Global Reach: Past Grantees

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Associação Comunitária Despertar

Founded in 1994, Despertar is a community-based organization that provides a range of training opportunities as well as cultural and recreational outlets to youth and adults to young people and adults from a low-income area of São Paulo. EMpower‘s most recent grant supported the organization to make key improvements to Oportunidade Já (Opportunity Already), a job training and placement program for young people. With EMpower‘s support, Despertar was able to significantly increase the job placement rate among livelihoods training participants.

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Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.