September 08, 2020

Crisis after crisis, UCA Managua forges on

For over two years—since April 2018—Nicaragua has faced serious social and civil unrest. What started as peaceful protests in response to a planned overhaul of the social security system quickly escalated, as the government violently cracked down on the student-led protests. As a result, and in light of the government’s ongoing human rights violations, calls... View Article

Crisis after crisis, UCA Managua forges on

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April 04, 2020

Messages of Hope

Over the past two months the COVID-19 pandemic has forced one-third of the world’s population to stay home, testing the resilience of health systems, national economies and a myriad of human rights. The virus has had a paradoxical effect: on one hand it has equally affected all peoples and nationalities; on the other it has aggravated differences and highlighted inequalities.... View Article

Messages of Hope

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December 20, 2019

Hope in Canaan

The ground trembled beneath them and, in an instant, they lost everything. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere experienced its most devastating natural disaster ever and the damage was catastrophic. Close to 250,000 souls perished. More than 300,000 individuals were injured. Another 1.5 million people were forced to live in makeshift internally displaced person... View Article

Hope in Canaan

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December 06, 2019

Mothers Promoting Peace

After years of increasing violence in her community, Pernalete, an educator and human rights defender who has worked with Fe y Alegría for over three decades, decided that they had to do something. What were they not doing? What was missing? How would they address this brutal violence in their communities? Mothers who promote peace.

Mothers Promoting Peace

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October 22, 2019

Magis Americas joins USAID and the Inter-American Development’s “BetterTogether” Innovation Challenge for Venezuela

Magis Americas has joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as they launch the BetterTogether, JuntosEsMejor, Challenge. Under the new partnership, USAID and IDB will provide $13.5 million to crowdsource, fund, and scale innovative solutions that support Venezuelans inside the country, Venezuelans across Latin America and the Caribbean, and... View Article

Magis Americas joins USAID and the Inter-American Development’s “BetterTogether” Innovation  Challenge for Venezuela

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October 14, 2019

Following Jesuits’ call for “justice that builds peace in equity”, UN and Ecuadorian Bishop’s Conference announce deal between government, indigenous leaders

The United Nations and the Ecuadorian Bishop’s Conference announced a deal on Monday morning between the Ecuadorian government and indigenous leaders to end the International Monetary Fund-backed austerity package, known as “Decree 833”, and nation-wide protests, which have plagued the small Andean country over the past two weeks. According to the comuniqué, all parties have... View Article

Following Jesuits’ call for “justice that builds peace in equity”, UN and Ecuadorian Bishop’s Conference announce deal between government, indigenous leaders

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October 08, 2019

Magis Americas, Fe y Alegría and AUSJAL sign unprecedented agreement with IBM

Magis Americas, along with the International Federation of Fe y Alegría (FIFyA) and the Association of Universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America (AUSJAL), has signed an unprecedented agreement with IBM to expand the P-TECH education model in Latin America. As part of the agreement, Magis Americas will receive a $2 million... View Article

Magis Americas, Fe y Alegría and AUSJAL sign unprecedented agreement with IBM

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June 25, 2019

Latin American Jesuits launch “Déjate Abrazar”

  “Our Mother Amazon wants to tell us something … let’s embrace her.” With the upcoming Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region less than four months away, the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL) is launching a regional campaign to “embrace” our Mother Earth. Organized... View Article

Latin American Jesuits launch “Déjate Abrazar”

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May 09, 2019

Nicaragua: Revolution of Tenderness in Times of Crisis

Nicaragua is suffering a profound social fracture and polarization of visions due to the political, social and humanitarian crisis that began to worsen just over a year ago. Regardless of political positions, the at least 320 deaths according to figures from the IACHR, the hundreds of people arbitrarily detained and the thousands of migrants and... View Article

Nicaragua: Revolution of Tenderness in Times of Crisis

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April 04, 2019

Launch of EduRed

  The three education networks of the Conference of Provincials in Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL): The Latin American Federation of Schools of the Society of Jesus (FLACSI), Fe y Alegría and AUSJAL, gathered together in a wider alliance called EduRed. They have joined together to present the book “The Society of Jesus and the... View Article

