Corazón, Inc. is an international community development organization located in Orange County, CA which works in Tijuana and Tecate, Mexico. At the heart of Corazón lie notions of community and advocacy. In order for a community to thrive, it must have family support. In order for a family to prosper, it must have community support. The two are intrinsically bound together. The idea of Corazón is to provide a sense of community in which all families within it can help themselves while helping others. Corazón enables these families and individuals to go as far as their hard work and dedication will carry them, leaving their dignity and self-esteem intact. Corazón is unique in how it structures its program. Corazón does not offer handouts, it offers a hand up. Corazón helps families whose commitment for a better life is strong enough to be willing to help their neighbors. Corazón works as their advocate in their quest for improvement.
Areas of Expertise
Our volunteers build homes, provide scholarships and training and support our activities on both sides of the border. Our participants perform community service, support their neighbors and work together to improve their lives and their communities. Corazón offers educational scholarships, house building and other construction projects, vocational training, community leadership development, medical assistance, emergency food aid and recreational activities.