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Help the FNC get a new roof!

$2,088 of $1,600 goal

Raised by 40 people in 3 months
La traducción al español de este texto se encuentra al final de la historia.

We are rebuilding the Fred Newman Center (FNC) in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico! To get started we need $1,600 to fix our roof. We already have some seed money to get started, will you help us get the rest?

Help us continue to bring play, therapy and social change to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Since 2010 the FNC has been a space/ an activity that has brought Social Therapeutics to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. During this time, the FNC has been working with NGOs and universities to bring performance and development to the people of the city.

So far, we have created:

Therapy groups: eight social therapy groups both at the FNC, in schools and in community settings lasting for several months.
Educational partnerships: created several community based programs with college students. We have been invited to give dozens of social therapeutic workshops with teachers, with youth workers, community organizations.
Trainings: we created the first Spanish social therapy online course, created a web page with blog posts and translated articles into Spanish.
International collaboration: In a span of a decade we have organized visits with Dr. Lois Holzman and Dr. Carrie Lobman. We have participated in the Performing the World Conference since 2007. Our members are part of East Side Institute Associates . Most members have been part of an International Class . We are part of the creating and growing of GloboTherapy .

What is NEW?

In 2018, we are beginning the year with the coming together of the FNC and our colleagues across the border from the Institute for Improvisation and Social Action (ImprovISA -previously known as in2improv ). We have created Performing Communities de Esperanza, a new coalition that will create resources and training in social therapeutics and performance activism in Spanish and will lead performance-based initiatives in Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas.

This past November, we had the honor co-hosting a visit by Dr. Lois Holzman for a 4 day visit to the border area (see more here by ImprovISA ). As our friend and mentor, Lois provided us with guidance and support, and we were able to make each of her presentations a community building activity. As a result, we have created a biweekly meeting with ten people who accepted the invitation of building Performing Communities of Esperanza with us after participating in events with Lois.  The FNC is the hub that will help us drive further this work.

Why we need your help:

Our first task is to get the Fred Newman Center (pictured below) ready to hold our meetings and social therapy groups lead by social therapist Miguel Cortes. We need to raise $1,600 for a new roof and $5,000 for a full makeover. We are reaching out to you today to help us get started, we want to have the roof ready by the end of February!


You can take a video-tour of the center here and see our geographic location in the map below:


Other Ways You Can Help
1) Spread the word: Tell your friends, family, and colleagues what we're doing and ask them to donate! 

2) Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets.

3) Like our Facebook page and tell your friends about us. /Centro.Fred.Newman/

What Happens with my Donation?

Your donation in the GoFundMe platform will be sent directly to Sandra Paola López and Chris Reyman, the directors of ImprovISA who will use the donations to buy materials and pay contractors in the process of rebuilding the center.

Questions or comments?

Please contact our campaign manager (who is also the co-founder and Director of ImprovISA) or the Fred Newman Center .

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Ayuda al CFN a obtener un nuevo techo!

Estamos reconstruyendo el Centro Fred Newman (CFN) en Ciudad Juárez, México! Para empezar necesitamos $1,600 dólares para arreglar nuestro techo. Ya tenemos algunos recursos iniciales para comenzar a trabajar, nos ayudarías a juntar el resto?

Ayúdanos a continuar trayendo el juego, la terapia, y el cambio social a la frontera de E.U.A. - México.

Desde el 2010, el CFN ha sido un espacio y actividad que ha traído la Terapia Social a Ciudad Juárez, México. Durante este tiempo, el CFN ha trabajado con ONGs y universidades para traer performance y desarrollo a los habitantes de la ciudad.

Hasta ahora hemos creado:

Grupos de terapia: ocho grupos de terapia tanto en el CFN como en escuelas y entornos comunitarios que han durado varios meses.
Asociaciones educativas:  creamos junto con estudiantes universitarios varios programas basados en la comunidad. Hemos sido invitados a dar docenas de talleres de terapia social con maestros, trabajadores juveniles, y organizaciones comunitarias.
Entrenamientos: hemos creado el primer curso en español de terapia social, creado una página web con publicaciones de blogs, y traducido artículos a español.
Colaboración internacional: A lo largo de una década hemos organizado visitas con la Dra. Lois Holzman y la Dra. Carrie Lobman. Hemos participado en la conferencia de Performing the World desde el 2007. Nuestros miembros son parte de los asociados del East Side Institute. La mayoría de nuestros miembros han sido parte una Clase Internacional. Somos parte de la creación y crecimiento de GloboTherapy .

