Our Model


Our vision is of a world where education nurtures leaders, inspires development of individual interests, fosters meaningful engagement with communities and increases access to economic opportunities.

Our Model

To achieve our mission, we invest in building, strengthening and expanding learning schemes that respond to the realities of young peoples lives. Insufficient supplies/facilities, lack of training, and irrelevant curriculum combined with student and teacher poverty contribute to the education divide in Central America. Despite these circumstances, youth want to learn and communities all over the region are working hard to rectify the situation. RJF finds these individuals and works with them at the community level to develop, sustain and scale projects that have large education impacts.

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Spotlight Projects

Providing Teachers in Nicaragua with Professional Development Opportunities

Teachers from rural communities in the San Juan del Sur Province of Nicaragua recognized that their teaching skills needed to be improved. They felt that their lack of exposure to new pedagogy, teacher mentorship and computer technology was limiting their ability to effectively reach their students or provide them with a high quality education. Read more.

Providing Rural Youth in Nicaragua with Training in Computer Literacy

The remote coastal community of Tortuga, Nicaragua has a population of 672 and 42% of the population are under 20 years old. In 2013, only 35% of youth in Tortuga were attending school. A survey completed by the community revealed that residents had doubts about school due to the long journey to get there and the fact that the classes were not relevant to helping young people find future employment. Read more.


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    Santa Cruz, CA 95061
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