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The Summit Foundation seeks a full-time Mesoamerican Program Associate or Assistant to be an integral member of the Foundation’s small and collegial staff…. Read More »

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The Summit Foundation today announced the appointment of Cheri Recchia as Director for its Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) Program, a role in which she will lead the foundation’s grantmaking for all ocean conservation activities.
“We are very excited for Cheri to lead our MAR program,” said Summit Foundation President Alexis Sant…. Read More »

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WASHINGTON DC, July 23, 2018—The Summit Charitable Foundation, Inc. today announced the election of Alexis Sant as President, succeeding co-founder Vicki Sant, who will take on the title of Co-Chair and President Emeritus… Read More »

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Produced in partnership with Summit collaborator the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), this 2014 film explores the prevalence of child marriage in Guatemala with the direction and images of photo journalist Stephanie Sinclair. Guatemala was the tenth country where Sinclair documented the issue of child marriage, beginning with a 2011 film focused on child marriage… Read More »

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This short 2015 video provides a brief overview of  Population Council’s Abriendo Oportunidades program within the municipality of Chisec in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Summit has been involved with the Abriendo program since 2005, and has more recently supported its adaption and implementation within Belize’s Toledo District. Video by Jeremy Bunch  

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Girl Rising is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing girls’ education and empowerment on a global scale through storytelling. … Read More »

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The Guttmacher Institute is a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally…. Read More »

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Summit thought partners and Innovation Network for Communities founders Pete Plastrik and John Cleveland are summarizing their ten years of work within the sustainability space in their new book Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities.  The book’s accompanying website was created  in order to highlight some of the ideas, innovations, points of… Read More »

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Created by Amsterdam Rainproof, a project of the City of Amsterdam, this translated toolkit (originally in Dutch) provides 56 different tools to engage the community on water management and ways to effectively live with water.

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In May 2017, Summit grantee Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY Fund) held their Annual Grantee Meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala. For this meeting, 13  CAMY Fund project leaders from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico came together in order to learn, gain skills and collaborate together. This video explores the convening, and some… Read More »