Gracia Carvallo serves as one of the founders and executive director of Fundacion Ganémosle a la Calle, a non-profit foundation that works with disadvantaged children and youth to keep them away from the streets and the associated risks such as drugs and crime. The foundation has achieved its mission through a program that uses participation in tennis, basketball, football, boxing and dance workshops in Santiago, Chile. On fellowship Carvallo met with leaders of U.S. foundations and non-profits, especially those that use sports to work with at-risk youth. Her goal: to learn from the success of these organizations, to harvest best practices and to adapt them to her foundation.


Fundacion Ganemosle a la Calle


Executive Director

Areas of Interest

Youth Education & Development
  • Maria Carvallo

Program Year



Global Program

Country of Origin


Destination Country

United States