La Casa Clu is a civil association, recreation and learning center where children can be and feel free to express their feelings. We change their present to improve their future.
Your donation goes 100% to the well-being of kids
Located in San Ignacio, Nayarit, Mexico
Play · Create · Teach · Learn · Share · Laugh · Grow
Expand our community farming program
Watch the 3-minute video to learn about La Casa Clu from the kids themselves.
"In 2010 I visited San Ignacio for the first time. I met a great community of kids and together slowly and unknowingly began creating the concept for Casa Clu.
Driven from the children’s and the community’s needs, in 2013 the recreational proyect Casa Clu became a civil association.
Playing is the best form of therapy, when we play we are who we really are, we get excited, we enjoy the process, we stop worrying about our routines, we give ourselves, we work as a team and we are happy… those who play well never get old.
Today the project still continues to grow. We recently expanded to include a nearby community farm where kids and adults can get free healthy food and learn how to grow and cook their own."
Jessica Zepeda Cruz , Founder
Cut the chain of violence, reach out to as many kids as possible and become a model of healthy development for other communities.
Use games, art, sports, creativity and recreation for learning and growing strong and trigger change in the lives of children and adults in rural communities.
Honesty, respect, tolerance, humility, gratitude, responsibility, sorority and perseverance.
Continue to grow the kids programming. Rapidly expand the community farming infrastructure to feed more families.
Building eco-friendly Bamboo cabins so we can add more educational facilities, store more materials and host more volunteers. Bring it to the next level.
Further developing the community farm so we can provide fresh and healthy food, cooking classes and education for the kids. Our veggie garden has proven invaluable in times of pandemic and lockdown to help out the local community.
Organizing more workshops for the kids and the community. Buying material, hiring professionals, getting electricity and other utilities... it all comes at a cost.
The bamboo house itself will be build by volunteers and the local community. It is a free training on how to build bamboo houses and will help the locals in making more sustainable and eco-friendly choices for further housing development in the local community.
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The core team that makes it all happen!
Jessica Zepeda Cruz , Founder
"I got a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication Sciences from the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla.
I am a certified Psychoanalyst and Child Psychologist. As as student, I acquired ample experience teaching art and games workshops for kids."
Denise Diaque, Yoga Instructor
"I had my first yoga experience at age 16. Now I have my personal practice, 200 hours of restorative yoga at Solstice Yoga Center, 500 hours of advance studies at Yandara Yoga School plus experience as a physical therapist and extreme sports.
I invite parents, kids and teachers to practice in La Casa Clu and get in contact with our own bodies and sharpen our minds."
Paola Echartea, Psychologist & Counselor
"I got my degree from the ITESO (Jesuit University of Guadalajara) and have ample experience as an English teacher and as a coordinator.
I am currently the Coordinator of workshops and activities for kids at Casa Clu.
It is with enthusiasm, joy and creativity that I reach out to boys and girls to make sure their days at Casa Clu are full of imagination, fun and learning."
Marjolaine Guiyot, Bachelor of Laws
"I have a degree in law and in international project management between Northern and Southern countries. A subject that I have addressed in my professional life with a focus on working with isolated communities, children's rights and the role of NGO's.
After a 3 month internship in Cambodia, I have obtained a diploma in specialized education along with a bachelor's degree in sociology. I have experience in working with children, adolescents, migrant minors, foreign women, illegal immigrants and victims of violence, both independently and within institutions. I work in groups with street youth to achieve reintegration into society.
I am currently part of the Casa Clu Staff, providing an environmentalist perspective, respect and care for oneself and what surrounds us."
Gaspar Acevedo Lozano, Teacher
"I began my capoeira training with ABADÁ in 2010. Since then I have participated in national and international events and tournaments.
I lived in Brasil from 2014 to 2016 where I continued my education until I graduated. I then came back to Mexico and became a teacher for kids, teenagers and adults.
I teache capoeira in Casa Clu since 2013."
Walter Fehrmann Martínez, Guide
"I am a Professor in Education of Minors at Social Risk (today Sociopedagogy). I graduated from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina.
I have experience as an art workshop facilitator and therapeutic assistant in the Home for Street Children and in correctional facilities for minors in Argentina and Costa Rica.
In Mexico I was a co-founder of the Escuela del Mundo preschool and primary school. I am also a storyteller and music and theater workshop facilitator in different educational spaces in Sayulita, San Pancho and currently in Casa Clu de San Ignacio, Nayarit."
SAN IGNACIO, Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit(km 125 Vallarta - Compostela)
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