Good Food, Positive Change, Long Friendships: The Buenos Aires Cafe and Paola Smith

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From hosting events, to fundraising, to donating time and resources, Paola Guerrero Smith, long-time friend of PSH director Tab Barker and owner of Buenos Aires Café, has continuously and generously supported Project Schoolhouse for more than a decade. It is because of extraordinary people like her that Project School House has been able to achieve extraordinary results. This is the …

Black Tooth Brewing Company: Can Beer Save the World?

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But really – can beer save the world? To tackle this question we spoke with Jesse Woods, General Manager of the Black Tooth Brewing Company in Sheridan, Wyoming. Pioneers of Sheridan’s first modern-day microbrewery, Black Tooth wants to put Wyoming on the national craft beer map. Along the way they have committed to investing back into the local community, supporting …

Sheridan Delegation Travels to San José el Paraíso

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If you’ve traveled internationally, you probably know that the hardest part is often just getting there. There’s the preparation, the documents, the scramble to learn a few key phrases, then the actual travel. But for eight teachers who journeyed to San José el Paraíso this past March, the toughest part was not getting from Wyoming to the farthest reaches of …

Partnership Increases Impact: Project Schoolhouse, Financial Freedom Foundation Form Global Alliance

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Over the past several months Project Schoolhouse (PSH) has been developing a partnership with the Financial Freedom Foundation (FFF), a group based out of Melbourne, Australia. FFF has helped renovate and expand the PSH office in Río Blanco, improving accommodations for students traveling for “el Sabatino” (Saturday high school). They also donated laptops for a pilot program at the Escuela …

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Alpha Phi Omega – Tau: Students Transformed Through Service

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When a group of strangers offers to raise money for your organization, the obvious answer is yes. When they are students from a fraternity — “millennials”, some would say dismissively — and they send you $4,500, you start asking questions. Soon you discover that the co-ed “brothers” of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) are not your typical college kids. They are …

Kiwaska 2007-2017: Looking Back with Wayward Films Producer Leon Schatz

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This year Project Schoolhouse celebrates the 10th anniversary of its first school in Nicaragua: Kiwaska, a rural community of 30 families in the Matagalpa region. Nine schools, six water systems, hundreds of latrines, a pedestrian bridge, and dozens of life lessons later, we decided to revisit that first project. We spoke with Leon Schatz, the creator of Wayward Films. Schatz …

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Partner Spotlight: Third Coast Coffee

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Direct. Transparent. Fair. Three words general manager and roaster Tom Novak uses to describe Third Coast Coffee. We’ll take the liberty of adding a fourth: delicious. This is small-batch roa­sting at its finest. Third Coast Coffee, Austin’s hometown roasters, remains committed to providing high quality beans at a fair price, while trading directly with organic farm co-ops around the world. …

Bridge the Gap: A River Crossing Connects Lives

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Sometimes the water that brings us together and cements our schools is the same water that separates our lives and futures. This year Project Schoolhouse tackled a new kind of school access project: a bridge. And so began the journey of 15 families in the community of San Antonio, tucked away in the lush northern hills of Nicaragua’s Matagalpa region. …