- Agassiz Elementary School Chicago, Mentoring, Math tutoring, Equipment. Highschool Placement<\LI>
- Fray Bartolomė de Las Casas, Legal Literacy Project:Centro de Derechos Humanos, Chiapas, MX
- San Miguel PEN Scholarship Program For more information, see San Miguel PEN Scholarship Program in English Español
- Freedom of Expression and Linguistic Rights. We collaborate with International PEN in support of writers who are unjustly persecuted for the non-violent expression of their opinions and for the use of their native languages. We welcome your assistance in writing letters in support of writers and of freedom of expression. Please contact us if you would like to participate in this program.
- Publications. We collaborate with publishing houses which publish the works of writers who would otherwise not be published because their works do not appeal to mainstream or conventional publishers or because of cultural, political, or other forms of repression. We are currently giving support to a project in Brazil to translate the oral traditional folk tales of the Guaraní indigenous peoples into Portuguese and written Guaraní..
- Theatre Arts. We gave support to ten community based and educational theatre programs (Chicago and Honduras) that employ dramatic literature for literacy education and the theatre arts for community building.
- Literacy Projects for children. In accord with our belief that literacy is fundamental for building a strong civil society and our special focus on literacy projects for children, our board member Martha Neira is developing new projects for our support. One of these projects is based in Ecuador.
- Dramatic Art Project. We give support to drama projects promoting the practice of the literary arts and the development of community civic consciousness.
- Conferences.. We give support to regional conferences on linguistic rights, on the practice and conservation of the literary arts, and on the protection of writers in jeopardy for exercising their literary rights to work and to promulgate the nonviolent expression of their opinions.
- Libraries and Archives. We give support to libraries, and especially to archival projects, that work to preserve documents and data of vital interest to the communities we serve.
Our 2010 Financial Report has been filed with the Attorney General of the State of Illinois. This report is available to the public. (The 2009 Financial Report will be available June 2010.) Please contact the Attorney General or the Secretary of State of the State of Illinois for a copy of the report and the status of CNJP. Please contact Nick Patricca at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on our projects and how you might contribute your talents and resources to our work.
We believe that legal and economic literacy are essential components of literacy itself and necessary for the proper exercise of citizenship in our contemporary world.
Our board of directors is a working board. 100% of monies contributed to CNJP is used in support of our mission and programming.
Thank you for your attention.