This description of Héctor Castillo Berthier's work was prepared when Héctor Castillo Berthier was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
Héctor Castillo has brought rival gang members together to build and manage a community center. This center is a unique space where youth come together to showcase their talents and culture and begin building bridges to the surrounding communities.
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Hector's strategy is to continue to employ this project in other areas of Mexico City and internally throughout the country, not excluding direct or indirect participation with other organizations or government authorities. This remains an inclusive non-profit organization.

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