JUVE has provided to the Ecuadorian and Hispanic community over 60 seminars
in various topics (doors to higher education, technology literacy, access to financial aid and
scholarships, leadership, immigration, citizen rights, financial education, project management, art & culture, among others), offered GED classes in spanish, seminars on Deferred Action – DACA, participated in various community events, fundraising events for Ecuadorian non-profit institutions (Patronato San Jose, Jefferson Perez Foundation, Todos por Ecuador Campaign), participated as observers and registering people to vote in the Ecuadorian election processes in US, and much more; serving over 4,000 people.
With the support of the community at large, JUVE will continue to provide and expand these services.
JUVE has received a number of recognitions and awards for its hard work, altruistic vision
and contribution to stronger and more educated communities:
- SLAM FEST Award for Excellence in Community Service – Voltaje Magazine – 2007
- Excellence in Community Service – Ecuadorian Consulate of New York – 2007
- New York City Council Proclamation for Excellence in Community Service – 2007
- New York City Council Proclamation for Excellence in Community Service – 2008
- Excellence in Community Service – Ecuadorian Consulate of New York – 2009
- New York City Council Proclamation for Excellence in Community Service – 2009
- New York State Assembly Proclamation for Excellence in Community Service – 2013
Since our Foundation in 2006, JUVE has created several projects and programs that aimed
to empower our community through information and education. Some of our past projects
include seminars on Immigration, Technology, Leadership, Financial Management, Human
Rights, Civil Rights, Project Management, GED Programs and more. Our most popular seminar by far is “Doors to Higher Education,” due to the increasing interest of the Hispanic community in accessing a college education.
In previous years, JUVE has also contributed in projects that directly influence the participation of Ecuadorians in art, social and cultural matters. Clear examples are the Ecuadorian Renaissance, a project created to present different forms of plastic Arts created by Ecuadorians under the topic of immigration. Other projects that promote the culture and heritage pride are the Carnaval, Carnavalito event, and participations in Ecuadorian Parades every year.
Another great accomplishment of past JUVE initiatives was a series of “register to vote” campaigns for the Ecuadorian community in NY. This campaign reached over 1000 people and successfully encouraged our community to exercise their right to vote.