Panama Teacher Match: 2017 Summer Program Application Process is open

Although our chapter is matched at the state level with Costa Rica here in Oregon, we like to help as many of the people in South and Central America as we can.  With that spirit in mind, please note that there is a very good opportunity for Oregon teachers to travel to Panama this summer … Continue reading Panama Teacher Match: 2017 Summer Program Application Process is open

Fundraiser provides relief funds to Costa Rican Red Cross

Patrons and fans of the Pura Vida Orquestra generously supported the cause of Hurricane Otto Relief on December 18, 2016.  We thank all those who participated and raised more than $400 for La Cruz Roja.   A video of the festivities will be developed in the near future. Please consider making a donation directly to … Continue reading Fundraiser provides relief funds to Costa Rican Red Cross

Hurricane Otto creates a destructive path, donations requested

Several news organizations are reporting heavy damage in Bagaces and Upala, Costa Rica.  Our hope is that people will donate to reputable disaster relief agencies as reported in the Tico Times below.   Our thoughts and prayers are extended to our Tico familia. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/11/25/world/americas/ap-tropical-weather.html?mtrref=query.nytimes.com&gwh=A83B82403433DB9FBF3E128D4E70AFBE&gwt=pay http://www.ticotimes.net/2016/11/25/donations-can-make-hurricane-otto-relief-costa-rica

Student from National Tech University of Panama visits Portland Chapter before heading to Guadalajara

Andres Polo, a civil engineering and sustainability student from the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, came to Portland during the week of Oct 16-21, 2016 to share his vision of a Partners Student Chapter for Portland.   He is seen here visiting with Don Ruff and Jane Atkinson of Lewis & Clark College.   Andres explained … Continue reading Student from National Tech University of Panama visits Portland Chapter before heading to Guadalajara

New Movie about the Henrietta Boggs, the First Lady of the Costa Rican Revolution

There's a new movie out called Henrietta Boggs: La primera dama de la revolución that has received some critical acclaim.   The story involves a young woman from Alabama who would visit Costa Rica as a tourist in 1941 and eventually fall in love with the place and the future leader of the nation, Don Pepe Figueres. … Continue reading New Movie about the Henrietta Boggs, the First Lady of the Costa Rican Revolution