The Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon is coordinated by the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America. All proceeds raised will be distributed among CRLN and the following organizations: Autonomous Tenants Union, Chicago-Cinquera Sister Cities, Chicago-Guatemala Partnership, Concern America, and La Voz de los de Abajo. This is the donation page for Chicago-Cinquera Sister Cities.
Scholarship university students not only study, they are committed to giving back to their community, as in this river clean-up day work.
Cinquera, El Salvador, is a small community of around 3,000 people in the central part of the country. In 1992, Cinquera, which had been abandoned during the horrific civil war, was repopulated after the peace accord. Chicago-Cinquera Sister Cities has been working with a progressive community organization, the ARDM, for many years. This year, the ARDM has again designated Pedal for Peace donations for scholarships for five college students who are majoring in computer science, agricultural engineering and education. The donations will cover their enrollment fees, tuition, transportation, food and housing. During and upon completion of their studies, the students have made a commitment to live in and work on behalf of the Cinquera community and to support the scholarship program for future students.