¿Qué NOVEDADES hay?

En el 2018, comenzamos el año con la fusión del CFN y nuestros colegas del otro lado de la frontera del Instituto para la Improvisación y la Acción Social (ImprovISA—antes conocido como in2improv). Hemos creado Performing Communities de Esperanza, una nueva coalición que creará recursos y entrenamientos en terapia social y performance activism en español, y que dará origen a iniciativas basadas en el performance en Ciudad Juárez y El Paso, Texas.

En Noviembre del año pasado, tuvimos el honor de ser co-anfitriones de la visita de la Dra. Lois Holzman por 4 días en la frontera (más información aquí por ImprovISA). Como amiga y mentora, Lois nos otorgó orientación y apoyo, y así nos fue posible convertir cada una de sus presentaciones en una actividad de edificación comunitaria. Como resultado, hemos organizado reuniones quincenales con diez personas que después de participar en los eventos con Lois, aceptaron la invitación de construir con nosotros Performing Communities de Esperanza. El CFN es el eje que nos ayudará a impulsar este trabajo.

Por qué necesitamos tu ayuda:

Nuestra primer tarea es tener el Centro Fred Newman (imagen arriba) listo para realizar nuestras reuniones y grupos de terapia social dirigidos por el terapeuta social Miguel Cortes. Necesitamos recaudar $1,600 usd para un nuevo techo y $5,000 usd para una remodelación completa. Hoy nos acercamos a ti para que nos ayudes a empezar, deseamos tener el techo listo para fines de Febrero!

Otras maneras en que puedes ayudar:

Corre la voz: Dile a tus amigos, familia, y colegas lo que estamos haciendo y pídeles que donen!

Comparte esta campaña en Facebook, Twitter, y otras redes sociales.

Dale “me gusta” a nuestra página de Facebook y cuéntales a tus amigos sobre nosotros. /Centro.Fred.Newman/

¿Qué ocurre con mi donación?

Tu donación en la plataforma de GoFundMe será enviada directamente a Sandra Paola López y Chris Reyman, los directores de ImprovISA, quienes usarán las donaciones para comprar materiales y pagar a los contratistas en el proceso de reconstrucción del centro.

¿Preguntas o comentarios?

Favor de contactar a nuestra directora de campaña (quien también es la co-fundadora y Directora de ImprovISA) o al Centro Fred Newman
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Check out our new roof!

It was possible because of YOU!
Thank you.
our roof!
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Happy Wednesday dear supporters!

We wanted to share with you the exciting news that the renovation is well underway (please watch the short video attached). Thanks to the outpouring of support, we have raised twice as much as we needed for the roof and have been able to move forward with the entire first phase of renovation which has included the roof's impermeabilization and some preparation work on the floor and walls. You can see the finalized budget for that phase in the attached image.

We are finalizing the budget for the next phases for completed renovation and we will reach to ask for your continuous support when that happens.

Thank you for helping us make this a reality!
The status of our fundraising!
Budget for phase 1 in Mexican pesos
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HERE WE GOOOOO!
We are SO EXCITED to share that the construction for the new roof in the Fred Newman Center has started! Yesterday workers started tearing down the ceiling to look for and assess structural damage to the beams to begin repairs. As our supporters, YOU HAVE MADE THIS POSSIBLE!
We will be receiving a full breakdown of the proposed first phase of construction in the next two days. We can't wait to share this with you.
#allpowertothedeveloping
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Happy Thursday lovely supporters,
We wanted to let you know where we are at with our renovation plans for the Fred Newman Center and the fixing of our roof!

Yesterday we spent two hours performing, playing and being in the space, creating new ways of seeing the FNC to start to imagine how we will transform/create it. Accompanying us was Daniel, an architect that is joining us to help us design the space and lead the construction project.

In the next two weeks, we will be finalizing details to get a date to start construction. As we move further in the process, we will keep you updated!

With love and anticipation,
Paola, Miguel, Chris, Mariana, Jorge and the rest of the PCE team
Exploring the acoustics of the FNC
Performing walking into the space
Seeing the space with new eyes
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