September 17, 2020

The impacts of COVID-19 on education: Where do we go from here?

Earlier this year, as education systems around the world began to close as a result of the growing COVID-19 pandemic, it quickly became clear that our individual and collective responses, as with all disasters and emergencies, would occur in two phases: emergency response and recovery. Globally, we currently find ourselves somewhere in the middle of... View Article

The impacts of COVID-19 on education: Where do we go from here?

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March 18, 2019

Peace Action Ideas

Building sustainable peace and addressing structures of injustice requires empowering students of all ages to recognize themselves as active agents of transformation, as peacebuilders, in their classrooms and communities. In 2018, we shared a lesson plan “Peace Action Contest”, where we invited students to share creative advocacy and awareness-raising campaign ideas that contribute to promoting... View Article

Peace Action Ideas

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January 14, 2019

St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland participates in the Red Chair Project

This past November, at Saint Ignatius High School (Cleveland, OH), our student justice group, Ignatians for Peace and Justice has taken part in the Red Chair (“La Silla Roja”) Project for the second time in three years.  Students made signs, wrote articles, painted and displayed 11 red chairs around the school with facts about global education, created... View Article

St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland participates in the Red Chair Project

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December 11, 2018

Peace Action Contest

January 30th is the School Day of Non-violence and Peace, a day to reflect on the importance of promoting peace and equality in our communities. This year, we invite you to participate in the first ever Peace Action Contest, where students will work collaboratively to present an advocacy/awareness-raising campaign idea that promotes peace-building skills within their school community.... View Article

Peace Action Contest

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October 29, 2018

Immaculata-Lasalle High School: Solidarity with Venezuela

A group of young leaders from Immaculata-Lasalle High School in Miami, Florida, worked together to raise funds, goods and supplies for the educational project of Fe y Alegría in Venezuela, an institution with a long history and social commitment dedicated to the right to education for more than 6 decades in Latin America, Africa and... View Article

Immaculata-Lasalle High School: Solidarity with Venezuela

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May 21, 2018

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: Let’s Educate Global Citizens

[This is an adapted version in English of the post published originally in Spanish in the blog of Entreculturas – Fe y Alegría Spain] In the current framework of globalization and multiculturalism, it is necessary to educate global citizens. People capable of living in diversity from values ​​that promote human rights, to understanding the relations of interdependence... View Article

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: Let’s Educate Global Citizens

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April 10, 2018

Pulling Up Poverty by Its Roots

Moved by Sebastian Torres’s stories of growing up in Colombia—stories of internally displaced people and the decades-long armed conflict—and following the historic 2016 peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC, Andrew Hanna and Torres, students at Tampa’s Jesuit High School, were inspired to act. And with the hope of broadening opportunities for their Colombian... View Article

Pulling Up Poverty by Its Roots

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March 15, 2018

“Fe y Alegría is what we need to catalyze the change we want.”

I had the privilege to attend Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, a top quality Jesuit institution in Caracas, Venezuela. The integral education I received made me cultivate a powerful connection with the value of excellence, as well as a profound commitment to service and a strong appetite for becoming a factor of change in the... View Article

“Fe y Alegría is what we need to catalyze the change we want.”

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March 15, 2018

6th Global Meeting of the Youth Solidarity Network

In mid-February, the 6th Global Meeting of Entreculturas-Fe y Alegría’s Youth Solidarity Network took place. 280 participants came from 9 countries where Fe y Alegría is located, as well as from the Autonomous Communities in Spain where the Network is present joined together; the 6th Global Meeting was a huge success in terms of participation,... View Article

6th Global Meeting of the Youth Solidarity Network

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December 13, 2017

What does it mean to “Be more to serve better”?

 “How far will our ingenuity, excitement and longing fly? I would love to find the heirs of our great hopes,…”[1] While reading these words from Fe y Alegría’s founder, Father José María Vélaz, I read between the lines that he dreamt of transcendence, and this has led me to remember all of my “experiences of... View Article

What does it mean to “Be more to serve better”?

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September 13, 2017

Catharine Steffens: “We are called to be in solidarity with the poor and marginalized across our vast Jesuit Network”

Written by Catharine S. Steffens, Georgetown Preparatory School “An hour outside of Buenos Aires you find the town of San Miguel. While one side of the town has beautiful weekend and family homes, the other side shows a different reality. This side of San Miguel is where the Centro Educativo de Nivel Secundario and the... View Article

Catharine Steffens: “We are called to be in solidarity with the poor and marginalized across our vast Jesuit Network”

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June 15, 2017

VIDEO | La Silla Roja Project: Building a Global Education Movement

“To me, the Silla Roja represents all the work we have to do and the steps we have to take for those 263 million youth that don’t go to school.” – A Georgetown Prep High School Student This year, 8 Jesuit schools across the United States participated in La Silla Roja project, learning about the... View Article

VIDEO | La Silla Roja Project: Building a Global Education Movement

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April 14, 2017

Snow Cones for Haiti: From St. Louis to Port-au-Prince

[St. Louis University High School students Andrew Modder, Blake Johnson and Michael Rueckert, founding members of the SLUH Snow Cone Club.] When Andrew Modder and Blake Johnson, then juniors at St. Louis University High School, first attended the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in 2015, the annual gathering hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, they... View Article

Snow Cones for Haiti: From St. Louis to Port-au-Prince

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March 28, 2017

Elena Gourlis: “It was heartwarming to see the ways American and Argentine students became friends”

The Hyde Center for Global Education at Boston College High School, along with Friends of Fe y Alegría in the U.S., is participating in the Jesuit School’s Network (JSN) Hemispheres initiative, a venture to encourage “global companionship” among JSN schools during 2016-17 school year. Elena Gourlis, Assistant Director at the Hyde Center, first came across... View Article

Elena Gourlis: “It was heartwarming to see the ways American and Argentine students became friends”

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December 05, 2016

To all La Silla Roja volunteers: Happy Day!

On December 5th, International Volunteer Day, we not only celebrate volunteerism in all its facets – but we also pay special tribute to volunteers working to strengthen the global education community in schools around the United States by working with us on La Silla Roja. Through volunteerism, individuals can impact their students and schools by raising awareness with their actions... View Article

To all La Silla Roja volunteers: Happy Day!

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November 20, 2016

Global Education materials: Universal Children’s Day

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the... View Article

Global Education materials: Universal Children’s Day

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October 07, 2016

Back to School For Some, But Not All

(Foto credit: Kelly Olson) As the new school year begins, we at Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States are reminded of the millions of children and adolescents worldwide who are unable, for a variety of factors, to attend school. According to a new policy paper by UNESCO, there are around 263 million... View Article

Back to School For Some, But Not All

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