This description of Ausra Kuriene's work was prepared when Ausra Kuriene was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Ausra Kuriene is empowering children and families at risk through community education and by promoting civic participation. She is creating an active network to arrest the development of more serious childhood psychological problems. Her approach moves away from the traditional, inefficient model to a broad civic movement involving key players.
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