How We Got Started
Doris was a nurse and Milton was studying electromechanical Engineering up until he was called to serve in World War II. They both deeply valued education and saw its impact on family wellbeing and society. Mr. and Mrs. Green supported and encouraged their daughter Patricia to pursue her education. This instilled a high regard for education on young Patricia. Mrs. Pratt was the first female invited to join the masters and doctorate at the College of Business of the University of Tennessee in the 70’s.
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“The greatest gift a parent can give to a child is confidence”, Mrs. Pratt expresses while thinking back on her youth going to college, participating in the cheerleading program and taking dance lessons. She felt compelled to give youth in Mexico those opportunities that she was able to access thanks to her parents’ hard work and good parenting. “People have good hearts and good values but sometimes they lack educational opportunities”, she says. Since 2006 CDLC has funded Green Scholarship Program to provide university scholarships, books, English classes, vocational training and life skills seminars to excelling students that could not otherwise afford a university education. less
What We Do
To fund and create opportunities for advancement of youth through educational experiences and training.
All young people will have access to educational opportunities and higher education.
Poverty elimination, job training, vocational skills training, access to education, higher education.
Patricia Pratt, President
Patricia Green Pratt, of Sugarland, TX, founder and Board Chair for the Charity Development of Los Cabos, former President (2006-2020) of Creative Consumer Research, a Texas-based corporation established in 1976 that provides marketing research services to clients in the private and public sectors. She is also a national board member for Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. She is also on the Board of Directors for iWrite, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist children with the confidence to creatively write. Recently the iWrite program was introduced and accepted by Mexico’s Boys and Girls club. Ms. Pratt also serves on the board for the boys and girls club of Cabo (previously known as Gente Joven).
Donna Saunders, Vice-president
Donna Saunders, of Las Vegas, NV, currently serving on the board of several non-profit charitable organizations including Boulder City Sunrise Rotary Foundation and Friends of Casa Hogar in Cabo San Lucas, is the founder of two orphanages in Cabo San Lucas and Corazon Valiente, Mexico. Donna retired from the Motion Picture and Television Insurance industry.
Margarita Holguin, Secretary/Treasurer
Margarita Holguin, of San Diego, CA, with over 30 years of experience in social service and social justice. Ms. Holguin is a Trainer and National Consultant on organizational development, community health and social equity programs. Ms. Holguin is experienced in developing partnerships and networks for collective impact. She is the Founder and CEO of Consulting Solutions, LLC. Ms. Holguin has dedicated her life to social justice and community capacity building.
Onagh Ash, Member at large
Onagh Ash, of San Jose, MX, currently serving on the board of charities focused on education for the youth of Mexico. Her mission is to facilitate educational opportunities for children, youth, and adults that will allow them to continue their studies and promote professional growth. She founded Gente Joven por un Cambio, they are now merged with Boys and Girls Club of BCS. She retired from the Software Industry.