The first time I heard about Eva’s Heroes was from Eva Longoria herself, who told the story of how growing up with a special-needs sister changed her perspective and her priorities. The organization aims to enrich the lives of young adults with intellectual and special needs. The organization is based in San Antonio, but Longoria hopes to expand the program in the future.
Longoria Founded the organization, and tell the story of her sister Elizabeth, who was born intellectually disabled. The story goes that Longoria’s mother became a special education teacher, and that Longoria herself grew up knowing about the special needs community.
Part of the organization’s work includes inviting young people from 14 to 21 years of age to The Eva’s Heroes Enrichment Center. Activities include group art & crafts, sports, cooking, computers and more.
The non-profit has been around since 2006.
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