Help Educate

University Scholarships for Rural Development

Help Educate Events

We hold many annual events for fun and fundraising for our university scholarships - Noche de Salsa, wine tastings, March Madness, Fantasy Football, and happy hours around the world. Check this page often to see what is coming up soon!

Upcoming Events

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Fill out up to 10 brackets, watch some college hoops, and support leadership development and higher education in Nicaragua! Only $20.00 per bracket!

The formula is simple: make the best picks and win cash prizes! The more players, the bigger the payoff, and the more students educated!

First prize: 20% of entrance fees
Second prize: 10% of entrance fees
Third prize: 5% of entrance fees

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Selected Past Events

Noche De Salsa

Dance Salsa. Support Education. Is there a better way to spend your Saturday night?
On Saturday, November 11th we will host our 8th Annual Noche de Salsa event from 6-9 PM at Meze in Washington, DC.
Join us for dancing - including salsa lessons starting at 7pm - drinks, raffle prizes, and a silent auction!

Tickets purchased online are - $20.00

Tickets purchased at the door - $25.00



Giving Tuesday, November 28th - Make a Donation



San Francisco - Nica Lunch to Help Educate at Las Tinajas

On April 26, 2014, friends of Help Educate in San Francisco were treated to Nicaraguan lunch and hospitality at Las Tinajas restaurant as part of a fundraiser. We raised $657, enough for a one year scholarship!

6th Annual March Madness Online Tournament

Thanks to all who participated in the 6th annual Help Educate March Madness college basketball tournament! 


5th Annual March Madness Online Tournament

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Help Educate March Madness tournament:
• Alex won first place and a prize of $173!
• Ben won second place, earning $86!
• Carmen took third place, receiving $43!

Alex has donated his prize back to Help Educate, so
we raised $736 from your generous contributions! As a result, we will be able to provide a one year academic scholarship for a Nicaraguan youth.

Thank you again for your support! And
don't forget to join us for Fantasy Football this fall!

February 2013 Happy Hour

February 27, 2013, Washington, DC
- DC supporters joined the Help Educate Management Team and our founder John Kuehnle to unwind, mix and mingle during a happy hour at Stetson’s (1610 U St), With exciting raffle prizes like Nicaraguan rum and Nationals baseball tickets, we raised $275, which covers a little more than a semester at a Nicaraguan university!

Help Educate with Margaritas and Mambo

December 12, 2012, San Francisco, CA - DJ Paul Hobi played old school latin mambo, cumbia, and soul on vinyl for our dancing pleasure at El Amigo.

Zumba for Help Educate

October 5, 2012, San Francisco, CA - A group of Help Educate's oldest and newest supporters came out to dance to cheesy Latin music in order to raise money for deserving students on Friday evening at 66 Sanchez.  While everyone's experiences with Zumba varied, everyone was equally sweaty by the end of the hour - and most importantly everyone had a blast!  Between the donations of those who made it and those who could not join but donated anyway, we met our goal and raised more than enough to sponsor an entire semester of tuition.  Huge thank you for those of you that contributed - especially the awesome Jessa Freeman who taught the class!  

2nd Annual Taste for a Cause


Wine Tasting 2012

September 22, 2012, Cutchogue, NY - Thanks to the generosity of McCall Wines, the 2012 "Taste for a Cause" event successfully raised over $2,000!  Participants savored a number of award winning McCall wines while listening to the acoustic melodies of the Sixteen String Band, catching up with old friends, making new friends, and touring the picturesque Cutchogue Estate.  Sommelier Brewster McCall led a discussion of each wine tasted and raffled off bottles for lucky attendees to enjoy at home.  All are looking forward to next year's event on the North Fork.

Friends tasting wines at the 2012 Taste for a Cause event.

Band at Taste for a Cause 2012 Vineyard Tour at Taste for a Cause 2012
A performance by the Sixteen String Band and a tour of the McCall Wines Vineyard were other activities at this year’s event.


Thanks to all Help Educate supporters who came out to this fantastic event!