Launch of EduRed

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March 28, 2019

The Crisis in Venezuela

The escalation of violence and the political, economic and social crisis facing Venezuela has caused a large number of people to find themselves in situations of extreme vulnerability, both inside and outside the country. According to the latest data provided by host countries, there are currently more than 3.3 million migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers... View Article

The Crisis in Venezuela

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March 20, 2019

Fe y Alegría’s work in the Pan Amazon Region

This week, the international conference on “Integral Ecology: A synodal response from the Amazon and other essential biomes/territories for the care of our common home” is taking place at Georgetown University. Organized by the REPAM Ecclesial Network, and with the support of the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of the United States and Canada – Office of Justice... View Article

Fe y Alegría’s work in the Pan Amazon Region

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March 14, 2019

Message to all Fellow Members of the Apostolic Body

As servants of Christ’s mission in Latin America and the Caribbean, from March 4-6, 51 lay people and priests, including 19 Jesuits, from various professional and academic sectors gathered to discuss political solutions to the crisis in Venezuela. We were convened by the Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL) and... View Article

Message to all Fellow Members of the Apostolic Body

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March 08, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day from Foi et Joie Haiti!

Happy International Women’s Day from Foi et Joie Haiti! For us, Women’s Day is about the struggle for justice, but it’s also about celebrating the amazing women who are the pillars of Foi et Joie, and supporting girls so they can thrive in our schools. As a Jesuit-led work, Foi et Joie Haiti takes gender... View Article

Happy International Women’s Day from Foi et Joie Haiti!

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March 05, 2019

The Jesuits of Latin America and the Caribbean speak out about the Venezuelan crisis

The Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL), the body that coordinates the common works of the Jesuits on the continent, speaks out about the political and social crisis facing Venezuela, and the implications, challenges and commitments for its Mission. This reflection and proposals are being presented in the framework of... View Article

The Jesuits of Latin America and the Caribbean speak out about the Venezuelan crisis

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March 05, 2019

Girls, tomorrow’s women, free from violence: we claim their rights at the United Nations

Today, girls exercising their right to education are more numerous than ever. Not only do they learn to read and write, but with every year that they continue their schooling after finishing primary school, they reduce their chances of getting married at a young age and they generate skills to make decisions about their future.... View Article

Girls, tomorrow’s women, free from violence: we claim their rights at the United Nations

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March 01, 2019

Education is key to saving the planet

This was the conclusion of a meeting of teachers from Fe y Alegría Ecuador’s Oscar Romero school and other educational institutions in the area, that were invited to the event that was carried out as part of the first Panamazonian Encounter of Fe y Alegría Schools. Antonio Pérez Esclarín and Fabricio Alaña, international experts, highlighted... View Article

Education is key to saving the planet

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February 28, 2019

Director of Fe y Alegría Venezuela: There are so many things to do, to dream, to design!

Dear friends, life is more beautiful when men and women of goodwill put their hearts and their enthusiasm in service of the common good. That’s why we tell everyone: let’s get to work for Venezuela with Fe y Alegría (Faith and Joy). (José María Vélaz, 1968) We all know and are experiencing that we are... View Article

Director of Fe y Alegría Venezuela: There are so many things to do, to dream, to design!

