Game Changer

Hormigon Armado, a newspaper helping street kids and working children in La Paz, Bolivia
August 15, 2014

Newspaper founder helping La Paz street kids

Bolivia has cut poverty by a quarter in the last decade, but still remains one of the poorest countries in South America. There are more than 800,000 underage workers in Bolivia. Many of them are homeless and have to fend for themselves.

June 22, 2014

Game Changer: Mario Raimondi

With a rise in drug trade and a spike in violence, Rosario, Argentina has the highest murder rate in the country. In 2013, the number of murders rose by 76%. This year, the figures are expected to be even higher. And despite the construction boom, […]

Game Changer Sergio Ivan Juarez Correa
May 2, 2014

Game Changer: Teacher Sergio Juarez Correa

He took on the brave fight against school dropout rates in an impoverished public school in Mexico. Then, he revolutionized teaching methods, and led an entire class to success. He is Game Changer Sergio Juarez Correa.

April 28, 2014

How Major Pricilla Transformed Rio’s Favelas

This week in our Game Changer segment we introduce you to someone who made it her mission to make one favela LESS dangerous.  She’s actually a policewoman.  And by working with state and local institutions she helped improve conditions in the community and gave residents a better model […]

April 21, 2014

Making a Difference Through Music

Several years ago, Rey Ramirez had a highly-respected career as education director of a professional symphony.  But in 2009, he happily traded in his top-tier profession to start Soundscapes, a musically centered youth outreach program in Newport News, Virginia. 

April 14, 2014

Game Changer: Alfredo Tilves

It’s no secret that poverty is a problem in many countries throughout Latin America. But all too often, some cities considered affluent are actually quite poor. Take Cartegena, Colombia for example. Travel books rank it as a top vacation destination and praise it as being […]