Tu Puedes

Tu Puedes ("You Can") was started by WPC members Ruben and Debra Damiani in 1998.  Since then, the school they began has grown from a few students to include several grades.  The Damianis make regular trips to the Dominican Republic.  Recently, one of our staff was able to visit.  We hope to take a group to the DR in 2008.





Mission at Westminster takes several forms:

  • Participation in local Trenton programs, including Get Set, Take it to the Street days, back to school programs, and other projects.
  • Visits by PCUSA co-workers, such as Donna and Edgar Moros and Ted Wright.
  • Support for Presbytery groups and trips (for instance, one of our youth went to Taiwan with the presbytery in 2001).
  • Annual support for Tu Puedes in the Dominican Republic.
  • Cooperation with members, who come from more than a dozen different countries.


 Pastor Karen, Rev. Dr. Karla Koll (from Guatemala), and Jon Seitz