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Established in 1990, FUNDAECO is a Guatemalan organization dedicated to the conservation of the nature and the promotion of sustainable community development. FUNDAECO promotes the establishment and management of protected areas, promotes the conservation of biodiversity through biological research and monitoring, environmental education and political advocacy. In 2009, in response to the socioeconomic situation and… Read More »

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The Summit Foundation has appointed 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 »

Rise Up is proud to publish their award-winning Guide to Girl-Centered Advocacy, an intensive curriculum that engages girls and their allies in strategic advocacy to improve girls’ lives around the world. Girls have the power to transform their own lives, families, communities, and the world. The heart of their approach is an integrated emphasis on… 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 »

Amsterdam Rainproof toolkit

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.