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

Mission

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.

Vision

To reduce the levels of violence in Spanish-speaking societies by creating public-private-community alliances to strengthen respect for human rights.

We have helped over
5000

PEOPLE

Our Values

Solidarity

We are an organization that believes in the search for the common good through personal empowerment and links with society.

Coherence

We are an organization that performs every action with integrity, without seeking its own benefit.

Inclusion

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.

Excellence

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

Innovation

We are an organization that seeks to generate systemic change for the benefit of the population

Honesty

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

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

U.S. Team

We are a multi-cultural, geographically diverse team working together to bring the best of violence prevention methodologies to the US, Ecuador and the Spanish-speaking world.

volunteers

Xavier Páez

Xavier Páez

Tamara Toledo

Tamara Toledo

Lorena Avila

Lorena Ávila

Jaime Majia

Jaime Mejía

Gabriela Sanchez

Gabriela Sánchez

Carla Zambrano