Project Schoolhouse Receives Still Water Foundation Grant

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We are excited to announce that Project Schoolhouse has received a generous grant from the Still Water Foundation! This grant is designed to help PSH with operating and project management costs, as well as professional development at the leadership level. While it does not directly impact our communities in Nicaragua, the indirect benefit is immense – this investment in the …

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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. …

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Inaugural Cien Amigos Gathering a Big Success

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To quote the old Billie Holiday tune, “The difficult I’ll do right now. The impossible will take a little while.” Every day our Nicaraguan communities are doing the difficult and chipping away at the impossible. For our part, with the Cien Amigos Society, we are building a sustaining membership of social investors who share this vision of overcoming the impossible. …

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. …

The 2016 Sod Farm Festival Was a Huge Success

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This year’s Sod Farm Festival was a tremendous success. Raising $21,000 to benefit Project Schoolhouse’s school and water system projects in Nicaragua, the event featured over 18 separate performances and was attended by over 600 people.  We would like to thank all the sponsors, performers, volunteers, and attendees that made this event successful. The Sod Farm Festival started in 2011 …

Discovering the Definition of Sustainable Development

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How 5 Rice Freshmen Solved Big Problems in Our Communities There’s no doubt that Project Schoolhouse has been increasingly successful at building schools and water systems in the Rio Blanco region of Nicaragua. However, as our projects evolve we are continuously improving our approach and the design of our structures. A recent challenge our schoolhouses were facing were the windows. …

Supporter Spotlight: An Evening at Buenos Aires Café

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If there’s ever a place to go in Austin for a good traditional Argentine meal, Buenos Aires Café on E 6th Street is it! We’re, of course, a little biased because this small, vibrant restaurant has been a dedicated supporter of Project Schoolhouse for years, providing delicious food to fundraising efforts large and small. Tab Barker, Project Schoolhouse’s own Executive …