Mark Rodriguez is Executive Director of
in Chicago, Illinois.
'Changing Worlds is an educational arts nonprofit organization whose
mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing
and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance
In a global
landscape where lack of empathy leads to stereotyping, violent behaviors
and lack of human connections, Changing Worlds uses the power of personal
narratives with writing and the arts to build inclusive learning
communities, affirm identity and build cultural and human connections.'
The program was one of 15 Finalists in the