Fostering Integrity in Government

By Emily Flores, Honduras The Professional Fellow Program on Economic Empowerment has been a transformative experience for me. It has provided a deep dive into the culture and history of

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Women Empowerment Mission

By Andrea Daniela Alonzo, Honduras The Professional Fellows Program experience for me is one of the most important things that is happening in my professional life. First, I consider that

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Trust in the Wind

By Marielos Burgos, El Salvador Once upon a time, there was a river that flowed through the mountains, bringing life to everything it touched. Over time, its flow weakened, and

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Entrepreneurship is Natural

Katy Moonan, a Massachusetts-based social entrepreneur and adult educator, is leading the Institute for Training and Development’s input in the Rural Economic Dynamics for Prosperity (DERP) program to support Quiché and Mam indigenous

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Networking for Positive Community Impact

By Jim Lescault Networking for Positive Community Impact I am grateful and honored for the opportunity I had to visit some of the ITD fellows I met in Amherst only

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Powerful Women

By Becky Basch It’s difficult to capture in a few words the impact that my visit to Chiapas, Mexico and Coban, Guatemala have had on my understanding of the challenges

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Indigenous-led Ecotourism in Rural Chiapas

By Kate Riley The nonprofit Kintiltik (‘together, planting the seed’) was founded over 20 years ago by Delfina Aguilar Gómez, a Tojolabal visionary who was one of the first champions

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Boots on the Ground

By Bali Bock, Owner of Awareness Ranch, Tucson Arizona Rolling your sleeves up, putting on your pants one leg at a time, better late than never. These are all common

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Entrepreneurship is a Team Sport

By Francisca Villegas, Program Manager, City of Tucson, Arizona Last summer, I received a call asking me to host two fellows from El Salvador. I was thrilled to accept these

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From the Mountains to the Ocean, Everyone has a Story….

By Lukas Ray, Community Collaboration Director at the Kingdom Trail Association in East Burke, Vermont I love stories. Nothing excites me more than sitting down to listen to a good

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