Mariali is the co-Founder of Vía Educación, the trailblazing civil society and education organization that is combining community organizing and innovative education approaches to build the citizenship skills of children and young people.
Mariali and Vía Educación’s work on citizenship education is being implemented as part of Mexico’s national curriculum.
Embedding this into the curriculum is just the foundation, requiring the organizing of teachers and communities to embed the framework and tools across the country.
Their work on the ground is focused on both upskilling children and young people with citizenship skills and creating spaces to exercise their agency on the issues they care about — including the environment and development.
Mariali sat down with Marshall Ganz to share how they're doing it and what called her to leadership.