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VENTANA DEL SOUL

Solutions for Social Unification and Stability

Ventana del Soul is a 501c3 charitable organization for experiential learning and personal growth. Our primary focus is to foster unity and stability within the United States and around the world.

HOW WE DEVELOP SOLUTIONS FOR CRITICAL SOCIAL ISSUES

  • We approach critical social issues from a practical perspective, rather than using theory or abstract principles

  • We create synergy by considering all stakeholders and by collaborating with a wide network of alliances

  • We develop sustainable solutions for the benefit of everyone

PROGRAMS

  • Ventana del Soul – Bee Harmony and Drum Program

  • Abundant Funding Strategy for Community Organizations

  • Queen Bee Club – for Harmonizers around the world

  • Youth Programs – Bee Club & Wee Bee Club

  • Social Entrepreneurial Ventures

  • School Programs & Local Community Opportunities


The Developmental Assets® framework by Search Institute* is the foundation of all Ventana del Soul programs and activities. 

Click here to see The Developmental Assets®

 
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ABOUT

Ventana del Soul just opened its national headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont! Since its founding in the aftermath of 9/11 in 2001, Ventana del Soul helped uplift at-risk children (ages 10+) and adults who had been incarcerated. 

The new Ventana del Soul is a "Garden Club" of sorts that fosters healing and growth through social entrepreneurial ventures and experiential learning opportunities with Social Entrepreneurs, a.k.a. "Queen Bees" around the world.

Our Board of Directors & Collaborators

 
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QUEEN BEES

Queen Bees identify critical social issues in their communities, then dedicate themselves to creating a unifying solution (Honeycomb) to strengthen their community for the benefit of everyone (the Hive). Queen Bees are vital to the wellbeing of our communities and Ventana del Soul honors and supports their local community efforts (Gardens) through grants and donations and through its

Bee Harmony and Drum Program.

Queen Bees can purchase Bee Drums designed by Vermont Singing Drum at a greatly reduced price and auction them to raise funds for their local efforts. All proceeds from Bee Drum sales to support Queen Bee Gardens across the country.

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VERMONT SINGING DRUM

The Vermont Singing Drum is a world renown drum and therapeutic tool with the sounds of eight singing bowls in one awe-inspiring instrument. Collected and used by meditators, healers and yoga practitioners worldwide, demand for the Vermont Singing Drum has grown far beyond the company's capacity to build them.

Tim Danyliw, musician, artist and founder of Vermont Singing Drums, wanted school children across the country to experience the calming and unifying effects of his drums and Ventana del Soul is stepping in to support his social efforts and make his dream a reality.

Tim is a Queen Bee, schools are his Gardens, children, teachers and school administrators are his Hive, the Bee Drums provide the experiential learning Nectar, and everyone experiences

its calming and unifying effects - Honey.

CLICK TO HEAR THE DRUM

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VENTANA DEL SOUL

Ventana del Soul produces Bee Drums on a large scale to support Queen Bee Gardens. We also develop sustainable social entrepreneurial projects across the United States that demonstrate the power of strong collaborations that deliver sweet community benefits for everyone!


Clare is a Queen Bee, Ventana del Soul is her Garden, social entrepreneurs, children, healers, artists and musicians are her Hive, the Bee Drums provide the experiential Nectar,

and everyone benefits - Honey.

 
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Vincent van Gogh

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

 
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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES

Solutions for Social Unification and Stability

SOMOS HOTEL & SPA

A sustainable approach to critical social issues

that benefits everyone!

CAPITAL INVESTMENT

  • One for profit, full-service hotel with a
    professional hotel management team

  • Two limited-service hotels for student
    housing and training facilities

  • Apartment community for
    students with children


In addition to providing training for all departments and levels of hospitality management, SOMOS provides training, professional certifications and entrepreneurial opportunities for a multitude of occupations in Hospitality, Culinary, Healing/Spa Therapies and Treatments, HVAC, Audio/Video, Commercial Equipment Repair, Engineering, Landscaping and Pool Maintenance.  


Business and entrepreneurial ventures can also be explored and realized by those who want to experience the American Dream.


The SOMOS project is a workforce development solution for veterans, persons reentering society and the homeless. Revenues generated by the hotel help sustain the programs, create social change, and benefit everyone!

SOMOS INSPIRATION INCUBATOR

SOMOS Inspiration Incubator aids in the reentry of homeless persons and other at-risk adults. It helps develop opportunities to create abundance and social change through social entrepreneurial ventures and small business startups.  

SOMOS provides student housing, workspaces, mentorship, education, resources and experiential learning opportunities to help ideas take shape during the early stages of business incubation. 


The Inspiration Incubator is an empowering and fulfilling opportunity for those who want to be a part of the solution. Startup funding is available for innovative social ventures and franchises, and equipment and startup grants are available for entrepreneurs who successfully complete certification courses. 

The SOMOS Inspiration Incubator is a dream come true for job creation and positive social community development!

 THRIVERS' WEB

A Path Out of Human Trafficking

CAPITAL INVESTMENT​

  • One limited-service hotel for high security student
    housing and training facilities

  • Secure surveillance center and training
    facilities separate from housing

  • Remote video monitoring and surveillance equipment

Human trafficking thrivers work together to create a sustainable nationwide network for human trafficking surveillance. Thrivers' Web installs and monitors remote video surveillance systems at bus stations, airports, hotels, motels, truck stops, parking lots and other human trafficking hotspots.


Thrivers' Web is a nonprofit organization that trains, empowers and pays survivors to identify traffickers and their victims. Service contracts with hotels, airports, and community associations make this social venture sustainable and scalable!

Job and social franchise opportunities with training abound for thrivers who work to free others!

MARISABEL'S CARE DAY

Marisabel's Care Day is a sustainable, experiential learning program that brings rescued dogs, puppies and kittens to children in care including residential treatment centers, group homes, daycares and after school programs.


The mission is to bring love and joy into the lives of children and rescued pets and to teach children how to whisper to animals and how to be responsible pet caretakers.

Marisabel's Care Day collaborates with 4-H, animal rescues and schools. Job and social franchise opportunities with training for thrivers who love animals and want to help children connect!

 
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MAKE THE HIVE THRIVE!
SUPPORT YOUR QUEEN BEES

Your hive needs you. Give us a Buzz if you have a social project in mind or if you would like to support a current Queen Bee Project.

 

CONTACT VENTANA DEL SOUL

Learn more about how you can help make the hive thrive!

or Call: 802-448-0432