Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2008
    This description of Dorothy Stoneman's work was prepared when Dorothy Stoneman was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
    Dorothy Stoneman has built an international network of programs that offer disadvantaged youth the opportunity to develop skills, vision, and attitude to take themselves and their communities out of poverty. The work of Stoneman and her colleagues is reaching people that other programs often do not, including tens of thousands of America’s most disenfranchised, poor, and neglected teenagers and young adults, who have enormous intelligence and positive energy to contribute to society once they are engaged. In recent years it has been replicated in Canada, Mexico, Central America, South Africa, and Israel, with many other countries interested.
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