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 21, 2018

Youth: Agents of Transformation in Migration Advocacy

Nearly 100 young people of 50 nationalities gathered at the Youth Forum in Marrakech for the ratification of the first United Nations Global Compact on Migration. The representative from Fe y Alegrías youth network, “Red Generación 21+”, Rosalía González – accompanied by Macarena Romero, from Entreculturas- Fe y Alegría España – shares what she experienced... View Article

Youth: Agents of Transformation in Migration Advocacy

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September 12, 2018

Fé e Alegria Brasil semifinalist for the Itaú-Unicef Award 2018

The Itaú-Unicef Award is one of the most important indicators of excellence in the service sector in Brazil. This year, for the 13th edition of the Itaú-Unicef Award, more than 3,500 projects that work to guarantee the rights of children, adolescents and young people throughout the country were submitted for consideration. Projects are divided into... View Article

Fé e Alegria Brasil semifinalist for the Itaú-Unicef Award 2018

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September 12, 2018

Fe y Alegría Colombia recognized with the Best Workplace award 2018

CompuTrabajo, an online employment platform that awards the best companies to work for in Colombia based on the experience of current and former employees, has added Fe y Alegría Colombia within the TOP 50 of the best companies to work for in Colombia, placing them at number 14 with a score of 4.4 out of... View Article

Fe y Alegría Colombia recognized with the Best Workplace award 2018

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August 10, 2018

Educating for transformation through community partnership

It was 2001 when, after countless meetings and conversations between the Maryland and Bolivian Provinces of the Society of Jesus, a partnership between Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) and Fe y Alegría Bolivia began. SJU, Philadelphia’s Jesuit Catholic University, through its Faith-Justice Institute, found in Fe y Alegría Bolivia the perfect partner to catalyze their efforts... View Article

Educating for transformation through community partnership

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May 30, 2018

The Patricias of Fe y Alegría

In 1955, Abraham Reyes and Patricia García de Reyes donated part of their house so that the first school of Fe y Alegría could be created. Patricia is our inspiration to identify women –laics and religious- who generously and silently have given their hearts and souls to keep our educational movement strong. We have called... View Article

The Patricias of Fe y Alegría

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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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April 04, 2018

Hatching the Generation 21 Network – Reflections from Juan Pablo Rayo

Just a few weeks ago I had the chance to accompany more than 15 young people from different Fe y Alegría communities, who had the chance to meet each other in Spain and live three special moments: First, they visited and shared experiences with numerous groups that belong to Red Solidaria de Jóvenes, the Youth... View Article

Hatching the Generation 21 Network – Reflections from Juan Pablo Rayo

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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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October 23, 2017

Mercedes Alarcón, Fe y Alegría Argentina teacher, awarded Fulbright Scholarship

                                                                          [Photo by Monteserín Fotografía for Friends of Fe y Alegría] Mercedes Alicia Alarcón Romero, an elementary teacher at... View Article

Mercedes Alarcón, Fe y Alegría Argentina teacher, awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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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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May 20, 2017

May 21st: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

[Photo courtesy of www.nextbillion.net] May 21st is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and, on this occasion, our partners at Entreculturas-Fe y Alegría Spain offer an educational resource oriented to learning from indigenous cultures how to interact with nature and to discover that in our day to day we can incorporate... View Article

May 21st: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

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January 27, 2017

Ann Marie Jursca Keffer (PA): “We integrate the work of Fe y Alegría in our Data Analysis workshops”

Saint Joseph’s University and Fe y Alegría Bolivia first began a partnership in 2001, with the goal of working in three areas: (1) training and research, (2) immersion trips and (3) fundraising initiatives. While the partnership remains primarily focused in the aforementioned areas the partnership continues to develop and evolve based on partners’ needs, resources... View Article

Ann Marie Jursca Keffer (PA): “We integrate the work of Fe y Alegría in our Data Analysis workshops”

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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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