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February 23, 2019

Fe y Alegría Rejects Military Exercises in its Schools

  Manuel Aristorena SJ, issued a press release on Thursday, February 21st, rejecting the request made by a member of the Bolivarian National Guard who, accompanied by 80 soldiers from the security force, asked the director of the San Javier del Valle school, Mérida, to lend him the facilities to carry out military exercises from... View Article

Fe y Alegría Rejects Military Exercises in its Schools

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February 21, 2019

Haiti: Call for Urgent National Dialogue

Jean Denis Saint-Félix, Regional Superior of the Jesuits in Haiti, shared his reflections on the current situation in the country, calling for urgent dialogue in the face of corruption and impunity. We invite you to listen to his voice, and the voice of the Haitian people, in their struggle for justice and peace.  “Immediate, concrete... View Article

Haiti: Call for Urgent National Dialogue

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February 14, 2019

Fe y Alegría Colombia defends children’s rights through “Huellas de Ternura”

As part of the Global Fe y Alegría Movement, Fe y Alegría Colombia has joined the invitation extended by several Latin American organizations including: el Programa Centralidad de la Niñez, the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), World Vision Latin America, Caritas Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Inter-American Confederation of Catholic Education, to participate... View Article

Fe y Alegría Colombia defends children’s rights through “Huellas de Ternura”

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December 30, 2018

Foi et Joie Haïti school gets into the Christmas spirit … by throwing a party at the local prison

Foi et Joie (Fe y Alegría) works to ensure access to a quality education for all. As any Ignatian school can tell you, a quality education involves the whole person, and results in “women and men for others.” The way that one Foi et Joie school in Haiti chose to celebrate this Christmas is a... View Article

Foi et Joie Haïti school gets into the Christmas spirit … by throwing a party at the local prison

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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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December 12, 2018

A promising partnership: Belen Jesuit Prep and Foi et Joie Haïti

Since October 2018, Foi et Joie Haïti has begun a promising new partnership with Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, FL. Belen’s new Service Learning Coordinator, Teresita Gonzalez, has a long relationship with Haiti through her previous work in the Archdiocese of Miami. In dialogue with Foi et Joie, Mrs. Gonzalez teamed up with Johnny... View Article

A promising partnership: Belen Jesuit Prep and Foi et Joie Haïti

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December 11, 2018

Jesuit institutions play key role in “Work 4 Progress”

Under the title “The Work We Want – Social Innovation in Peru”, the Work 4 Progress initiative, promoted by La Caixa Foundation, was launched with prominent public and private entities involved and interested in innovation, in employment and self-employment to improve the living conditions of the population, with special attention to women and youth. In... View Article

Jesuit institutions play key role in “Work 4 Progress”

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November 15, 2018

Creating Real Possibilities for Hope

Matilde Moreno, RSCJ, is a Spanish religious sister who is the Coordinator of Pedagogy for Fe y Alegría Haiti. She has taken the time to share her story with us, describing the work of Fe y Alegría Haiti, and her dreams and hopes for the students, teachers and families she accompanies. Could you describe your... View Article

Creating Real Possibilities for Hope

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October 30, 2018

A Caravan of Dignity

The Jesuit Migrant Network of Latin America and the Caribbean recently published a statement on the importance of understanding the causes of the so-called “Migrant Caravan,” the fact that the security of the migrants is mainly what’s at stake, and the need to promote a culture of hospitality and solidarity with those fleeing situations of... View Article

A Caravan of Dignity

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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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October 15, 2018

UNESCO and Fe y Alegría Guatemala open first Malala Center in Latin America

Throughout history, gender inequality has been ever present. Even in the 21st century, discrimination persists. Many of us are witnesses to it. In some places it becomes more evident than in others, and  it continues to occur at all levels and social spheres. What is needed to achieve gender equality, a world where men and... View Article

UNESCO and Fe y Alegría Guatemala open first Malala Center in Latin America

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October 09, 2018

International Day of the Girl Child

  Every girl has the right to live free from violence, discrimination, intimidation and abuse. However, today, violence denies this right to millions of girls around the world and continues to be one of the most persistent, systematic and widespread violations of human rights. For this reason, on the occasion of the International Day of... View Article

International Day of the Girl Child

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October 05, 2018

International Federation of Fe y Alegría meets in Madrid

Between September 28th and October 1st, the XLVII International Fe y Alegría Federation Congress was held in Madrid. It was called “Fe y Alegría, a global movement. We educate on the frontiers”. The meeting, organized by Entreculturas, organization of Fe y Alegría in Spain, addressed topics such as Fe y Alegría’s current and future frontiers,... View Article

