Friday, March 15, 2019

Soccer tournament tomorrow morning: Guatemalan community-building in the Town of Jupiter.

This annual event in Jupiter may be of much LOCAL interest.

From Bryant Park in Lake Worth Beach to the Jupiter Community Park is about a forty-five minute drive using I-95 but on a Saturday morning it’s probably a bit quicker. The soccer tournament tomorrow begins at 8:00 a.m.

As reported by Hannah Morse this week in the print edition of The Palm Beach Post the community-building efforts by the Jupiter Police Dept. and the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center continues to be a huge success.

What is happening in Jupiter could provide helpful ideas for the Guatemalan Maya Center (GMC) in the City of Lake Worth, community-building with PBSO District 14 and the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council (NAPC) as well. Learn more about the GMC at the end of this blog post.

Maybe a road trip tomorrow morning by a contingent of community-builders from Lake Worth to watch some soccer and participate in other fun events for the entire family? The event is from 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Jupiter Community Park located at 3377 Church St.

To read the entire story by Hannah Morse in the online edition; here are two excerpts:

JUPITER — It began with a timely follow up on a popular worldwide event — the World Cup — but seven years on, organizers say the annual soccer tournament organized by the Jupiter Police Department and El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center continues to be a success.

The seventh annual tournament will take place Saturday at the Jupiter Community Park, 3377 Church St. Officer Roberto Diaz said he expects at least 1,000 people to attend.

and. . .

“We just thought about ways to best reach out to our community members,” Diaz said.

Sixteen community teams — including one representing the police department and another for El Sol — will compete in the single-elimination tournament starting at 8 a.m. Last year, the El Sol team dominated the tournament.

If you would like more information about this community event call 561-746-6201.

In the news published in the Post about this annual soccer tournament Suzanne Cordero, the executive director of the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center was cited.

From long-time journalist Susan Salibury in April 2018 is this news about Suzanne Cordero; the opening three paragraphs:

Suzanne Cordero has been named executive director of El Sol, Jupiter’s neighborhood resource center. She is transitioning into the position and will take over full time on June 4 [2018].

Cordero, a Jupiter resident, replaces Jocelyn Skolnik, who has been executive director at El Sol for 10 years. Skolnik has accepted a position as executive director of Funsepa, a nonprofit educational organization in her home country of Guatemala.

Cordero has served as the executive director of the Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund for six years, and is a former member of El Sol’s board of directors. She has been part of El Sol’s strategic planning group.

If you wish to contact the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center for more information use this link.

If you would like to become a volunteer at GMC use this link. The center is located at 430 North G St. and open Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Call 561-547-0085 or send an email to: