The Hill Country RPCVs invited you to volunteer for a service
expedition to Rio Bravo, Mexico -- just across the border from
McAllen, Texas. (This project was started 19 years ago from Hurricane
Gilbert and has just kept going.)
The trip departs from Austin on the morning of Thursday, March 15 and
returns March 18. The volunteers will be painting murals, building
study tables and otherwise contributing to bettering the conditions
for these young learners. All in the company of fellow RPCV's, their
friends, and distant acquaintances are invited. YOU NEED NOT SPEAK
SPANISH OR HAVE ANY INNATE CONSTRUCTION SKILLS TO PARTICIPATE!
Total expenditures typically range between $120 and $220 (depending
on what you spend on gas, hotel, food).
To sign up to go, or just find out more, contact Christine Cwik via
To see some pictures of past trips, or for more information about
Amigos de las Escuelas (the 501-c-3 charity spin off from HOTPCA that
runs this "Mexico Project") visit their web site: www.my-amigos.org