• SERES Spotlight: Alex Figueroa

    Finding a Voice Alex Alberto Perez Figueroa, 22, says that before participating in SERES, he was always fairly quiet: He didn’t speak much in public, and, in part because of the all-too real fear of gang violence present throughout El Salvador, he didn’t travel far from his community of Celina Ramos even to the central

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  • SERES Spotlight: Ema López

    Leaping into SERES, Leading the Way in Uspantán It’s been a busy and action-packed entry into the SERES youth network for Ema López, an 18-year-old young Maya indigenous woman from San Miguel de Uspantán, El Quiché, Guatemala. Ema became involved with SERES thanks to her older sister, Johana, also a SERES youth ambassador, who invited

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  • Youth Leading the Way in Uspantán

    Persevering, Creating Change Despite Challenges Various youth have grand visions, visions that give hope, motivate, and inspire everyone to be part of those changes that we want to see in our communities. Their great hopes for making a better, more resilient, just, equal, and sustainable community are admirable because there are many benefits for everyone

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  • Another Look at the Alliance for Prosperity

    Questioning the inter-regional agreement which seeks to deter migration from Central America while ignoring its root causes Climate Change and Central American Migrants The recently released Global Climate Risk Index (2016) reconfirmed the fact that it is generally the less developed countries and poorest regions of the world that are the most vulnerable to the

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  • Ambassadors of El Salvador: Creating Community, Transforming the Local

    The majority of young people have dreams for their lives, and many want to leave their mark for future generations, and even legacies of transformation and civic activism. Over the course of time, it is possible to strengthen a network of leaders, social transformers that emerge from the most sincere visions and the most hardworking,

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