Music Makes Life Matter: Niñas Arriba College Fund benefit feat. Gina Chavez
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 4:00 PM / Show 5:00 PM
In 2009, Gina Chavez and Jodi Granado left their comfy lives in Central Texas for cold showers and chicken buses in Central America; to live out of a suitcase in El Salvador, where volcanoes and poverty loom large; to teach dramatic teenage girls in a gang-dominated barrio for eight months. They struggled, laughed, loved and received lots and lots of hugs. But the mission didn’t end when they landed stateside in the Summer of 2010. Gina & Jodi immediately established Niñas Arriba, a college fund that offers full scholarships to girls they lived with in Soyapango. Donations directly fund low-cost, high-quality education for young women in need. Scholarships have thus far covered monthly tuition, academic fees and supplies, food and transportation for four students — Xiomara, Marta, Vanesa and Rosemary — and are sent directly to the university in our students’ names. In 2018, the fund expects to begin funding several other young women to pursue their dream of a college education in El Salvador.
This is a seated show.