Magis Americas (MA) has reaffirmed its commitment to its most strategic partner organization, Federación Internacional de Fe y Alegría, by signing a multi-year collaboration agreement. The new agreement between MA and FIFyA lays the groundwork to establish a broad space of collaboration in the United States through the development of joint fundraising opportunities, awareness-raising and communication campaigns, and global citizenship education initiatives.
“We are thrilled to continue and strengthen our partnership with FIFyA,” said Nate Radomski, executive director of Magis Americas. “This collaboration is a wonderful opportunity to not only support quality and inclusive education and community development programs in the Global South, but to also strengthen our ties to the largest Jesuit education network in the world.”
“We look forward to working even more closely with Magis Americas, our sister organization in the United States,” said Fr. Dani Villanueva, S.J., general coordinator of FIFyA. “We believe that Fe y Alegría’s mission historically has many friends in this country and that our global educational network, with its historical trajectory, relevance, record of results and impact, is called to a greater dialogue with North American philanthropy.”
MA and FIFyA are not only strategic partners due to their Ignatian identity and values, common goals, and shared mission, but also their intertwined history. MA was originally founded in 2005 by Centro Magis and FIFyA, with funds from the Avina Foundation, as a fundraising arm of the international movement. Since then, MA and FIFyA have been linked through a variety of informal initiatives and agreements.
“Our past and future stories are intrinsically linked,” said Radomski. “We are excited to grow together with FIFyA in the coming years as we work to achieve our shared mission of building just societies.”
FIFyA is an international movement of popular education and social promotion led by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Founded in 1955, FIFyA has grown from a single school on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, into a global educational movement with over 1,500 education centers in 22 countries. FIFyA’s call to action–to start where the road stops–is reinforced by a mission to promote inclusive and quality education processes from, with, and for marginalized communities that not only build public education systems that are more effective, equitable, and resilient, but also transform individuals and communities capable of building just and fair democratic systems.
MA is the international solidarity office of the Society of Jesus in the United States. Based in Washington, D.C., MA’s mission is to build just societies by mobilizing support for Jesuit education, migration, and ecology initiatives in the Global South. This mission contributes to the organization’s vision of a world in which all people have their rights upheld, their dignity protected and the capacity to act as protagonists in their individual and communal development.