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Oxford Graduate Develops Community of Local Leaders in Peru and Costa Rica
Emily Hedin – Oxford graduate, Jack Kent Cooke scholar, and Fulbright recipient, was perched on a worn wooden chair in a coffee shop in San José, Costa Rica, the rhythmic Spanish in the background serving as a theme song to our conversation.
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Emily Hedin founder "Voices of Youth" with youth girls in a classroom.
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Emily Hedin is the director of Building Dignity. Emily travelled to Peru shortly after her graduation in 2007 from Macalester College to organize human rights workshops as an Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow. She returned to Lima in 2008, after spending time in Senegal as a Fulbright Scholar. Together with local leaders, she co-founded Building Dignity, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide community education, empower local leaders, and support neighborhood-led development in marginalized areas.
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Voices of Youth leader.
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Emily Hedin's work with Building Dignity and Voices of Youth to offer computer classes in marginalized communities in Peru and Costa Rica.
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Emily Hedin's work with Building Dignity and Voices of Youth to offer music education in marginalized communities in Peru and Costa Rica.
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Emily Hedin's work with Building Dignity and Voices of Youth to offer computer adults in marginalized communities in Peru and Costa Rica.
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Oxford Graduate Develops Community of Local Leaders in Peru and Costa Rica

Emily Hedin – Oxford graduate, Jack Kent Cooke scholar, and Fulbright recipient, was perched on a worn wooden chair in a coffee shop in San José, Costa Rica, the rhythmic Spanish in the background serving as a theme song to our conversation.

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