partners

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CARTAGENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Partner Schools

Squash Urbano Colombia will partner with public schools in Cartagena that serve elementary, middle and high school students from the lowest economic stratas. We will recruit students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Once selected, we will meet them each weekday after school before transporting them to Complejo de Raquetas for academic and squash sessions. We will work closely with the teachers and administrators at our partner schools to stay abreast of our students’ academic development and to encourage them to work hard academically.

COMPLEJO DE RAQUETAS

Partner Facility

Complejo de Raquetas is an ideal venue for Squash Urbano Colombia. Built by the Cartagena government in 2006 to host the squash competitions of the XX Central American and Caribbean Games, Complejo de Raquetas has 6 singles squash courts and 1 international squash doubles court, making it one of the largest squash venues of the country. Its courts are state-of-the-art and it is located in Barrio La Popa, next to a low-income neighborhood in Cartagena.

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COLOMBIA SQUASH FEDERATION

Partner Organization

Squash Urbano Colombia partnered with the Colombia Squash Federation. With more than 200 squash courts at over 40 facilities, Colombia boasts one of the largest squash communities in the Americas. With investment by the
Federation and government, public squash facilities have been built and the sport continues to gain in popularity. Colombia’s national team is one of the strongest in South America, winning the 2013 South American Championships, the 2012 Pan American Championships and the 2007 Pan American Games. Bogotá native Miguel Angel Rodriguez has been ranked #13 in the world, the highest all-time ranking among South Americans. He also won the 2013 World Games Bronze medal.

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LENFEST FOUNDATION

Partner Organization

The Lenfest Foundation.

Over the last three years, the Lenfest Foundation has awarded over $36 million in grants to over 80 nonprofits.  These grants were created via the youth-serving strategy adopted in 2014.  The Foundation will now take the time to assess impact and consider next steps.

In the Foundation’s next phase, we will remain committed to supporting quality programs and projects that will improve people’s lives.  Beyond the Lenfest Foundation’s most recent city-wide giving, the Lenfests have given millions to support the city’s underserved population over the last 18 years.

During the next few months, the Foundation will not be seeking new proposals.  Information about future opportunities will be available, on the website, in the near future.