be the change


Lima’s El Agustino neighborhood is one marked by high levels of gang activity, unemployment and a lack of infrastructure. Join Brazilian soccer star Marcelo on a mission to help provide vulnerable youth with access to computer science education, workshops and above all else, a safe place to learn. Find out more at

We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.
—  Pink (accepting the 2017 Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs)

Ariela Suster’s handmade jewelry and accessories company, Sequence, was founded on the idea of disrupting the sequence of violence in her home country of El Salvador. Through opportunity, creativity and Microsoft technology, Ariela and her team are playing their parts in creating change within their community.

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”