Richard Schmaltz was appointed Executive Director of Safe Passage in December 2010. Schmaltz and his wife worked closely with Safe Passage's late founder, Hanley Denning, and have played a major role as advisors to the Early Childhood Education Program.
Safe Passage is a non-profit organization working in Guatemala City to bring hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families living in extreme poverty around the City's garbage dump. Their program includes approximately 550 children, ranging in age from 2 to 21 years, coming from nearly 300 families in the surrounding neighborhoods.
For more information on Safe Passage click here: SAFE PASSAGE
A fundraiser for Safe Passage will be held at the Shaarey Tphiloh temple on Friday, September 7th. Open Studio will feature a photographic exhibit, live music and a latin dance party.
For more information click here: OPEN STUDIO