We are a group of professionals in Miami, interested in expanding the impact of quality education provided by Fe y Alegría in Venezuela in order to contribute to the lives of individuals and for the social transformation of the country.
Our mission is to generate alliances and resources to promote the work of the Fe y Alegría social movement to transform with solidarity, justice, and equity the reality of thousands of Venezuelans, through offering quality education.
We believe that it is possible to change lives through education in all its forms.
We want to be agents of change and put our hope into action.
Our commitment is based on three concepts of support:
Floralicia Anzola – Director
Social Communicator with a master’s degree in corporate communication from UCAB and a postgraduate degree in Community Management from the IE Business School/the University of Barcelona, Spain. She is an Ashoka Fellow (Andean Region) and member of the “Dar Learning” platform, entrepreneur, and speaker with more than 40 years of experience in audiovisual production in Venezuela and the United States. In her own words, she is committed to the cause of Fe y Alegría because “I believe in solidarity as a lever for social transformation and the Ubuntu philosophy ‘I am because you are.”
Nelson Ramírez – Director
Social communicator from UCAB with a postgraduate degree in International Business from Thunderbird Arizona. Nelson has more than 20 years of experience of working in the area of software and technology. In his personal time, he has made musical and audiovisual productions, has been nominated three times, and has won an Emmy Award from the SunCoast Chapter of the American Academy of Television Sciences. He has devoted himself to community work with the Venezuelan Business Club for 18 years.
Alberto Villegas – Secretary
Real estate entrepreneur and hotelier in his native Venezuela. He has participated in Educational Projects for UNESCO and in the training of the teaching staff of the Simón Bolívar University. He was a member of the Promoter Group that founded El Colegio Guayamuri and Director of FUNDEI on Isla de Margarita. He is convinced that a citizen is free only when he receives the education and values that allow him to act as a protagonist in his life.
Promotion. We generate information campaigns in the media and social networks.
Alliances. We organize fundraising projects and events to support the Venezuelan institution with resources and strengthen alliances with companies, other organizations, and volunteers.
How can I support?
Support Fe y Alegria with a generous contribution to Magis Americas. Your gift will support Fe y Alegría in Venezuela and its many students and collaborators. Be part of the movement! Join us today to support the students and the good work of Fe y Alegría to defend the right to education of thousands of children and young people in vulnerable conditions so that they have access to a quality, equitable and inclusive education.
Magis Americas will distribute your donation to Fe y Alegría Venezuela for areas in most need. Possible examples of uses are listed below.
With your donation you can contribute to the environment of classrooms by providing students with desks and chairs.
With your donation you can help students to be trained to use technological tools so they can develop their skills and keep current on technological advances.
With your donation you may offer educational centers the ability to contribute to the basic food needs of the most vulnerable in their community, to take care of their health, and ensure that they receive the essential daily nutrients for their physical and mental development.
With your donation you can support the upkeep and maintenance of educational facilities, providing students with a safe environment to learn.
A monthly contribution can be used to support the learning process and emotional growth of students so that they can continue to reach their greatest potential.
With a monthly donation you can contribute to the support of Fe y Alegría teachers, so that they continue to fulfill their educational mission.
What is Magis Americas?
Magis Americas is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to global development. As shared work of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States (JCCU) and Conferencia de Provinciales en América Latina y el Caribe (CPAL), Magis Americas is committed to ensuring access to quality and inclusive education, the right to migrate, and the protection of the environment. Magis Americas views these three pillars as fundamental to the work being done by Jesuit organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to build just, dignified and equitable societies. Since 2005, Magis Americas has worked as Fe y Alegría’s official project partner and fiscal sponsor in the United States. For more information on how Magis Americas carries out its work from the US, visit : www.magisamericas.org
Launched in 2014, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States is an initiative promoted by the International Federation of Fe y Alegría and Magis Americas to raise awareness and engage support for Fe y Alegría’s work across the globe. For more information, visit: www.magisamericas.org/friends-of-fe-y-alegria
José María Vélaz SJ. Founder of Fe y Alegría.