Liziane Silva | Catalyzing Social Impact in Brazil

Written By: Nancy Hopkins

Brazilian social entrepreneur Liziane Silva thinks at scale. Liz is the Founder and CEO of Ink, a Sao Paulo-based consulting and training firm that is improving the lives of people across Brazil by harnessing the power of nonprofit organizations and businesses to create positive change. Liz […]

Catherine Constantinides | Addressing the Water Crisis in Capetown

Because EVERY Drop Counts.

Over the past few months the city of Cape Town in South Africa has suffered its worst drought in more than a century. Mandela Washington Fellow from South Africa, Catherine Constantinides, has been hard at work ensuring that communities, children and schools are part of […]

Fernanda Lobato | Promoting the Role of the Citizen in Mozambique

In the port city of Maputo, the federal capital of Mozambique, Fernanda Lobato is committed to building citizen participation in government. With the help of local university students, she created The Eye of the Citizen, an online platform for journalism, in 2012 to promote the role of the citizen […]

Jacquelin Alcius | YLAI Impact Story

“We believe, with entrepreneurship and leadership, we can make a great impact on the country.”
– Jacquelin Alcius | Haiti

Jacquelin Alcius is the Co-Founder of Club Entrepreneurial Accès Jeunes, an accelerator and incubator which focuses on providing trainings on business planning, fundraising, and leadership. They create a strong network betweent […]

Jorge Ham | YLAI Impact Story

“The YLAI program is an excellent program because it’s great to go out from your reality, learn some new things, and bring them back to your own reality.”
– Jorge Ham | Mexico

Jorge Ham is the Founder of Haltium, a company with the mission of bringing new and affordable technology […]

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Fonnique Miller | YLAI Impact Story

“Being here with eight other Fellows from Latin America … that experience alone is priceless.”
– Fonnique Miller | Jamaica

Fonnique Miller is the Co-Founder and COO of Frame of Reference Ltd., a post-production company. Frame of Reference seeks to be the leading post-production house in the Caribbean by providing high-quality […]

Lygia Pontes | YLAI Impact Story

“Although we are different cultures, some of the problems are the same. What I recommend to my clients in Brazil, also applies here in the U.S. and in Charlottesville.”
– Lygia Pontes | Brazil

Lygia de Macedo Pontes is the Founder and CEO of Lygia Pontes Consultoria in Brazil, which provides […]

Oscar Alvarado Freer | YLAI Impact Story

“YLAI was the biggest surprise I’ve ever had in my life. It’s this amazing program that gives you a lot of opportunities and a lot of tools. And it’s so amazing that you can be part of it.”
– Oscar Alvarado Freer | Costa Rica

Oscar Alvarado Freer is the Co-Founder […]

Keisha Rodriguez | YLAI Impact Story

“Being able to meet so many young people who are doing great things in their countries and being able to interact with so many different cultures and learning about their experiences has just been tremendous … it’s a once in a lifetime experience.”
– Keisha Rodriguez | Belize

Keisha Rodriguez is […]

Samanta Lacayo | YLAI Impact Story

“We can change mentalities, we can change the world, we can start with our countries. It was great to be inspired that way thanks to the Presidential Precinct.”
– Samanta Lacayo | Nicaragua

Samanta Lacayo Trujillo is the founder of the Centro de Desarrollo Integral para la Vejez, a center where […]