CEDA is the oldest, all-volunteer, Argentine organization in the United States, with more than 50 years of continuous work, financing education and health projects in low-income communities in Argentina. It is registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable NGO in Washington, DC.
CEDA creates social and cultural capital by facilitating collective action for the common good:
- Since it was founded in December 1968, CEDA has financed more than 500 projects in health and education, reaching almost 2 million Argentine children and their families. In 1969, CEDA founded the Escuela Argentina in Washington, DC. Currently, the school, located in Potomac, MD, has more than 450 students.
- Every year, CEDA finances its projects through Membership, Fundraising Events, Donations from individuals and corporations, and revenue from Services (Spanish Classes).
IMPORTANT: Membership and donations are 100% tax deductible. EIN (Employer Identification Number): 23-7042214
CEDA 50 Year History
On December 5, 1968, in Washington DC, a group of Argentine women resolved to join efforts to provide support to the neediest in our country. This is how CEDA was founded, to help schools and hospitals in the most vulnerable areas of Argentina. Subsequently, it founded the Escuela Argentina (on September 20, 1969) to help residents of the area preserve our language and our culture, managing it for more than 30 years. Currently, the Escuela Argentina and CEDA Washington operate independently and are two fundamental pillars of the Argentine community in Washington.
CEDA now makes impactful connections between programs, people and institutions in Argentina and the United States with the support of the Embassy of Argentina –from a civil and non-partisan position– in the efforts aimed at the development of our country.
CEDA CORE VALUES
Help schools and health centers attended by children and families in poverty in Argentina.
To be the organization by which the Argentine community of the United States of America participates in helping schools and health centers in the most deprived areas of Argentina.
CEDA seeks and builds relationships with Argentine difference-makers and NGOs who are making a difference in vulnerable communities. By finding those who are already creating change, we are deepening impact instead of duplicating it.