• Helping underprivileged families in Mayan village Vuelta Grande, Guatemala
  • Making an impact on the lives of refugees in Europe

Support the CEPA Foundation

The CEPA Foundation is dedicated to helping underprivileged children have access to education and every student have the possibility to study abroad.

Every donation makes a difference!

Through the generous support of our affiliates, partners, alumni, friends and people like yourself, the CEPA Foundation is able to offer financial support every year for our charitable projects in Guatemala, student run refugee projects at our European Study Centers in Europe, as well as scholarships for our study abroad students.

The CEPA Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you are interested to support us in our goals by making a donation to our scholarship and charitable fund, please contact:

Ulrike Leibrecht, Director

Make Education Accessible for All

Charitable Projects in Guatemala

Situated in the heart of Sacatepéquez County, the Mayan village "Vuelta Grande" is located only a few miles from Antigua. The indigenous population of "Vuelta Grande" is extremely impoverished, and the average standard of life falls far short of that in more developed areas. Through our volunteers, we hope to increase the basic standard of living for this community of 300 large families.


Scholarships for Study Abroad Students

Even with the most affordable programs available, financial barriers still exist for many students to afford an international experience. The CEPA Foundation has set aside a special scholarship fund to help reduce the program costs for semester and summer scholarship.


Student Run Project for Refugees in Heidelberg, Germany

Fall 2016 ESC Heidelberg students and their faculty member from The College of New Jersey visit the refugee camp at the Patrick Henry Village twice a week during their free time. They implement their own youth program for the children there called Kid At Play (K.A.P). Their goal is to gradually impact the youth in a positive manner by adding a little bit more structure and schedule to their daily lives and create a better life for the refugee children at the Patrick Henry-Village.


Community Projects in Strasbourg, France

Multiple opportunities are being developed in and around the Strasbourg, France / Kehl, Germany area for ESC students to engage with the local community. Everything from volunteer projects at a local farm to helping displaced refugees are a possibility.


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