Global Solidarity, Local Action

Mission & Vision

For nearly 500 years, Jesuit schools, social programs, and parishes have worked to improve their communities. Guided by a vision of hope and rooted in our Ignatian values, American Jesuits International is part of a global network of solidarity that supports and encourages these initiatives.

Fe y Alegría

Mission & Vision

Global Solidarity,
Local Action

Motivated our Ignatian values, we support Jesuits works and initiatives that are responding to the challenges faced by communities in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Mission & Vision

American Jesuits International

Fe y Alegría - Guatemala

Our Mission

We build just and equitable societies by mobilizing support for Jesuit education and development initiatives that serve marginalized communities in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Our Vision

Inspired by Ignatian values, we envision a world in which the dignity of each person is respected, human rights are protected, creation is cared for, and all people thrive.

School kids in Haiti
Fe y Alegría - Haití

Our Values

Our Framework

The work of American Jesuits International is informed by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) of the Society of Jesus.

These two ambitious visions for a more just global society offer recommendations and inspiration as well as a recognizable framework for the work that we do. While no one organization could respond to all of the SDGs or fully embody the UAPs on its own, American Jesuits International is committed to working with the global community, in particular through Jesuit networks, to respond to these shared objectives.

Stories of Impact

Centros Loyola - Cuba

Leocadia – Cuba

Through the SIEMBRA and COMPARTE agricultural network, the Loyola Centers in Cuba are giving small farmers like Leocadia new opportunities for economic stability.

LJSS - Malawi

Samantha – Malawi

Counseling services at the Loyola Jesuit Secondary School in Malawi are giving students like Samantha a safe space to feel listened to and accompanied.

Centros Loyola - Cuba

Ernesto – Cuba

Entrepreneurial workshops help community members like Ernesto start new small businesses amidst economic challenges.

Johana - Paraguay
Fe y Alegría - Paraguay

Johana – Paraguay

In the Bañado Norte neighborhood, the Escuela Caacupemí de Fe y Alegría is a source of hope for students like Johana and Iván.


Stefany – Venezuela

From Puerto Ordaz to Rio Olympic Games, Stefany's story highlights the impact of quality and inclusive education.

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