Category: Giving and Volunteering in the Americas

Algunos Casos en Chile

Un caso fue José Tomás Urmeneta, un empresario del siglo XIX quien, en un momento de auge del sector agroexportador chileno, en su testamento dejó asignados recursos para …

Social Responsibility in Latin America

Effective involvement in social issues is essential to business, both in the United States and Latin America. In recent years, most-although certainly not everyone-increasingly agree that business …

Brazil’s Comunidade Solidária

In a dynamic, complex and unequal society such as Brazil, processes of change may take a while to mature but once unleashed they tend to move forward at an accelerated pace….

Andean Traditions of Giving

In Andean tales, the fox is always the central figure, a hero who is never wins, but who is also never defeated either. His comings and goings stretch from mythical times to colonial history …

Program on Philanthropy

Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations have combined forces to establish the Program on Philanthropy …

New directions in Latin American

It was in Amsterdam in the winter of 1978 when I first came into contact with an animal that would later become a monster with multiple heads. It was a time of exile and hundreds of people were …

Latin American Philanthropy in Changing Times

When I first moved to Latin America fresh out of college in 1981, I was filled with ideals about working for human rights and social justice, like many of my generation. If anyone had suggested …

The Societies Of St. Vincent De Paul In Mexico

The Mexican volunteers established institutions such as schools, shelters, soup kitchens, lending libraries, and credit unions for the urban poor. They pioneered adult education and helped …

Peruvian Philanthropy

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Mothers’ clubs, volunteer groups, corporate social outreach, school organizations, and even glass of milk committees? comités de vaso de leche permeate today’s Latin American philanthropic landscape …

Photoessay: Hurricane Mitch and Disaster

Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and volcano eruptions are all natural disasters that strike Latin America with tragic frequency. They can bring out the worst in the society-corruption, looting, greed. …

Youth Orchestra of the Americas

The brass blazed and the strings soared as the excitement grew among the 350 young musicians from two continents. Only three days before, musicians from the New England Conservatory …

Transparencia

When citizens throughout the world cast their votes be it in a presidential, congressional or municipal election they are exercising a fundamental right and responsibility: to participate in …

Soccer And Youth Leadership In Peru

It ‘s Sunday at 2 p.m. in Lima, Peru. My friends and I meet to go to the stadium, as we always do on weekends. Nobody has watches or wallets, only the white and blue striped t-shirts we have …

Option Colombia

While many Colombians are desperate to escape the bombings and kidnappings that have ripped into daily life here, others want to stay, roll up their sleeves and make a difference….

Chile’s Hogar de Cristo

Brazil’s culture of philanthropy developed during the 19th and the 20th centuries, ranging from the contributions of immigrant industrialists through the establishment of charitable hospitals …

Philanthropy In Brazil

Brazil’s culture of philanthropy developed during the 19th and the 20th centuries, ranging from the contributions of immigrant industrialists through the establishment of charitable hospitals …

On Corporate Giving and Philanthropy in Brazil

Brazil’s culture of philanthropy developed during the 19th and the 20th centuries, ranging from the contributions of immigrant industrialists through the establishment of charitable hospitals …

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