International Federation of Fe y Alegría meets in Madrid

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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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September 12, 2018

Q&A: Meet Emilio Travieso of Foi et Joie Haïti

Fr. Emilio Travieso, SJ, is the new Assistant Director of Foi et Joie Haïti (Fe y Alegría Haiti in French). Originally from Florida and with studies in Sociology, Philosophy, and Theology, Fr. Emilio is completing a PhD in International Development at Oxford University; studying how food systems can be improved and conducting a research on... View Article

Q&A: Meet Emilio Travieso of Foi et Joie Haïti

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September 07, 2018

Fe y Alegría Nicaragua youth communication network transforms lives

Since 2009, Fe y Alegría Nicaragua has been training young leaders with a commitment to social justice issues through the Fe y Alegría Nicaragua Communicators Network. The main objective of the network is to train Fe y Alegría students in communication subjects such as writing, audiovisual production, digital content, social media management and use, photography, voice-overs,... View Article

Fe y Alegría Nicaragua youth communication network transforms lives

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September 03, 2018

International Congress of Fe y Alegría in Madrid

From September 28 to 30, 2018, the XLVII Congress of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría will take place in Madrid, Spain. The objectives of the conference are to become aware of Fe y Alegría as a global movement, to advance in the global responses as a Federation at the borders, to be an inspiring space for the Federation, for each... View Article

International Congress of Fe y Alegría in Madrid

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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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August 10, 2018

From Fe y Alegría No. 32 to Georgetown University

Lucía Chuquillanqui is a force of nature. Spend just two hours with her and it’s easy to see how she has already led such an extraordinary life at just 26 years-old.  But despite what some may perceive as a fairy tale, from her days at Fe y Alegría No. 32 in San Juan de Lurigancho,... View Article

From Fe y Alegría No. 32 to Georgetown University

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July 02, 2018

1×1 Café – Coffee for a Cause

Noelia Bitar doesn’t drink coffee. You would never know it, though, hearing her speak about 1×1 Café. “What if we could change someone’s life with the purchase of our daily coffee?” Bitar, a Venezuelan architect who has spent the last 24 years in Montreal, says the idea of a doing something came to her during... View Article

1×1 Café – Coffee for a Cause

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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 28, 2018

Fe y Alegría Democratic Republic of Congo is now part of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

On April 13th, during the XXXIII International General Assembly of Fe y Alegría in Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil, the admission of Fe y Alegría Democratic Republic of Congo (Foi et Joie RD Congo, in French) as the newest member of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría (FIFyA) was the landmark of the event. Joining Foi et Joie... View Article

Fe y Alegría Democratic Republic of Congo is now part of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

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May 02, 2018

Miami volunteers defend the right to play

[To see more photos of the March 17th event in Miami, Florida, please click here.] On March 17th, a group of Friends of Fe y Alegría ambassadors and volunteers organized a charity dinner in Miami, Florida to benefit Fe y Alegría Nicaragua. With over 90 attendees, including friends, neighbors and people involved with the Ignatian... View Article

Miami volunteers defend the right to play

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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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March 06, 2018

Women who build the future

Despite much progress thanks to the efforts of women around the world, the data on inequality of opportunities between men and women continues to be alarming, above all in the most impoverished countries where the gap is much greater.  Behind the devastating data, there are women who do not surrender and continue to work, striving... View Article

Women who build the future

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February 14, 2018

A life with Fe y Alegría

Altamira Barboza, 81 years old, has a vitality that many youth would envy, an incredibly clear mind and an unconditional commitment to Fe y Alegría. Atilio, one of her children, is the Director of Fe y Alegría in the Western Region of Venezuela; and two of her daughters and their partners previously held management and... View Article

A life with Fe y Alegría

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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 21, 2017

Youth Pathways Central America

This week, Marco Tulio SJ, the Executive Secretary of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría and member of the Friends of Fe y Alegría in the U.S. team, had the opportunity to participate in a Latin American delegation visiting Youth Build projects in the United States.  Members of the group had the opportunity to share... View Article

