Guatemalan Relief Assistance for Children’s Education Services (GRACES) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization providing education and other support services services for children and adolescence who live in poverty near Antigua, Guatemala

Escuela Integrada

GRACES primary project is a school in Guatemala. Escuela Integrada de Niños Trabajadores which means “Integrated School for the Working Children,” was started in 2003 to provide accessible education for children subjected to labor because of dire circumstances. The school serves more than 180 students in the surrounding villages of Antigua, Guatemala.

Ahava

GRACES secondary project is an after-school and community outreach program in partnership with Ahava Ministries. Ahava is dedicated to ending spiritual, emotional, and physical poverty through Christian discipleship, education, and health initiatives. Founded in 2014, Ahava provides scholarships for 75 students in the surrounding community and serves over 120 students through a biweekly after school program.

Our Mission

To provide holistic educational opportunities through physical, emotional and spiritual support for children living in extreme poverty in Guatemala.

Our Vision

To improve the lives of our students by overcoming generational poverty, child labor and violence and empowering them to live a life of hope, purpose and opportunity, sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

GRACES Board of Directors

Our Board is passionate about the work Escuela Integrada does with the children in Antigua.

Local Team

The teachers, administrators, psychologists, and staff who make up Escuela Integrada.

Hernan Garcia

Hernan Garcia
Program Director

Bradler Santos

Bradler Santos
Principal

Sandra Hernandez

Sandra Hernandez
Vision Trips Coordinator

Lillian Flores, Head Phycologist

Lillian Flores
Head Psychologist

Lidia Bay

Lidia Bay
Kindergarten Teacher

Sonia Flores

Sonia Flores
1st Grade Teacher

Francisco Tiu

Francisco Tiu
2nd Grade Teacher

Glendy Apen

Glendy Apen
3rd Grade Teacher

Rafael Xinico

Rafael Xinico
4th Grade Teacher

Alejandra Quintanilla

Alejandra Quintanilla
Elementary English and Computer Teacher

Evelin Salazar

Evelin Salazar
Junior High Teacher

Fabiola Xar

Fabiola Xar
Junior High Teacher

Saira Castañeda

Saira Castañeda
Junior High Teacher

Sandra Flores

Sandra Flores
Mayan Language and Junior High Teacher

Juan Lobos

Juan Lobos
Psychologist

Cesar Ordoñez

Cesar Ordoñez
Accountant

Lilian Chonay

Lilian Chonay
Secretary

Maria Reyes

Maria Reyes
Head Cook

Aura Castellanos

Aura Castellanos
Cook

Mario Socorec

Mario Socorec
Security

Candelaria Socorec

Candelaria Socorec
Custodian