Be a #GivingTuesday Champion for Tia

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Giving Tuesday is less than a week away and Tia is asking our friends and followers to be Champions for Tia and help us spread the word on Facebook or anyway you would like.  It will take about 2-3 minutes of your time and we have made it super easy for you with Step by Step Giving Tuesday Instructions.  The Giving Tuesday Champion who raises the most money that day will win a prize!  Donations made on Facebook after 8:00 a.m. EST will be matched by the Gates Foundation, up to $1,000.
(https://tpctia.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/giving-tuesday-instructions1.pdf).

Stunning photo provided by Kathy McCraine (www.kathymccraine.com).

Free $$$: Amazon Smile

a35264041342_b12e1db681_oDid you know that if go to Smile.Amazon.com, you can select a charity and Amazon will donate a portion of what you spend to the charity of your choice?  Like Tia Foundation for example (hint, hint).  Free $$$ for your favorite cause while you do your holiday shopping!  Not only that, but Goodshop allows you do the same thing while shopping thousands of retailers you already buy from, like Home Depot, Old Navy, as well as travel (airlines, hotels).  Last, but not least, eBay Giving Works lets you buy or sell your items and select a charity.

Shop till you drop if you like, but you don’t have to give till it hurts.  Three easy ways to give at no extra cost to you!  Happy Holidays!

Follow Up Data Supports Our Model

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Dr. Roberto and his entourage of volunteers worked very hard this weekend gathering follow-up data from our project in June in San Pedro Iztican. He discovered that 2 Tia Promotores were encouraged by our brigade members to apply to university to further their studies. Guess what! They applied and have been accepted! Woohoo! So proud of our Promotores and local Promotora Anita’s great leadership!

Our baseline data studies and follow ups help us constantly improve our model.  The data also continues to validate wonderful outcomes such as reduced immigration to the U.S., less domestic violence, and increase in female leadership after the implementation of Tia projects.

Always Improving

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Tia’s model was designed to include measurement, monitoring and evaluation to enable continuous improvement and so we can verify with metrics that our programs really work.  On our last project, Dr. Roberto Martinez had a great idea!  Since many EMTs, representatives of Civil Protection, as well as local Fire and Police Departments attend our courses, Roberto thought we should do separate breakout classes just for them.

That particular group attends Tia’s courses hoping to refresh their skills since many of them already know  CPR and first aid.  Because we don’t have to start from the very beginning, Roberto created a class to teach them new skills, like performing a blood draw, which you see Dr. Cuahtemoc (above) guiding his students.  Our Promotores still learn from our world-class brigade, but now we are able to offer ambulance drivers, police officers and firefighters additional lifesaving training.