Help Argentina We make it easy to give

Newsletter January 2010

  • From the ED’s Desk

2009 was a challenging year in almost any industry and none more so than for the non-profit sector – given this tough environment I am very pleased that we had a number of accomplishments in the last months of the year that we will be building on in 2010.

Among these was the launch of our first HelpArgentina Chapter in New York.  This milestone represents an important step in our plan to build a more proactive infrastructure to keep the Argentine community better informed and more fully engaged in supporting social causes in Argentina.  In 2010 we plan to expand this initiative to Miami and San Francisco, and potentially to other cities where we find motivated Social Ambassadors to help drive the process.  Related to this, we have also set in motion a plan to build closer relations with the Argentine Consulates in the US and we will be working to leverage this new collaboration with specific initiatives in the coming year.

We also continued our outreach to the corporate sector – we see employee volunteer and giving programs as valuable and under used channels for increasing individual involvement with the nonprofit sector.  Our pilot project with Google, detailed in this newsletter, is a great example of the potential we hope to realize working with business community.

We also made a number of improvements to our website and our operations processes which will allow us to continue to improve the efficiency and quality of our service to both donors and the organizations of the Argentine nonprofit sector. In the new year we will be working closely with our member non-profits to define opportunities for further improvements and to expand and improve the information that we offer to the donor community.

These accomplishments make me very excited about the potential impact of the initiatives we will be launching in 2010.  The focus of these will be to continue to make it easier for the international community to support social change in Argentina and to deepen their engagement with the nonprofits that are working to make this change a reality.

Here at HelpArgentina we are looking forward to a challenging and rewarding year.

Bob Hannan
Executive Director

  • Launch of the New York Chapter of HelpArgentina

On November 17th HelpArgentina held a cocktail benefit at the Yale Club in New York City, which was attended by 120 guests.  One of the highlights of the event was an inspiring presentation by Nicolas Ducote, the General Director of CIPPEC, who spoke about the role of the individual in promoting change.  Padre Juampi Contempomi also made a moving presentation about his fight against homeless in the Province of Buenos Aires.

The evening was also the occasion of launch the first Chapter of HelpArgentina.  HelpArgentina is establishing a network of Chapters in US cities that have concentrations of Argentines to provide a forum to generate awareness and resources for promoting social change in Argentina.  Each chapter’s activities will be designed to

  • share information about social issues in Argentina
  • help members of the local community indentify and get involved with projects and causes that interest them, and
  • keep donors informed about the impact that their support is having.

The evening was a great success in no small part due to the efforts of the three Ambassadors who are spearheading the New York Chapter – Marina Michelutti, Jeanette van Campenhout and Natalia Hrehoraszczuk.  You can find more information about these three ambassadors and NY Chapter at http://www.helpargentina.org/en/node/3303.

If you would be interested in helping to establish a HelpArgentina Chapter in your city, or have a contact who would be a great candidate to lead the effort in another city, please let us know at comunidad@helpargentina.org.

  • Collaboration with Google on Employee Giving

HelpArgentina has been working with an employee group in Google’s Buenos Aires office to help them design initiatives to leverage the company’s employee giving program and to explore the opportunity to expand the employee volunteer program.  As a result of this collaboration, on December 16, Google Argentina held its first “Buy your Lunch Day” to help fight malnutrition among children.  On that day Google’s Buenos Aires based employees, who receive free meals as a benefit, were invited to pay for their lunch with the proceeds to be donated to a nonprofit working to fight childhood malnutrition.  HelpArgentina recommended a group of high impact organizations working in the theme for the Googlers consideration and they selected the Fundación Huerta Niño to receive the donations collected. The employees raised more than 1600 pesos which will be matched by a donation from Google and used to support Huerta Niño’s program to create school based community gardens to help feed undernourished children.

HelpArgentina believes that employee programs can provide a valuable tool to help build individual engagement with the nonprofit sector in Argentina, and is pleased to be collaborating with Google in this effort.  We hope that Google’s innovative example provides incentive for other companies to expand employee giving initiatives

  • InsightArgentina Sees Growing Interest in Group Volunteer Projects


HelpArgentina’s volunteer program, InsightArgentina, has received numerous volunteer groups from the US and Europe since its initiation in 2005. From spring-break service trips to summer programs, these volunteer projects have provided groups of all shapes and sizes with the opportunity spend time helping Argentine non-profits and their communities.

In 2009 we saw increased interest in group volunteer projects and had some particularly inspirational examples –

In March, 10 spring-breakers from Vanderbilt University spent a week at the La Juanita Cooperative painting the newly inaugurated pre-school and the interior and exterior of the school. The students had a great experience and provided a needed boost to La Juanita to start the school year.

