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Project Wave of Optimism

General Agency Information
Name: Project Wave of Optimism
Alternate Name(s): Project WOO
Address: 1300 La Playa Street, Apt 6
San Francisco,  CA  94129
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 775-339-1205
Description: Project Wave of Optimism, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, takes a grassroots approach to promote sustainable community development in the surfing regions of Latin America.

By traveling to far-flung global surf destinations, the international surfing community is able to witness firsthand the daily struggle faced by the majority of the world's citizens. This interaction between the surfing world and the developing world presents a unique opportunity to create relationships with local residents and support the growth of their villages in a meaningful way.

Beginning with our pilot project in the village of Gigante, Nicaragua, Project WOO is working with our partner communities to address their greatest challenges. As the influence of surfing continues to grow throughout Central and South America, Project WOO is pioneering a coordinated effort on behalf of the surfing world to support community development in our partner villages across the region. Project WOO works hand-in-hand with people to identify their needs and support them as together we find creative ways to improve the overall quality of life in their communities.
Mission: To facilitate community-driven development in Latin American surf travel destinations.
Programs: check websites
Volunteer Info: See website for information.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Not Applicable
Public Transportation: Not Applicable
Eligibility: Open to All
Fees: Donations Accepted
Areas Served: Worldwide
Funding Source: Contributions
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Trent Gordon
Executive Director
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Community Economic Development
Volunteer Opportunities
This agency was last updated on October 31, 2018.