North America

Country: Mexico
Organization: PASOS

Through training in and support for management information systems, Jasmine Aguilar is enabling rural citizens' groups in Mexico to draw lessons from their work and develop long-term strategies by expanding their access to information about their own and one another's programs and successes.

Country: Guatemala
Organization: Noticias de mi Gente

Luis Aguilar is reviving rural Guatemalan villages socially, culturally, and economically by creating and maintaining a platform for communication between the communities and their emigrant family members abroad. This platform also facilitates remittances to create jobs in the communities and catalyzes migrant-sponsored development projects that allow the villages to prosper from their...

Country: Costa Rica
Organization: Fundación Acción Joven

José Miguel Aguilar Berrocal founded the Fundación Acción Joven (Foundation for Youth Action), a Costa Rican citizen organization that allows university students to fulfill required community service hours through specially designed projects in public secondary schools.

Country: El Salvador

María Eugenia Aguilar helps young Salvadoran people apply native knowledge and skills to modern business, instilling pride in indigenous culture and preserving community ties.

Country: Mexico
Organization: Risaterapia AC

Using volunteers trained in clown techniques, improvisation, and communication skills, Andrés Aguilar is promoting a culture of volunteerism and civic engagement throughout Mexico.

Country: Mexico

Asserting long-standing but disregarded environmental protection legislation, Gustavo Alanis presents the Mexican citizen sector, government, industry, and everyday citizens with the tools and training to get involved, clean up, and protect the natural resources of Mexico.

Country: Mexico

When Guadalupe was told that her small son had leukemia, she came face to face with the tragedy of children with cancer. She was brought into contact with children suffering from the disease whose families, unlike her own, were unable to pay for treatment. Almost immediately, Guadalupe began to fight for these children, forcing Mexican society to face up to the needs of families who had...

Country: Mexico
Organization: DanceAbility

Alito Alessi is breaking the walls of isolation and creating opportunities for positive and visible interactions between people with and without disabilities through his dance program, DanceAbility.

Country: Mexico

In an urban, border environment pervaded by broken dreams of a better life in the United States, where the best prospect most young people can hope for is employment in the maquiladora factories on the U.S.-Mexico border. Teresa Almada is developing a new approach to the prevention and treatment of drug abuse among adolescents.

Country: Mexico

Guillermo Alonso is developing a culture of regard for children's rights by building cooperation among citizens' organizations who work on their behalf and incorporating children directly into communities' decision-making processes in southeastern Mexico.

For the past twenty-five years, Frank Altman has been transforming community development finance in the US by creating new incentives for mainstream financial institutions to funnel capital into low-income communities across the country. While Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are mandated to serve the needs of these communities, they often do not have access to the capital...

Country: Mexico
Organization: Cooperativa Tetepan, DAPISA

Eduardo Alva Quintero is spreading his model for workers' cooperatives among unemployed workers, like those in the fish industry, who have lost their jobs as a result of the official privatization/ modernization policies of the Mexican Government. Eduduardo is incorporating social awarness campaigns in his organizing efforts by also promoting the cooperative's product by educating the poorer...

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