EDUCATION IS OUR PLAN FOR SUCCESS

About Us

America Developing Smiles (ADS) is a, non-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service under 501(c)(3) status. ADS was founded in 1996 with the purpose of promoting ways of financially helping the children and youth of the Asociacion Damas Salesianas Centers in various Latin American countries.

Our organization is run by 100% women volunteer.

America Developing Smiles is run by passionate volunteers who believe in sowing the seeds of a brighter future. What ties us together is a sense of Social Responsibility, a sensitivity to help others.

CEO & BOD

Rocio Devesa

CEO

Mariana Finol

COB

Yrma Petersen

Board Of Directors

Nathalia Landeta

Board Of Directors

Norma Dueñas

Board Of Directors

Carola Romay

Board Of Directors

Volunteering in ADS

ADS is a Gold-Level GuideStar participant (*), demonstrating its commitment to transparency.

(*) GuideStar USA, Icn. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2016, its database provided information on 2.5 million organizations. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles implemented three seals based on the information a nonprofit provides in its profile: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

America Developing Smiles is run by passionate volunteers who believe in sowing the seeds of a brighter future. What ties us together is a sense of Social Responsibility, a sensitivity to help others.

ADS volunteers are professional women who dedicate the skills they have for the greater good. Each person can commit as much or as little time as they have available. Our volunteers believe their work has contributed to a good cause and their work has impacted human lives.

We are constantly looking for support from youth, children and adults for fundraising activities and logistics!

We welcome your help whether you have a few hours a month, one hour at an event, or professional skills that you’d like to offer to ADS from the comfort of your home.

Are you ready to make a difference? If so, fill out the volunteer form to receive information on upcoming volunteer opportunities!

We’d love to welcome you to the ADS family. Together we are Sowing the Seeds of Hope.