In July, 7 medical students from the Mercer University School of Medicine spent three weeks of their summer in Tucuman in northwest Argentina, participating in a health project organized by Foundation Leon. The students spent their time working with patients and doctors at a local health center and learned about the critical health issues facing the community. By the end of the project, the group had developed a tight bond with the patients, doctors and local Argentine volunteers.

If you know of a group looking for a customized group service project, InsightArgentina may have an answer for them. Our volunteer coordinators work diligently with our diverse network of Argentine non-profit organization to find the right match for any group and then work closely with the group throughout their stay in Argentina.  More information is available at http://www.helpargentina.org/en/volunteer.

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Escuela Argentina de tango semana 03 año 2010

ENERO 2010

– Semana 03 –

“FELIZ 2010 PARA TODOS.”

Que en este año se cumplan todos sus deseos, les desea el staff docente, administrativo y directivos de la Escuela Argentina de Tango.


Baile Música Canto y Repertorio

Actividades de Verano Todos los Días

Lunes a Sábados de 9 a 22 hs

Domingos de 13 a 21 hs


III MASTER para BAILARINES de TANGO V MASTER para MAESTROS de TANGO


NUEVOS PROGRAMAS MASTER DE TANGO III MASTER para BAILARINES de TANGO

15 al 21 de Febrero 2010

V MASTER para MAESTROS de TANGO

22 al 28 de Febrero 2010

Teniendo en cuenta las necesidades que se presentan a quienes hacen del tango una profesión, ya sea enseñando su danza o representándola en espectáculos, la Escuela Argentina de Tango ha desarrollado nuevos y exclusivos programas de estudio, en los que vuelca toda la experiencia adquirida durante el exitoso desarrollo de ocho (8) ediciones del primer programa “Master para Maestros” de tango y cuatro (4) ediciones del nuevo programa y toma en cuenta las devoluciones efectuadas en cada edición, -2002 al 2007- y -2008 al 2009- respectivamente, por parte de docentes y alumnos participantes -muchos devenidos hoy en reconocidos maestros de tango en el mundo-.

Cumpliendo con su fin de promover la excelencia académica y artística, la Escuela Argentina de Tango presenta en Febrero de 2010, dos programas de estudio inéditos:

V MASTER para MAESTROS de TANGO –    III MASTER para BAILARINES de TANGO


SEMINARIOS – CLASES ESPECIALES – NUEVAS ACTIVIDADES


PROMOCIÓN ESPECIAL

Verano: 25 % descuento

A Bailarines Profesionales, Estudiantes, Docentes, Empleados Públicos y de Entidades Adheridas. Válido para las Clases y Seminario de Baile.


CLASES ESPECIALES

Enero

” TANGO Y MILONGA “

Sáb. 23 y 30  – Raúl Bravo

” TANGO TRADICIONAL – MILONGUERO”

Sáb. 23 – Jorge Firpo

” GIROS Y ADORNOS PARA LA MUJER Y EL HOMBRE”

Sáb. 30  – Eduardo Viillegas y Johana Copes

” BOLEOS LINEALES, CIRCULARES Y FRIZADOS – GANCHOS, SACADAS Y ENGANCHES “

Sáb.  30 y Dom. 31  – Gustavo Rosas y Gisela Natoli

Todos los Seminarios y Clases Especiales tienen CUPOS LIMITADOS de participantes.


NUEVAS ACTIVIDADES

” TÉCNICA PARA LA MUJER ” – 4 Únicas Clases
Mar. 2 de Diciembre y 5,12 y 19 de Enero 11:00 –  Romina Levin

” TANGO SALÓN ” – 6 Únicas Clases

Mie. 6,13,20 y 27 de Enero y 3 y 10 de Febrero 19:00 –  Roberto Reis

” TANGO – Técnica e Improvisación ”
Lun. y Mié. 11:00 –  Alejandro “Turco” Suaya


” TÉCNICA DE TANGO ”
Lun. 11:00 y Jue. 14:00 –  Verónica Alegre


” TANGO ”
Lun. 12:30 – Ángel Coria


” TÉCNICA – Naturaleza del Movimiento ”
Lun., Mié. y Vie. 14:00 –  Gachi Fernández


” GIROS, SACADAS AL PISO y ENROSQUES ”
Lun. y Mié. 14:00  – Eduardo ” El Gaucho” Villegas


