About Us

Fighting poverty in rural schools

Our Approach

Creating Safe Learning Environments

At Argentina Chicago Foundation, we prioritize the creation of safe learning spaces for children. Our vision encompasses a comprehensive approach to education, extending beyond traditional academic instruction to ensure children’s well-being, such as providing shelter for rest, access to nutritious food, hygiene facilities, and clean drinking water. A safe and nurturing environment is essential for effective learning and holistic development.

Through our initiatives, we work tirelessly to ensure that schools and educational facilities are equipped with the necessary resources for academic success and designed to promote physical safety and emotional well-being, fostering an atmosphere where children feel secure to explore, learn, and grow.

Our commitment to facilitating safe learning spaces extends beyond the classroom, encompassing community centers and recreational areas. Together, we strive to create an environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential in a safe and supportive setting.


— Our Mission

Our mission is to transform education in the most needy communities in Argentina, ensuring all children have access to quality school facilities, even in the most isolated and vulnerable regions.


— Our Vision

Our vision is to ensure every child has access to quality education, regardless of their background. We believe in the power of education to break the cycle of poverty and create lasting opportunities. This includes providing shelter, nutritious food, hygiene facilities, and clean water, alongside academic instruction, to support children’s well-being and personal development.

Who we are

Silvana Mirto

President - Board Member

Florencia Soneira

Secretary - Board Member

Alicia Garcia

Treasurer - Board Member

Ana Calderon

Treasurer - Board Member

Andrea Rodriguez


Mara Erbesfeld


Rosario Lima


Agostina Donnici


Laura Petraitis


Lourdes Heredia


Guillermo Medina


Hernan Silva

Founder and Advisor

Jimena Sayavedra


Mariano Wahlmann