Grant Enables Educational Intervention for San Diego Elementary Students

Grant Enables Educational Intervention for San Diego Elementary Students

September 17, 2022

Thanks to a grant from Coldwell Banker West, Unity 4 Orphans is providing remedial education to help San Diego students in grades K-5 from low-income households succeed in school. Our vision to establish an outreach to vulnerable children in San Diego has come to fruition, thanks to longtime U4O supporter Nick Ospina and Coldwell Banker …

Showing Love to Impoverished Children in Ecuador through Nutrition and Education

Showing Love to Impoverished Children in Ecuador through Nutrition and Education

September 9, 2022

From a poverty-stricken village in Ecuador, Unity 4 Orphans’ founder Joe Brandi shares a vision for expansion to the area to provide intervention for education and nutrition. On his recent trip to Ecuador, one of the areas Joe Brandi traveled to gives us a glimpse into the housing conditions of one community plagued by extreme …

Unity 4 Orphans’ Supporters Host an Evening for the Children Fundraiser

Unity 4 Orphans’ Supporters Host an Evening for the Children Fundraiser

September 2, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ philanthropic supporters held a private dinner at their home in La Jolla to raise funds for children living in poverty. Gathering Friends for an Evening of Fundraising and Fellowship On a perfect August evening in La Jolla, California, Tom and Kathrine Cassidy hosted a fundraiser on behalf of the children we serve …

Why We Give Faithfully to Poor Children in Latin America

Why We Give Faithfully to Poor Children in Latin America

August 26, 2022

From a village in Ecuador, founder Joe Brandi shares a vision for the future of U4O as we expand into other countries, and why our calling is to first support the children in our ESL program in Nicaragua. After spending time with the children at Unity for Orphans’ ESL program in Miramar, Nicaragua, Joe Brandi …

Feeding Program Near Puerto Vallarta Provides Nutrition for Children

Feeding Program Near Puerto Vallarta Provides Nutrition for Children

August 24, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ new initiative in Punta Mita, Mexico benefits children affected by poverty by providing a feeding program and ESL instruction while also teaching them about Jesus.   Joe Brandi made a final stop on his recent travels to South America to a village near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In Punta Mita the main income …

Our ESL Program in Nicaragua Welcomes a New Group of Young Language Learners

Our ESL Program in Nicaragua Welcomes a New Group of Young Language Learners

August 20, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ English as a second language program in the poverty-stricken village of Miramar, Nicaragua welcomes even more children for language instruction. Thanks to our supportive community, our English as a Second Language (ESL) program in a small fishing community in Latin America continues to grow, enabling us to reach even more children living …

From Nicaragua to Ecuador, Children Living in Poverty Need Our Help

From Nicaragua to Ecuador, Children Living in Poverty Need Our Help

August 15, 2022

From a small village in Ecuador, Joe Brandi shares a vision for a new outreach through Unity 4 Orphans to bring programs for healing and change to poor children. After his annual summer visit to our program in Nicaragua, Joe traveled on to Ecuador to meet with contacts and develop a vision for the future …

New Program Director Brings Hope and Healing to Orphanages in Tijuana

New Program Director Brings Hope and Healing to Orphanages in Tijuana

August 10, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ newest team member adds a unique perspective to our mission of bringing healing to orphaned and poverty-stricken children in Latin America. We’re excited to introduce our newest team member, Marco Aguilera, who is filling a much-needed role as Program Director for our team in Latin America. He and his wife, Anabel, have …

Tech Tools Donated for ESL Classrooms in Miramar, Nicaragua

Tech Tools Donated for ESL Classrooms in Miramar, Nicaragua

August 5, 2022

We recently posted a need for laptops and speakers for our classrooms in Nicaragua and were blown away by the quick response from U4O supporters who immediately shipped wireless speakers and laptops to us in advance of Joe Brandi’s visit. Now each classroom has a speaker that will support the teachers’ lesson plans and provide …

Why Does English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Matter?

Why Does English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Matter?

