Who we are
Pa’Arriba Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to identify and implement innovative prevention and treatment methodologies, community-based support interventions and networked solutions that reduce violence in the home, school and society at large that can be replicated at a large scale and across geographical boundaries.
Founded originally by the directors of two Ecuadorian grass-roots organizations that had developed unique methodologies for denormalizing violence in their own society, Pa’Arriba has now taken on a life of its own. In Ecuador, we have created a local affiliate, Fundación Pa’Arriba Ecuador, which strengthens our long-standing work in that country and allows us to refine our concepts and learn how best to expand our programs there. In the medium term, we hope to broaden the geographic scope of our work to the US as well as throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
If we won’t change for us, let’s change for them
To execute social projects and create spaces for healthy dialogue within Spanish-speaking communities in order to form resilient individuals with healthy communications who can then forge communities of peace.
To reduce the levels of violence in Spanish-speaking societies by creating public-private-community alliances to strengthen respect for human rights.
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We are an organization that believes in the search for the common good through personal empowerment and links with society.
We are an organization that performs every action with integrity, without seeking its own benefit.
We are an organization characterized by welcoming and accepting all people without judging; without looking at their socioeconomic status, race, sexual preference, religion, or political leanings.
We are an organization that carries out its processes with professionalism to reflect respect both towards our internal clients and towards our external clients who are the community we value and serve
We are an organization that seeks to generate systemic change for the benefit of the population
We are an organization that works ethically in favor of society to reduce violence in communities.
Agenda 2030: Sustainable Development Goals
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development