La Catalina Educational Foundation is a Mexican non-profit organization aiming to raise the educational and economic level of the local people in La Manzanilla, Jalisco.




'A Night Under The Stars Silent Auction and Party' was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 7th annual  “A Night under the Stars Auction Benefit” and helped make it a huge success.

The event was lots of fun with a delicious Mexican buffet and a whole host of amazing performances by local folkloric dance groups, LCEF kids, Danzare Eventos, Triskele Celtic Duo, kids dances led by Annette, kids guitar performances led by Myranda, Blue Bay performers, Lora Loka singing and dancing, and the musicians Jonathon, Pablo, Scotty, Denise and Ted.

For photos of this event (kindly taken by Jeanne Harvey) please see our facebook page.

The total revenue from the Silent Auction & Party was $29,510 pesos and the Online Auction raised $45,984 pesos, for a grand total of $75,494 MXN Pesos!  A full budget will be available shortly on our website.

These funds will go directly to support the free educational programs offered by LCEF, the continued construction of the Costa Alegre Educational Centre, and the local public schools.  For more details on our programs please click here.

We would like to express sincere appreciation to all the many volunteers and donors who helped make this night possible!  For a full list please click here .

 Thank you once again to everyone who volunteered, donated goods and came out for the great event!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or would like to be involved next year! 


Find great deals while supporting education!

   Don’t miss out on the fun and be sure to place your bid for education! LCEF’s 2011 online auction runs February 1st - 15th, 2011.  You can find knockout deals on stays at fancy hotel and resorts in the Costa Alegre, Mexico, like Careyes Hotel, the Grand Bay Hotel and El Tamarindo.  Also certificates available for scrumptious meals, massage, yoga & services galore in the area. And be sure to check out the art page, and see if one of these original pieces calls out your name. We can even ship it to you if you are not here in La Manzanilla to pick it up.  Click here today to visit our online auction page and place your bid!


New Program schedule is ready- 2011

Help us make this a year for the children. Click photo to see our Current Programs for 201 As we head into 2011 LCEF is pleased to announce we will be continuing with our free educational programs to residents of La Manzanilla!  We are excited to get going again on our after school English and art, adult English, special needs, and math classes in the Centro Educativo!  We are also back in the elementary and middle schools supporting their English programs. 

Thanks to all the volunteers and the support of the community LCEF can continue to improve the educational opportunities offered here in La Manzanilla!

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