Emma Leonardo Solorzano

Guatemala  |  Former Intern, Migration, Remittances & Development Program

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Emma Leonardo Solorzano was a summer 2021 intern for the Migration, Remittances & Development Program. She is currently a Flagler Scholar and a rising sophomore at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University majoring in International Studies with an area of focus in Latin America. She has remained active within her Hispanic community partnering with El Sol, neighborhood resource center for migrants. Furthermore, she has worked as an art teacher at a local children’s art studio, Kids Need More Art, for four years. As a native Guatemalan, she hopes to promote sustainable and inclusive development practices to help youth, women, and indigenous groups throughout the region.  

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Youth Thrive Through Extracurricular Education

This blog refers to the “Thriving in San Marcos” initiative carried out in partnership with Cities Alliance. and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. “Thriving in San Marcos” promotes a skilled, professional workforce among future generations in the MANCUERNA region of Guatemala through our B’etil Diploma, an extracurricular education program with a pre-professional focus in collaboration…

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Entrepreneurs Thrive through Business Coaching

This blog refers to the “Thriving in San Marcos” initiative carried out in partnership with Cities Alliance and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. “Thriving in San Marcos” promotes strong local economies in the MANCUERNA region of Guatemala through access to credit and business coaching for entrepreneurs in collaboration with financial institutions and civil society organizations.…

˙Emma Leonardo Solorzano

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Thriving Through Financial Inclusion

This blog refers to the “Thriving in San Marcos” initiative carried out in partnership with Cities Alliance and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. “Thriving in San Marcos” promotes financial access and inclusion in the MANCUERNA region of Guatemala through financial education in close collaboration with financial institutions. MANCUERNA encompasses municipalities across San Marcos and Quetzaltenango,…

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