Founder & Chairperson of the Board
GETTING TO KNOW CHARITO
M. Charito Kruvant is Founder and Chairperson of the Board of Creative Associates International. Under Charito’s four decades of leadership, Creative has grown to become a leading implementer to international agencies including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, European governments and The World Bank, among others.
Charito’s vision has led to providing children, youth and adults with accelerated learning and non-formal education; supporting communities and ministries with school reform and development; teacher training, capacity building, school health and nutrition, and enabling equity and access to education in conflict and post-conflict environments. Creative also supports communities transitioning from conflict through participatory programs that help instill democratic values and processes and enable communities to direct their own development.
The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area awarded its 2012 Perdita Huston Human Rights Award to Charito for her exemplary role in educational and technical development, especially with women and girls, and for leading a life of public service.
Charito serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Acacia Federal Savings Bank and Calvert Funds for socially responsible investing, on the board of the Summit Fund of Washington, and on the executive and grants committees of the Venture Philanthropy Partners.
Charito is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council. She is a former chair of the Advisory Council of the U.S. Small Business Administration Washington, D.C. office. She is also a former chair of the Board of Trustees of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.