Youth Pathways Central America

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August 08, 2017

Helping good practices spread – the case study of ‘Fe y Alegria’ in Latin America

Jose Bento da Silva, professor at Warwick Business School shares on his current research initiative to explore the “secrets” of Fe y Alegría’s success as a “networked organization”.  Fe y Alegria (FyA) was founded in 1955, in Venezuela, as a social movement to promote education for the poor and poverty relief. During the last 62... View Article

Helping good practices spread – the case study of ‘Fe y Alegria’ in Latin America

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July 12, 2017

Recently ordained, Fr. Chris Staab SJ shares about how serving at the margins influenced his vocation

  Nearly 12 years after entering the Society of Jesus, Christopher Staab, SJ, was ordained a Jesuit priest by Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on June 3, 2017, at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Eleven other Jesuits were ordained with Fr. Staab at the Mass. “As I embrace this call to serve God... View Article

Recently ordained, Fr. Chris Staab SJ shares about how serving at the margins influenced his vocation

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July 05, 2017

Kelly Lituma, Fe y Alegría Ecuador student, wins gold medal at the Special Olympics 2017

Last April, Panama held the third edition of the Latin American Games of the Special Olympics, an organization that “releases the human spirit through the power of transformation and the joy of sports”, as they define themselves on their webpage. Fe y Alegría Ecuador student, Kelly Lituma, was the rhythmic gymnastics champion, also finishing in third,... View Article

Kelly Lituma, Fe y Alegría Ecuador student, wins gold medal at the Special Olympics 2017

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May 24, 2017

Fe y Alegría Venezuela once again says: “Enough!”

[Fe y Alegría Venezuela National Director Manuel Aristorena, S.J.] In the face of political, economic and social crises, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States stands in solidarity with our partners at Fe y Alegría Venezuela as we join their manifesto #BastaYa. Written by Fr. Manuel Aristorena, S.J., Fe y Alegría calls for an... View Article

Fe y Alegría Venezuela once again says: “Enough!”

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April 21, 2017

April 22nd, Earth Day: Education for a Healthy Planet

The Earth is our home, it is where we are born and we grow up, where we learn how to live and where we learn how to interconnect with all living beings. The Earth is our best school. However, our “common house” is in danger due to the overexploitation that we are putting the Earth through... View Article

April 22nd, Earth Day: Education for a Healthy Planet

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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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April 04, 2017

Father General Arturo Sosa SJ meets with FIFyA Coordinator Carlos Fritzen SJ

Friends of Fe y Alegría in the US had the great privilege of being part of a dialogue between the Father General of the Society of Jesus, Arturo Sosa SJ, and the International Federation of Fe y Alegría team earlier this month in Madrid, Spain. The meeting, which took place in the headquarters of Entreculturas-Fe y... View Article

Father General Arturo Sosa SJ meets with FIFyA Coordinator Carlos Fritzen SJ

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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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March 16, 2017

Central American Jesuit support for Guatemalan Tragedy

A fire broke out on Wednesday, March 8th at the Virgen de la Asunción shelter in southern Guatemala, which resulted in 37 girls and teenagers killed and almost twenty hospitalized. According to early indications, they themselves ignited the fire to protest the human rights violations they were suffering. The household, in the hands of the Social Welfare... View Article

Central American Jesuit support for Guatemalan Tragedy

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March 09, 2017

Two new grants expand Fe y Alegría programs in Bolivia, Dominican Republic

Fe y Alegría Bolivia became a Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters grant recipient for the first time in its history this past March, as it was awarded a $15,000 grant for a new technical training project. The proposal will benefit the “Madre Ascensión Nicol- CEEMAN” center through the The Congregation of the Dominican Missionaries of the Rosary.... View Article

