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January, 2019:

Memory Project: Puerto Rico

Artist: Erin Abeyta
Artist: Yazlin Juarez

The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty.

This year, we received photographs of children from Puerto Rico. Each student in Advanced Art and AP Studio Art created a portrait for the child to receive. We were also able to raise money to send these portraits off and to aid the children in other ways. Lastly, eternal gratitude to our generous donors for making this project possible: Stephanie Senteno-Tapia, Tom Waldron, Joseph Jimenez, Jay Bennett, Jenna Heffernan, Joel Chappo, Jeannette Hernandez, Sean U’Ren, Dave MH, Kristen Pinta, Steve Francis, John Crone, Travis Flournoy, Cindy Romero, Abigail Figueroa, Marco Zuviate, Mia Leos, and Jean Chodos.