August 1, 2022

Since 2017, Unity 4 Orphans has taught children in a poor village in Nicaragua to speak English, providing education, support, and opening doors to better-paying jobs.   Since November 2017, our ESL program has brought hope to hundreds of children, and we’re thrilled at how much it has grown since then, particularly in this past …

Kids Hold Annual Lemonade Stand for Orphans Fundraiser in San Diego

Kids Hold Annual Lemonade Stand for Orphans Fundraiser in San Diego

July 27, 2022

Three San Diego girls recently hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for the orphanages in Mexico that Unity 4 Orphans supports.  The young entrepreneurs,Vibhi (age 9), Aashi (age 7),  and Eva (age 7), put a lot of care into the planning and preparations, and the event was a success in more ways than one. …

Back-to-School Supply Drive for Orphanage Kids in Mexico

Back-to-School Supply Drive for Orphanage Kids in Mexico

July 22, 2022

The global pandemic is still being felt by the children at the orphanages in Mexico, who are struggling to get back on track in school; help them start strong for next year! The children at the orphanages in Mexico continue to study hard this summer to make up for the time and knowledge lost during …

Meet the Team: Wesley Ross

Meet the Team: Wesley Ross

July 11, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans is pleased to introduce someone who usually keeps a low profile but has been involved for years as a CPA and valued team member. Our CPA, Wesley Ross, was first introduced to Joe at The Rock Churchthrough a mutual friend four years ago, and he’s been involved ever since. Along with annual …

Mullets 4 Orphans: Kid Creates Crazy Fun Fundraiser

Mullets 4 Orphans: Kid Creates Crazy Fun Fundraiser

July 5, 2022

A 13-year-old San Diego teen puts the FUN in fundraiser with a creative idea he calls “Mullets 4 Orphans” by collecting donations before visiting a local barber. Last summer, Charlie Wilkinson went on a volunteer trip with his family to visit the children at the orphanage that Unity 4 Orphans supports in Tijuana. Seeing how …

One Student’s Dedication to Rise Above Poverty Through Education

One Student’s Dedication to Rise Above Poverty Through Education

June 24, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans is proud to share the story of one student from our ESL program in Nicaragua and inspired by children who are determined to rise above their circumstances through education and break the cycle of poverty. ESL Student Overcomes Hardship to Attend University Pahola Santana is a student in U4O’s English as a …

ESL Program Supports Impoverished Students To Reach Higher Education

ESL Program Supports Impoverished Students To Reach Higher Education

May 20, 2022

One teenage girl living in poverty finds self-confidence and learns initiative through U4O’s ESL instruction and supportive counseling services with our program in Miramar, Nicaragua. Programs Provide Education and Support to Students Living in Poverty Andrea is a young woman in her teens who recently moved on from our ESL program to university, and our …

Meet Lauren Salaz

Meet Lauren Salaz

February 15, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans would like to introduce our first intern! A junior at San Diego State University, Lauren is majoring in Comparative International Studies and minoring in Spanish. She was introduced to U4O through her scholarship, which promotes work with nonprofit organizations. She appreciates the way U4O supports children who have had difficult lives and looks forward to practicing her Spanish, but especially to spending time with the kids.

Meet Bettina Hanna

Meet Bettina Hanna

January 4, 2022

Bettina Hanna has been involved with Unity 4 Orphans for about 5 years. She was first introduced to the organization by a journalist friend who asked her to film a trip to Tijuana where volunteers dressed as Disney princesses. That day, she says that she fell in love with the way the U4O group interacted …

Meet U4O’s Mental Health Professional In Nicaragua

Meet U4O’s Mental Health Professional In Nicaragua

November 5, 2021

Greyddyn is U4O’s child psychologist for our English program in Miramar, Nicaragua. Her role is to care for the psychological health of each child. She says, “My greatest motivator is the results we get to see. That brings me fulfillment and motivates me to believe that we are an agent of change in these kids’ lives.”

Meet Amy

Meet Amy

September 20, 2021

Amy is inspired by our mission to lift children out of poverty and help to create equity throughout the world. The people in our organization working together toward a shared goal to love others—and especially children—motivated her to join the team!

National Nonprofit Day

National Nonprofit Day

August 23, 2021

One of the missions of Unity 4 Orphans is to bring awareness to the ways in which people are contributing to the needs of those less fortunate, especially children living in poverty, and we proudly share in National Nonprofit Day!

One Child Living in Poverty

One Child Living in Poverty

August 17, 2021

Many of us may not be able to relate to this level of poverty, but we can all relate to how stressors in our environment play a role in our relationships and our ability to make progress. This is the story of one child living in poverty.