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Mission Statement

The Foundation seeks to provide "at-risk" youngsters with an exciting, challenging, nurturing environment in which they can discover not only what it means to love an animal, but what it means to love themselves. They learn about the care of horses, dogs, goats, chickens, rabbits, and cats--and how this menagerie not only co-exists peacefully but also thrives with people and one another.


Founded in 1993 by internationally known equestrienne and horse trainer Laura Casati, the nonprofit I CAN WE CAN foundation gives each child something different: Some need to feel cared for, and some need something to care about. I CAN WE CAN gives them both. Children and young people who visit the I CAN WE CAN (ICWC) foundation host farm just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia experience a multitude of events and emotions, all designed to give them a greater sense of self-worth and security in the world.

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by James P. from Washington, DC (2009-03-31 13:23:08.0)
I have worked extensively with this organization. My reason for stopping was my career moves, which took me further away from Charlottesville. I have seen the transformative work Laura Casati has done, and her use of human interaction with animals and art to bring out the best in young people who have been marginalized. The term "at risk" is certainly no longer valid: Madoff exposed the fact that we are all "at risk." I prefer to think of inner city youth as endangered seedlings. THe work that I Can We Can Foundation does is seek to turn the odds in favor of the the meek, the mild, the misunderstood. Who would have thought, just 4 years ago that Barak Obama could actually become President? He told a nation of people, yes we can, and they responded admirably. Now we need to refocus our efforts on the needs of our nation's future, which is in the form of all our children. I recommend this organization for what it is & what it could be. I know "I can" and I believe "we can