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Laura Wilson Phelan

Ashoka Fellow since jul 2019

United States

By building authentic relationships among diverse groups of parents through structured dialogues about their backgrounds, race and equity, and goals for their children, Laura Wilson Phelan has developed a proven model that allows school communities to embrace the goal of “collective well-being,”...

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Elena Calistru

Ashoka Fellow since jul 2019

Romania

In a country with deep mistrust in politicians and policy-makers, with endemic corruption and clientelism deeply rooted in local culture and practices, with ineffective and unaccountable public administration, where civil society can easily become disengaged, Elena is using research-based, data...

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Jennifer Lexmond

Ashoka Fellow since jul 2019

United Kingdom

Jen is building a more socially mobile society by inspiring parents and children everywhere to learn through play

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Germana Soares

Ashoka Fellow since jul 2019

Brazil

Germana Soares is the founder and leader of a movement to guarantee access to healthcare and education by pioneering a strong community-based advocacy for children with the Zika Virus Congenital Syndrome and their families at a national state level.

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João Souza

Ashoka Fellow since jul 2019

Brazil

João co-created and is spreading a comprehensive and inclusive methodology to teach favela and other vulnerable area’s residents education for life. He is reinventing learning for adults in favelas and paving the way for more inclusive entrepreneurship and educational ecosystem for individuals with...

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Alberto Alemanno

Ashoka Fellow since jun 2019

Belgium

Alberto Alemanno is empowering citizens to turn away from passively consuming to actively shaping public policy. Through The Good Lobby, he enables people to become citizen lobbyists, by equipping them with key civic and legal skills through a citizen lobbying toolbox, by providing inspiration from...

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Arturo Hernandez

Ashoka Fellow since jun 2019

Mexico

Los Supercívicos is creating a movement of active, engaged citizens and more accountable governments by making civic participation easier and more accessible through the use of humor and technology.

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Mauro Antonio Vargas Urías

Ashoka Fellow since jun 2019

Mexico

Mauro is inspiring a cultural shift towards gender equity and the inclusion of gender perspectives in laws, workplace programs, and school curricula throughout Mexico, through impactful collaborations across sectors and within various government bodies.

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Carolina Contreras

Ashoka Fellow since jun 2019

Mexico

Miss Rizos works to eradicate the discrimination against the curly hair characteristic of Afro-descendant populations as a means of addressing broader issues related to race and color.

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Claudia Thomas Riché is creating a collaborative network of nurses and positioning nurses as health changemakers within and beyond the clinic walls, into the community, in order to promote better health habits and disease prevention.

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