Community Outreach

Feria Agostina

Feria Agostina is held on McArthur Park every year and attract more than 40,000 people during the three days that the festivities take place.

For more information on this event or on how to become a sponsor or participate please call El Rescate or visit

Salvadoreños en el Mundo

The Salvadoran organizations in the United States organized the First International Convention of Salvadoran Communities Residing Abroad, in Los Angeles, California in 2003. The Second International Convention of Salvadorans in the World was held at the George Washington University and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Followed by the Third International Convention of Salvadorans in the World held at the Harvard Faculty Club at the University of Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts and The Fourth International Convention of Salvadorans in the World held for the first time in San Salvador, El Salvador, commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Diaspora. In 2007, the fifth convention was held in Los Angeles.

The organizations hosting the first event were: El Rescate, United Salvadoran Civic Committee of Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, ASALI Salvadoran American Association of Long Island, NY, Salvadoran Civic Committee of New York, DEFISAL Salvadoran Festivities Committee of Los Angeles, CHULA United Chalatecos of Los Angeles, Salvadoran Emergency Committee of San Francisco, CA., National Central American Roundtable, Salvadoran Foundation in Las Vegas, NV, and the Salvadoran Society of Edmonton, Canada.

The Salvadoran Communities residing abroad count with a long history of humanitarian and charitable projects, emergency aid, and socioeconomic development projects for the country. Activities of great impact are funded by community remittances that are collected through multiple cultural activities, recreational events, corporate donations, and individual gifts from kindness of our peoples’ hearts. Those contributions total more than $3 billion dollars worth of family remittances that Salvadorans send home annually, which also constitute the most vital funds entering El Salvador’s economy every year.

El Rescate is working together with the International Organizing Committee of Salvadorans in the World and the Local Organizing Committee of the Sixth International Convention of Salvadorans in the World, which will take place in El Salvador in 2008.