The evening program was initiated by the Center for Sharing, which is open during the evening hours between 3-8pm weekdays, within the Collegium Cafe space. Although the evening program is intended to benefit the residents of the Tierra Vida community, it is open to everyone who comes with an open mind and wishes to spend their time meaningfully in a safe, informal social setting.
The evening program is not your usual after-school program! Abraham Regunta, who presides over this program, works hard to convene it as a place of presence, designed to provide a “third” place in the community in which people are encouraged to feel at “home”. We seek to provide hospitality and welcome everyone who comes through our doors. We desire to provide a safe setting that offers everyone the freedom to meet with friends, explore new skills, visit, play games, get a bite to eat, or just be seen and listened to, in a manner that supports Collegium values and principles.
We are a program with a difference as we offer a listening ear to anyone in need. We believe in forming trusting relationships though meaningful conversations that encourage healthy, mutually respectful and productive lifestyles. Within an informal setting, children are introduced to values that will help them grow up as law abiding, responsible and caring members of the community. We recognize and encourage the need for family time as well as the need to foster new friendships, which we nurture through the organizing of social events such as Karaoke, game nights, movie nights, and indoor tournaments such as Chess, Carroms and other educational programs.
Come visit us and give us the opportunity to know you better and in the process, consider how we might work together in service of the common good.