“Building the Future Foundation” is a 501C3 certified non-profit organization, established in 2009. The foundation’s primary purpose is to strengthen educational institutions and organizations located in the country’s most socio-economically vulnerable and austere locations. Our foundation and partners have planned, organized and hosted over 30 fund raiser events with an average of 50+ people per event, during the past 10 years in support of the following projects which include, but are not limited to: Building Libraries, Renovating Sports Fields for Schools, Beach Clean-Ups, Supporting His House Children’s Home which is an institution dedicated to restoring the lives of children from newborn to 18 years of age through foster care services. The foundation’s total budget during this past 10 years has been over $450,000 USD in support of all this social work.
The objective of this foundation is social and community development and its primary area of operation is the Republic of Colombia in its entirety. It Was founded by Kenneth Plotkin on 2009, after visiting the region of Quimbaya, Quindio in Colombia and sees the need of help in education for the underprivileged children of the region. To Kenneth’s dream came to joined him, his sister Cheryl Plotkin-Lopez with her unconditional help. The two of them now run the administration of the Non Profit Foundation with the help of their mother, Beatriz Quintero-Plotkin known for helping the less fortunate for decades in Miami, who is now the president in her second term, of the Coral Way Colombian Lions Club
The mission of Fundación Armando el Futuro is to provide support to institutions that dedicate themselves to both rural and urban social community development programs. It generates effective solutions that contribute to their strengthening and growth dependent upon their individual needs.
To contribute to the formation and development of society by contributing viable and necessary tools for the essential education of the individual thereby making said individual the basic element for social transformation.
Objectives of the Foundation
1.Promote and support both rural and urban social organizations.
2.Advance and improve conditions of educational organizations and institutions in the most vulnerable socio-economic sectors.
3.Promote the defense and growth of assets that constitute social capital.
Our foundation and Centerline partners have planned, organized and hosted over 30 fund raiser events with an average of 50+ people per event, during the past 10 years in support of the following projects which include, but are not limited to:
Project: New Library Building for Institución Educativa Ramon Messa Londoño
Place: Vereda Pueblo Rico, Quimbaya, Quindío Province in Colombia
PoP: March, 2009 to June, 2011
Value: $250,000 USD
Description: The Foundation designed, engineered and executed a build out of a new library which was destroyed after an earthquake back in 1999. This new library currently serves over 280 students, parents, community members, teachers and staff.
Project: Sports Field Renovation for Institución Educativa Manzanillo del Mar
Place: Vereda Manzanillo del Mar; Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
PoP: June, 2013-December, 2013
Value: $50,000 USD
Description: The Foundation performed a sports field renovation for the socio-economic vulnerable school located in Manzanillo del Mar, where over 150 students can now enjoy a more suitable place to practice soccer and other sports.
Project: Work Shop and Beach Clean Up for Institución Educativa Arroyo de Piedra
Place: Arroyo de Piedra, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
PoP: September, 2018
Value: $30,000 USD
Description: Centerline Services personnel and key members of the foundation travelled to this vulnerable site along with a group of volunteers. The first place visited was the actual school, where we delivered an informational and interactive workshop to 80+ students and staff, regarding environmental awareness, the importance of solidarity and social service. After this, we all went to the beach where we collected 2 tons of garbage which included items such as: bottle caps, plastic bags, soda cans, toothbrushes, etc. The project made a significant psycho-social impact on the community as a whole and a betterment to the environment.