Primed Community
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Primed is a not-for-profit organinsation focused on learning and community. Our opportunities are offered through immersive experiences that support communities in situations of vulnerability. Primed experiences support our social projects in Medellin, Colombia. These projects provide meaningful opportunities for our community while faciliting impact through volunteering opportunities. Our learning programs combined with our community experiences create a sustainable community and learning opportunities for everyone. Connect through experiences you enjoy - language learning, dance, tours, mindfulness activities, cooking, and more. Our Storytellers are leaders and guides that share their stories about their communities. We're connected as a community in Comuna 13, Comuna 1, Comuna 4, and in and around Medellín. We're also expanding around Colombia.
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Jamie B
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I really enjoyed my spanish course at Primed. My teacher, Melissa, was really patient with me and she gave me the confidence to speak in spanish with her all the time. When I started the course we started with writing down my personal goals what I wanted to learn and to achieve at the end of the course. My goal was to help myself out in spanish during the dailystuff, for example having diner in a restaurant, and I wanted to be able to have basic conversations. Because of Melissa her patience, practical and fun lessons I achieved my goals
Written January 17, 2020
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Always happy to help people achieve their goals! Thanks for your support Jamie
Written February 3, 2020
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Marusch
Hamburg4 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
I was a volunteer for Primed Community for approximately 3 months and fell so in love with the concept, that I became a student myself. And I have to say, the methodology is great. It is exactly what you need, when you want to learn to speak in Spanish on various topics in various environments. Melisa (my teacher) really became a friend and we had exotic Spanish sessions sich as museum visit at her uni, visit at the Botanical garden, yoga sessions in Spanish and and and. At Primed you learn to trully speak, whether in Spanish or in English. The concept of social work, community development and language learning makes this organisation so special.
Written January 22, 2020
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Awesome to hear about your experience! We're so happy that you were able to take advantage of every part of our Primed Community, be immersed and also give back. Thank you!
Written February 3, 2020
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Ornella A
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Solo
I went from a high beginner to a high intermediate level of Spanish in 2 months thanks to my private classes and volunteering with Primed. Beyond the carefully planned Spanish classes, immersive experiences are what make the school so special! Through Primed, I was able to attend champeta dance classes, get a private tour of Santo Domingo, assist with English classes offered to the San Javier community or visit a local food market with a guide. By the end of my stay, I was able to hold a full 1 hour uninterrupted conversation with my taxi driver on my way to the Medellin Airport, and host a one hour online workshop IN SPANISH on gender equality, my area of professional expertise (check me out of Primed's Facebook page). I'm currently back in Canada working at a job where Spanish skills are a strong asset. I couldn't have been happier with my choice.

I also can't recommend Medellin (and Colombia as a whole) enough. The culture, the nightlife, the weather, the infrastructure, the friendliness, all make it an ideal environment to perfect your language learning. I still miss Colombia and Primed dearly. Covid-19 made me leave prematurely, but I will be back!
Written May 28, 2020
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Ornella, thank you so much! It has been a pleasure having you involved in everything that is Primed. Thanks for taking advantage of the opportunity and sharing your knowledge with our community. All the best!
Written October 26, 2020
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Caroline B
5 contributions
Feb 2019
I was volunteer at Prime for 5 months. 5 amazing months of teaching English in Santo Domingo. Popular education at a really good level. I also had the chance to learn Spanish through the community. Melissa was my teacher, the best ever ! I recommend strongly this amazing experience that teaches you a lot, surrounded by beautiful people. .
Written January 24, 2020
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Thanks for the support Caroline! It was great to have you as part of our team for 5 months. You left an impact in our community and our students were happy for your help
Written February 3, 2020
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Flowjow
Europe3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
For our stay in Medellin we were looking for a spanishcourse and found the primed community just by accident and spontaneously.
We were so lucky to find this place and felt taken seriously at the first moment. The staff is really helpful and took the time to find the best fitting course for us (intense 3 hours a day).
And now: Our teacher Meli was the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher we were able to think of. We just can recommend primed for a spanishcourse fully.
Written February 1, 2020
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Thank you for your support Flo! We were delighted to have you as part of our community and that you had such a good time in our Spanish classes. Next time we can get you more involved in the projects. Have a great trip
Written February 3, 2020
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Meli
Medellin, Colombia2 contributions
Jun 2020
My English went from basic to fluent with Primed Community, I was a volunteer teaching english to the kids in Comuna 13 and I had the opportunity to get involved with the community. What an amazing experience being part of the Primed Community. I have been a Spanish teacher for more than four years. It is a great place to work, have fun, volunteer, meet new people and enjoy the city.

The fluency program really helped me speak English fluently and being part of the Primed Community really helped me grow as a professional as well as a person.
Written July 10, 2020
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happy to have you as part of our community :)
Written October 26, 2020
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Joe H
1 contribution
Jun 2020 • Solo
Primed are doing brilliant work in Medellin. I'm currently taking Spanish lessons and thoroughly enjoying it.

If you're looking to learn Spanish, volunteer or meet some amazing people then Primed is the one 👍
Written June 1, 2020
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Thank you so much! We enjoy having you as part of our community
Written October 26, 2020
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Kathryn M
New York City, NY89 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were scheduled to meet our tour guide who was unable to meet up. So Yulieth came at the last minute to lead the group. She is bursting with positivity about sharing the story of rebirth of her community, Comuna 13. She led us up the long hill explaining the approach to graffiti, describing the various artists and artwork, how the new escalators were built, and lastly the heroic story of how the mothers were critical to it’s renewal. On the way, we stopped for home made ice cream, slid down a slide, and saw old photos of the past. I left with her positive energy filling me up. Please don’t miss this tour!
Written July 4, 2019
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We're so happy that you enjoyed the experience- how delicious are those ice creams! Thanks to your support we can continue our work with the community
Written February 3, 2020
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OrlieK
Brooklyn, NY31 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
The donations for this tour support Proyecto Prime, an organization that works with kids from Comuna 13 (and other communities) teaching English, arts education and community organization. Yulieth, who grew up and still lives here, shared with us the history and stories, including some personal experiences, from the horrible past through the transformation of what we see today, a future of hope. We traveled up on the new escalators, saw lots of incredible graffiti art, watched a group of kids break dancing, and ended with some delicious homemade ice-cream. An extremely engaging tour.
Written January 22, 2019
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Julivepi
Medellin, Colombia1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Solo
Gracias por compartir inglés y sus experiencias con nosotros. Son lo mejor!
Thank you for sharing english and your experiences with us. You are great!
Written September 7, 2020
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you're welcome! Thanks for joining our community
Written October 26, 2020
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