The Charity Development of Los Cabos (CDLC) was established in 2004 by Patricia and Arturo Pratt to honor Patricia’s parents, Doris and Milton Green of Knoxville, Tennessee. This foundation is intended to reflect the value of education, and its importance in the human life.
The goal of the Charity Development of Los Cabos in the Los Cabos region, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is to (A) advance and support the educational needs of the youth; (B) enhance the economic prospects for not only the youth but for the residents in the community, and (C) focus on eliminating poverty so that underprivileged youth will have the opportunity to graduate form high school and further their education by attending a vocational or higher education setting. Funding for the CDLC is obtained from supportive foundations and private investors.
Los Cabos is a municipality located at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California. The area encompasses the two towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. They are linked by a twenty mile resort corridor & championship golf courses. The main draw is vacationing where desert meets the sea, along with sportfishing, resorts, and golf tourism is the main economic activity with two million visitors per year.
The town of San Jose del Cabo is located at the foot of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, southwest of the capital of BCS. The city of Cabo San Lucas is twenty miles to the west of San Jose del Cabo and focuses on a Marina and entertainment district. Most visitors arrive by plane, on cruise ships as well as privately owned vessels.
According to CENEVAL (2010), one in three live in poverty, 6% extreme poverty, one in five substandard housing; one in three need food assistance; and junior high school is the average level of schooling with most parent not completing elementary education.
Advance & support the educational needs of youth, ages 18 & older.
To provide educational opportunities to young adults of Los Cabos that will empower them to achieve their dreams and have success and a plan for their future, exhibiting good character, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Our Core Values
ratitude: Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~William Arthur Ward
esponsibility: We take responsibility for our lives and actions, acknowledging that in order to be great leaders, we need to be responsible and accountable for what we do.
mpathy: We show consideration for one another and recognize each other’s differences.
xcellence: We cultivate excellence and train our youth to be agents of change in the world. We equip them with the skills and commitment to achieve their dreams and have a better future.
on-Conforming: We strive to transcend in everything that we do; not conforming with the ordinary, but with the extraordinary.