Fellows by Category

Mexico

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.

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.

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.

Mexico

Emilio Alvarez is helping to ensure that Mexico's commercial media are engaging with the country's current struggle for democracy. He does this by enabling citizen organizations to utilize the media, and each other, more effectively. In so doing, he is reshaping the field of "social communications" in Mexico.

Mexico

Raul Mendoza is unleashing creativity for social development in indigenous and low-income communities in Mexico. His organization, Germinalia, is using creative education and the transformation of public spaces into “spaces of possibility” to help individuals, especially young people, define their own identity and see the power of their own...

Nicaragua

In Central America, the breakdown of law and order during the past twenty years has led to high levels of domestic violence against women and youth, but violence in the home has been treated as a taboo subject and dialogue has been difficult in these polarized societies. Amy, an American who has lived in Nicaragua for 22 years, created Meeting...

Nicaragua

Flaviano Bianchini equips communities and grassroots citizen organizations (COs) with the ability to measure the harmful consequences of natural resource extraction and bring lawsuits against their perpetrators. 

Mexico

María de los Ángeles Carvajal is an environmentalist working in the Gulf of California where she is creating conditions for more sustainable development through SuMar. As Mexico’s coastal regions are being excessively developed and communities are exploiting the natural resources, thus damaging the environment, María seeks viable solutions that...

Mexico

Blanca Castañon first created a center that provides a model program of personalized education and support for street children in Oaxaca. Now, through FOCO ("focus"), a new organization, Blanca is extending her center's unique management discipline from the street children arena to a broader range of human service organizations.

Mexico

Determined to break with established paradigms of environmental conservation, Juan José Consejo is pioneering solutions to ecological destruction that involve both social and technological innovation.

Mexico

Centro Educacion Ambiental y Accion Ecologica, A.C.

Rogelio Cova, one of the founding fathers of Mexico's PVO movement, is working to strengthen the weakest links in Mexico's emerging environmental movement: local government and community organizations.

Nicaragua

Ana has created a Central America-wide fund to finance grassroots women’s groups throughout the region in order to foster integral development of Central American society with a gender perspective.

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