BOARD! Children living in poverty need every chance  Read More…

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Opportunities = a new perspective

Written by on December 11, 2015 in Uncategorized
Opportunities = a new perspective

Go the Second Mile is doing a pilot project with women in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in San Jose, Costa Rica. Poor women, raising children in these communities, face complex issues. Crime, gang violence and drugs shout daily, and chronic stress impacts the  Read More…

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Robots!

Written by on December 10, 2015 in Uncategorized
Robots!

The robotics classes are packed. Here, kids have the chance to design and build robots that play soccer, recycle paper, make ice-cream sundaes, or anything else they can imagine. Students and their robots compete in (and win) tournaments. Funda Vida’s innovative class is having a  Read More…

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Leading change

Written by on December 9, 2015 in Uncategorized
Leading change

This summer the GO team spent time with high school students from impoverished communities in Costa Rica. These students are poor, and they are fighting poverty in their communities. Their determination, despite incredible hardships, had a huge impact on our team. We want our capacity  Read More…

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The GO Bike Team rode from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C.!

Written by on August 23, 2015 in Uncategorized
The GO Bike Team rode from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C.!

This stellar team of six rode 200 miles to raise funds to help break the cycle of poverty for children. What a great fundraiser, representing all of the best of GO THE SECOND MILE—pushing personal limits, adventure, a little danger and a lot of fun!

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The highlight of my summer

Written by on July 19, 2015 in Uncategorized
The highlight of my summer

The highlight of summer 2015 for me was my trip to Costa Rica with my two teenagers, 14 and 16. To be able to experience serving with an organization like Funda Vida with 2 of my kids was priceless. The work we did painting the  Read More…

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Update from the team

Written by on July 6, 2015 in Uncategorized
Update from the team

We just went on the canopy tour- so fun and SO hot! Last night we had a furious thunder and lightning storm that lasted 2 hours. It was spectacular! We don’t see storms like that in the northwest On one of our last night’s we  Read More…

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Mas Pintura and other battle cries…..

Written by on June 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
Mas Pintura and other battle cries…..

Once again the exceptional Go the Second Mile team is helping Funda Vida stay a beacon of color in an otherwise black and white world by helping completely repaint the community center in the Conception neighborhood. Long known for its drugs and violence Funda Vida’s  Read More…

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Getting ready for breakfast

Written by on June 22, 2015 in Uncategorized
Getting ready for breakfast

  The team left for Costa Rica Saturday night and arrived safely on Sunday afternoon after a long flight and Miami layover. Here they are having their first authentic local dinner at one of our friend’s home. Everyone is excited to begin working with the  Read More…

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