Two new grants expand Fe y Alegría programs in Bolivia, Dominican Republic

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February 07, 2017

Trina Bajo, Fe y Alegría teacher, wins Human Rights Award

The Padre Luís María Olaso Center for Peace and Human Rights at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and the Canadian Embassy have named Trina Bajo winner of the 8th annual Human Rights Awards. Trina, who was in shock when she received news of the award, was nominated by a colleague that knew about her selfless and silent work and who wanted her labor... View Article

Trina Bajo, Fe y Alegría teacher, wins Human Rights Award

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January 27, 2017

Despite a year of challenges, Venezuelans show their support

While 2016 was undoubtedly a challenging year for the country of Venezuela, the solidarity shown from the United States has been overwhelming. Thanks to the generosity of 68 individuals who donated more than $89,000, Friends of Fe y Alegría was able to support seven projects that directly benefitted over 73,000 boys, girls, men and women! Below are... View Article

Despite a year of challenges, Venezuelans show their support

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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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January 12, 2017

HAITI: Seven years after the earthquake, we can never forget.

Seven years ago the earth shook in Haiti. Prior to this disastrous moment in Haiti’s history, Fe y Alegría had already spent four years working in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. For both Friends of Fe y Alegría and Foi et Joie Haïti (Fe y Alegría in French), education has always been an effective... View Article

HAITI: Seven years after the earthquake, we can never forget.

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December 15, 2016

Saint Joseph’s University students & alumni support Fe y Alegría Bolivia students

This Christmas season, Saint Joseph’s University students & The Faith-Justice Institute Alumni Affinity Group members, in conjunction with Fe y Alegría Bolivia, are coming together to support 15 graduates as they start new micro-businesses. For more information on Fe y Alegría Bolivia, watch the video below, which was produced by Saint Joseph’s University in honor of Fe... View Article

Saint Joseph’s University students & alumni support Fe y Alegría Bolivia students

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October 07, 2016

Two Years of Grace, Passion and Learning in Tacna, Peru

Each month, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States highlights the experience of individuals, groups and/or communities who have collaborated with Fe y Alegría, either abroad in Latin America, Africa or Europe or right here in the United States. To learn how you can collaborate with our team from within the U.S., visit... View Article

Two Years of Grace, Passion and Learning in Tacna, Peru

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August 17, 2016

Stefany Hernandez: Alumna of Fe y Alegría participates in Rio 2016

“You cannot choose the country where you are born, the family you belong to, or the gifts that you have been given. What you can determine is how far you would like to go and the limits you set for yourself.”  Stefany Hernández is an athlete who participates in an unconventional sport: BMX Cycling. This... View Article

Stefany Hernandez: Alumna of Fe y Alegría participates in Rio 2016

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August 03, 2016

Jesuit Schools Network Colloquium 2016 Puts Global ‘Companionship’ at the Forefront

Over 450 participants from the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) gathered in Cincinnati, Ohio this past June 20-24 for its Colloquium 2016, a triennial meeting of educators and participants to contemplate how Jesuit schools can “live wisely, think deeply and love generously.” The overarching theme of the week—‘Jesuit Education: Deepening Awareness; Calling for Action’—encouraged participants to... View Article

Jesuit Schools Network Colloquium 2016 Puts Global ‘Companionship’ at the Forefront

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August 03, 2016

Countries complete first projects funded by Friends of Fe y Alegría

  When the International Federation of Fe y Alegría first launched the Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States initiative two years ago—together with MAGIS Americas—it was clear that one of the primary strategies for involving U.S.-based individuals and institutions in the mission and work of Fe y Alegría would be securing individual... View Article

Countries complete first projects funded by Friends of Fe y Alegría

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August 03, 2016

Fe y Alegría Ecuador awarded with a Loyola Foundation grant

Fe y Alegría Ecuador became a Loyola Foundation grant recipient for the first time in its history this past July, as it was awarded a $5,000 grant for a new infrastructure project. The proposal—which will benefit the “Padre José Antonio González de Durana SJ” School, located in Ciudadela Mariana de Jesús, a town on the... View Article

Fe y Alegría Ecuador awarded with a Loyola Foundation grant

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June 21, 2016

Fe y Alegría participates in Harvard Conference on Educational Equality

On April 15th, I had the opportunity to participate as a panelist in the Latin American Education Forum, Master of Educational Policies of Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts. The specific panel which I was part of was called “Education in the light of migration” and I shared the presentation with others from Central America and... View Article

Fe y Alegría participates in Harvard Conference on Educational Equality

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March 16, 2016

“I am going to leave you with a gift, a hug of solidarity and friendship.”

