This profile was prepared when Alberto Croce was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
The New Idea
Alberto is coordinating a nation-wide network that enables youth organizations to share information about local projects. Whereas in the past these groups have worked in isolation, the new system encourages dialogue about successful programs. Organizations then modify the program to fit local needs, and a team of national education and youth experts reinforce the process by providing feedback and support.