DE RAÍCES A RISAS

Celebrating our roots and each other while learning and playing together.

About

De Raíces a Risas is an intergenerational, culturally diverse and celebratory summertime playgroup where parents are encouraged to share and teach songs, games, music and crafts from their home countries to their children and the rest of the families in the group. 

Our Goal

The goal of De Raíces a Risas is to provide a space of interactive play and learning between Latinx families while celebrating their culture and language. 

Our Vision

Through this interactive play families will:

 

  • Share their culture and roots with their children and other Latinx families in Charlottesville. 

  • Learn to be intentional about passing on traditional, cultural and ancestral knowledge onto the next generation.

  • Celebrate both the commonalities and differences within Latin America by learning from Latinx families of all backgrounds. 

  • Build confidence and community in one another, while embracing their culture.

2021 Play Packets! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

We are back this summer with more play packets for our Latinx families! Playgroups will not be happening again this summer, in an effort to keep our communities safe and healthy! But we want to continue to encourage our families to celebrate their culture with their children through play and creativity! This years packages will include:

  • A bilingual Spanish/English children's book

  • Loteria card game set

  • And a small art activity kit

 

All delivered to your front door by our community volunteers! 

 

Click the link below for more information, and to sign up for a free play package! 

*Packages are limited supply, and can only be delivered within an hour driving distance of Charlottesville, VA.

Questions or need support in filling out our form? Contact us at: kamonroy@cj-network.org.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO  OUR PARTNERS AT MADDISON HOUSE FOR SUPPORTING US WITH THE ART SUPPLIES FOR THIS YEAR'S PACKAGES! 

To learn about Maddison House, click here. 

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