Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile

Community Exchange Center

Spanish (Advanced)

This organization believes that every individual has a skill to share. This community exchange center offers a space for Valparaíso to come and connect with their neighbors through skill-trade classes and workshops - there is no monetary cost for the workshops. Each participant donates one kilo of flour or one liter of oil to contribute to the production of bread. Classes range from dance, art, craft, cooking, English language, massage, art therapy, and environmental workshops. The center also has a small store, where they sell baked goods to fundraise for the center as well as for other community charities that they are affiliated with. Based on participants' skills and interests, participants will have the opportunity to assist or teach their own workshop or class, aid environmental projects, run the organization's website and social media platforms, handle administrative tasks, and more. A successful participant will be an individual who is ready and willing to help in a variety of tasks to meet the organization's mission. *This organization is only open to ISA + Service-Learning students during the academic Fall or Spring semesters.