Those were Fr. Fernando Cardenal, S.J.’s final words to our Boston College Arrupe Immersion Program in Nicaragua on January 12, just before he embraced each one of us individually. With tears in our eyes, we held the legacy of friendship that Fr. Fernando embodied for us. His talk was the culmination of 8 days of... View Article

“I am going to leave you with a gift, a hug of solidarity and friendship.”

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February 17, 2016

New General Coordinator of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

During the International Congress of Fe y Alegría Africa that took place just a few weeks ago, there was also an important moment which was the handing over of the General Coordinator of the International Federation Fe y Alegría. The previous Coordinator, Ignacio Suñol SJ led the federation during six years, establishing the strategic priorities... View Article

New General Coordinator of the International Federation of Fe y Alegría

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February 01, 2016

A Historic Moment: Reflections from the first Fe y Alegría Congress in Africa

Yesterday, the first Fe y Alegría Congress in Africa, which took place from January 25th-31st in Chad, came to a close. More than 40 participants gathered together from Chad, Madagascar, Kenya, Togo, Central African Republic, Guinea Conakry, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, as well as representatives from JESAM (Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar), the International Federation of Fe y Alegría, Jesuit Refugee Service, Entreculturas-Fe y Alegría Spain, Alboan, Porticus, and Misereor.

A Historic Moment: Reflections from the first Fe y Alegría Congress in Africa

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January 27, 2016

First Fe y Alegría Africa Conference

The First Annual Fe y Alegría Africa International Conference is taking place from Monday, January 25th through Sunday, January 31st, where more than 40 participants from 10 countries in Africa, Latin America and Europe are gathered together in Chad to discuss Fe y Alegría's future on the continent.

First Fe y Alegría Africa Conference

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January 22, 2016

Camp La Llanada collaborates with Fe y Alegría Venezuela

For 22 years, Camp La Lllanada has been collaborating with Fe y Alegría Venezuela to offer an unforgettable week-long camp experience, “Temporada Social” for low-income children and youth in the country.

Camp La Llanada collaborates with Fe y Alegría Venezuela

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October 20, 2015

45th edition of the Fe y Alegría International Conference

The 45th edition of the Fe y Alegría International Conference has taken place from the 16th to the 19th of October under the motto “Youth Culture, Citizenship and Peace” in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia.

45th edition of the Fe y Alegría International Conference

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October 07, 2015

Catholic School Networks Serving Low-Income Learners (CSNL)

With the goal of sharing effective practices and developing an ongoing collaboration to bring quality education to low income learners in the spirit of the Catholic Church’s preferential option to serve the poor, the Catholic School Networks Serving Low-Income Learners (CSNL) was started in October 2012, bringing together Jesuit Refugee Service, Cristo Rey Network and Fe y Alegría.

Catholic School Networks Serving Low-Income Learners (CSNL)

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September 24, 2015

The Pope’s Visit: A Challenge to Grow in Solidarity

Ever since the first Jesuit pope was elected in March of 2013, news and social media have been packed with stories of how the Bishop of Rome is breaking down barriers, serving as a bridge builder and doing things a little bit differently than his predecessors.

The Pope’s Visit: A Challenge to Grow in Solidarity

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April 30, 2015

Another Step in Defending the Right to Education

According to the 2000-2015 Education for All (EFA) Report launched by UNESCO, there are still 58 million children who do not attend school and 100 million who do not finish primary education.

Another Step in Defending the Right to Education

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