Five Ways to Avoid Gang Life

By Michael McCabe

May 10, 2012   |   0 comments

When Eduardo Tenorio was 8 years old, he was surrounded by violence, gangs, and drugs in Chorrillo, one of the most violent neighborhoods of Panama. He and his seven siblings tried to maintain their sense of resilience despite their parents’ separation and a rough environment. As a young person, he explains, he had only two positive outlets: soccer and school....
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SAN WHAT??

By Stephanie Schott

May 4, 2012   |   0 comments

San WHO? San WHAT? SAN JUAN! Home to Ricky Martin, Roberto Clemente, AND this year’s 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and international Education Society (CIES), where over 1500 scholars, students, and practitioners from all over the world come together to give presentations, share intellectual ideas, and of course (my personal favorite) – to NETWORK!...
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Young Voices: Creative Youth in Development

By Creative Associates International

May 3, 2012   |   0 comments

On May 3, 2012, Creative Associates International was pleased to hold an event celebrating youth making a difference in their communities and around the world. The panel and discussion provided young people from diverse backgrounds the space to speak about their experiences growing up in conflict and transition environments and the impact of their experiences on their work to change the future of their nation. Speakers included youth voices from Afghanistan, Egypt, El Salvador and Liberia....
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Why Work at Creative?

By Kathryn Erksine

May 3, 2012   |   0 comments

Teaching former Central American gang members the job skills needed to reenter the workforce. Providing grants to make it safe for Afghan girls to attend school. Improving academic performance through self-esteem training in Morocco. Training rural farmers in Yemen on the benefits of composting and pesticides. Helping build the capacity of nascent civil society organizations in Libya....
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Embracing Rapid Advances In Technology To Empower Communities Worldwide

By Jacqui Deelstra

April 30, 2012   |   0 comments

In 2005 I spent Thanksgiving in the rural community of Kouthiaba in central Senegal. I used the one pay phone available in the community’s commercial center, the village of Kouthiaba Wolof, (which was also the only phone available in the whole community which includes dozens of villages) to call my family....
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How An Issue Becomes A Policy and Ends Up As A Project

By Caleb McCarry

April 27, 2012   |   0 comments

Caleb McCarry (Washington, DC) In 2012, Creative Associates began talking about its pioneering work in Colombia. Keeping quiet about the Initial Governance Response Program helped ensure the credit redounded to Colombia’s authorities in defining a healthy relationship with the people… Read More