Racial Inquiry

A Question of Common Humanity and Unique Individuality By Zachary Green, Co-Founder: IMAGO Global Grassroots “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes In this moment of racial awakening, the urgency to “get it right, right now” can often create a rush...

Embracing Uncertainty

By: Hannah Clifford, IMAGO Summer Fellow 2021 Uncertainty is a feeling I, like many others, have felt in abundance over the last 18 months amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a feeling (notably coupled with excitement) that was very much present when I began my summer fellowship. I did not know what...

From the Eyes of a Fellow: The IMAGO Experience

By: Nadine Bibawi, Summer Fellow 2021 Working with Imago this summer as a fellow has been a true privilege. My experience at Imago was quite enriching as the organization firmly believes that grassroots organizations already have the required innovations to achieve the desired impact in their communities. Imago stands in a unique...

The Circle Of Life

By: Kevin Vu, IMAGO Summer Fellow 2021 Unbeknownst to me, my first encounter with systems thinking started at a very young age.  In one of my first memories, I was exposed to the topic when I watched my first movie in theatres before reaching the tender age of 3.  In the Lion...

Back to the basics

By: Johanan Rivera, C.O.O. Like many organizations over the past year, IMAGO went from the shock and anxiousness of the unknown, directly into a steep learning curve of new ways of servicing clients and interacting with each other. We eventually settled into a new routine, managing to increase our productivity and reach. ...

Trust + Shared Purpose + Resilience = Assets

By: Mohini Malhotra, Senior Advisor A global pandemic few of us had imagined could happen in our lifetime, or ever, has wiped many notions of `normal.’ Stark inequities have been made starker, and around the world, unemployment has gone up, in most countries with little to no safety nets in place.  This...

The Dichotomy of Working Across the World

By: Smriti Iyer: IMAGO Global Grassroots, Program Manager COVID-19 has accelerated changes in how the world functions through positives such as flexibility in our own work schedules and how we now leverage technology but has also wreaked havoc on health systems and countries around the world. A year into this pandemic, we...

Helplessness vs. Hopelessness

By: Isabel Guerrero, Executive Director We feel helpless but not hopeless. The devastating COVID wave of sickness and death all around the world has left us all reeling with sadness. It has also made so many of us feel helpless. What can we do to get oxygen? How can we help loved...