” MILONGA CON TRASPIÉ ”
Lun. 16:00, Mié. y Vie. 11:00 – Gabriela Elías


” TANGO ”
Lun. 16:00 – Noelia Barsi y Pablo Ugolini


” TANGO – ELEGANCIA Y MUSICALIDAD”
Lun. y Vie.17:30 – María Ángeles Rodriguez


” FIGURAS COMPLEJAS EN ABRAZO CERRADO ”
Lun. 17:30 – Elina Roldán


” TANGO y MILONGA ”
Lun. 19:00 –  Aurora Lúbiz


” TANGO – Técnica e Improvisación ”
Lun. 19:00 –  Johana Copes y Compañero Invitado


“TANGO”
Lun. 20:30 –  Olga Besio


” TANGO TRADICIONAL y TANGO NUEVO ”
Lun. 20:30 y Mar. 14:00 –  Lautaro Cancela & Lucila Segura


” TÉCNICA  LA MUJER ”
Mar. y Jue. 11:00 y Sáb. 11:30 – Aurora Lúbiz


” TANGO”
Mar. y Jue 11:00, Mar. 12:30, Mie. 12:30 y Vie. 14:00 – Diego Gauna y Mónica Matera


” TÉCNICA DE ROL MASCULINO”
Mar. 11:00 –  Félix Cosatto


” TANGO”
Mar. y Jue. 12:30 – Felix Cosatto y María José Grattarola


” TANGO SALÓN ”
Mié. 20:30 y Vie. 19:00 y 20:30 – Claude Murga

” VALS”
(Baile social para la pista)

Mar. 12:30 y Jue. 19:00 – Jorge Firpo

” MILONGA ”
Mar. 12:30 – Carina Mele

” MILONGA LISA Y CON TRASPIÉ ”
(Baile social para la pista)

Mar. 14:00 y Vie. 19:00 – Jorge Firpo

” TANGO ”
Mar. y Jue. 14:00 – Martín Ojeda y Eliana Sánchez Arteaga


” TANGO Y VALS ”
Mar. 16:00 – Alberto Sendra y Fernanda Japas


” TANGO Y MILONGA ”
Mar. 17:30 – Osmar Odone y Sol Viviano


” TANGO CANYENGUE ”
Mar. 17:30 y Sáb. 13:00 – Martha Antón y “Gallego” Manolo


” ENROSQUES y SINCRONIZACIÓN DE BRAZOS y PIERNAS ”
Mar. 19:00 – Raúl Bravo


” TANGO ”
Mar. 20:30 y Dom. 18:00 –  Alejandro y Rosalía Barrientos


” TANGO Y MILONGA”
Mar. y Vie. 20:30 y Dom. 16:30 –  Verónica Alegre y Jose Luis Ferraro


” TÉCNICA PARA MUJER”
Mié. 11:00  – Ivana Smolganovich


” TANGO ”
Mié. 12:30 y Vie. 12:30 – Fernando Llanes


” MILONGA LISA, CANYENGUE y CON TRASPIÉ ”
Mié. 16:00  – Hugo Daniel


” TANGO y MILONGA ”
Mié. 19:00 –  Demián García con Noelia Soldera


” TÉCNICA DE TANGO ”
Jue. 11:00 – Noelia Barsi


” VALS y TANGO ”
Jue. 12:30 – Demián García con Fátima Vitale


” TANGO ”
Jue. 12:30 – María Ángeles Rodriguez


” MILONGA CON TRASPIÉ ”
Jue. 14:00 – Demián García con Fátima Vitale


” TANGO “

Jue. 15:30. – Verónica Alegre


” TANGO TRADICIONAL – MILONGUERO “

(Baile social para la pista)

Jue. y Vie. 17:30 – Jorge Firpo


” MILONGA”
Jue. 20:30 –  Ángel Coria


” TÉCNICA DE TANGO – Entrenamiento y Lenguaje Postural”
Vie. 09:30 –  Alejandro “Turco” Suaya


” TANGO – Rítmica y Musicalidad”
Vie. 11:00 –  Nora Robles & Pedro Calveyra


” TÉCNICA PARA MUJER”
Vie. 11:00 –  Eliana Sánchez Arteaga


” TANGO y MILONGA”
Vie. 12:30 –  Carina Mele


” MILONGA”
Vie. 16:00 –  Alberto Sendra & Fernanda Japas


” GIROS Y ENROSQUES”
Vie. 17:30 – Andrés “Tanguito” Cejas


” TANGO”
Sáb. 11:30 – Carina Mele


” TANGO, MILONGA y VALS ”
Sáb. 14:30 –  Andrés “Tanguito” Cejas


” FOLKLORE – CHACARERA”
Sáb. 19:30 – Eduardo Villegas


” MILONGA estilo Mataderos ”
Dom. 16:30 – Verónica Alegre & José Luis Ferraro


” TANGO NUEVO Y TRADICIONAL”

Dom. 19:30 – Claude Murga con Raúl Masciocchi


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