ESPACIO PARA EL DESARROLLO

We are committed to consistently advancing and strengthening our abilities to help children advance to mastery in all aspects of education.

Confianza, solidaridad, y compromiso con los más vulnerables


Vimenti está de nuevo en el frente de lucha, asegurando a nuestros estudiantes, familias y comunidad que podemos afrontar este nuevo reto juntos. Los pasados cinco años han sido de impacto adverso para que las familias de Puerto Rico logren movilidad y seguridad económica. Nos movemos a continuar ofreciendo  nuestros servicios integrados para atender las necesidades esenciales de las familias como alimentación, apoyo emocional y acceso a servicios de salud durante estos momentos apremiantes. Más que asegurar un cambio impactante en sus vidas, buscamos brindarles oportunidades.

Immediate Relief

  • 100% of the staff assessment completed and recovery needs identified one day after hurricane Fiona.
  • Expanded Mental Health Support for Staff and Families.
  • 156 family Completed an assessment and referrals activated the day after the Hurricane.
  • Broader community assessment initiated.
  • Connected with the community leaders to address highest needs.
  • Delivered hot meals delivered for the families and community.
  • Initiate and continue hot meal delivery for the families and community.
  • Provided access to our facilities to recharge electronic and have access to power.

Recovery & Continuity efforts following our 2Gen Approach

  • Prepare and adapt second campus to receive our students and families
  • Assure second building resiliency after for recovery and future events with power generator and cistern.
  • Trauma and Social Emotional assessment and services for students, families, and participants.
  • Student and families referrals to additional services as needed.
  • Connect with key organizations to support families needs.
  • Provide access to our facilities for organizations that are doing direct relief support as FEMA, World Central Kitchen, and others.

Impactful Change: Long-Term Solution

    One Stop Shop: Wraparound Services Access for students and families including:

  • High-Quality Education Services
  • Access to case managers and social services.
  • Access to Health and Wellness Services
  • Workforce and Entrepreneurship Programs and supports
  • Develop the First Workforce Hub – a full resiliency center for the families and communities providing access to a K-12 School
  • Data and policy-driven solutions to address child and family poverty.

Our Impact


Hot Meals*



People Served*


Acumulative July - September 2022


Vimenti Famlies



Vimenti Students



Other (youth and adults)


*(breakfast, lunch, dinner) to all students including dinner to participants who attend extended hours
** Number of people served between Vimenti School, afterschool, Family component and adults registered members by year

What is Vimenti?


VIMENTI is a one stop shop center based in a two generation approach (parents and children) with the mission of eradicate child poverty. Vimenti is a social policy lab to prove a holistic evidence based model that include education, economic and social programs for children and families.

The Two Generation Approach is an antipoverty initiative that provides support for both children and their parents together. This approach has proven effective at breaking children and their families free from the traps of poverty and empowering them to live up to their full potential. This approach allows parents and their children to receive services, support and opportunities for learning and empowerment - all in the direction of helping families achieve economic mobility.


Our Areas


Education

Dynamic learning to fosters the discovery of individual talents and develops integrity and comparison.

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Social

The Social Area and family strengthening promotes a holistic approach to intervention with families.

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Economic

We aim to increase the opportunities for children, youth and their family to acquire or develop a job.

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Success Stories

"Vimenti brought many wonderful things to my life"

"Thanks to Vimenti, I see a significant change in my children’s academic progress. Now, we spend more time together as a family and I feel empowered with the necessary skills to have a more effective communication with them. Mornings are also easier and more productive as a mom since I have the chance to have breakfast with my daughter at Vimenti School. The employment program and workshops at Vimenti helped me to find a job and, thereafter, buy a car. These changes in my life have brought other changes, like making happen a family dream of moving from a small apartment to a house with a nice patio. We all have goals and Vimenti pushed me forward to achieve some of them and to continue working hard and dreaming knowing that anything is possible."

-Greyshla M. Cruz García

Research and Policy Lab

Vimenti’s Research and Policy Lab has the overarching purpose of collecting data and conducting research that will inform public policies and practice.

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