Voices of Resilience: Rara Reines On Her GroundBreakers Community Resource Map

Voices of Resilience: A Conversation with Rara Reines

April 2020HERlead Fellow Rara Reines is the co-founder of GroundBreakers, a network organization and an emerging solutions hub working to support homegrown development through convening ideas, people, and movements to support civic innovation globally.

Rara joined Vital Voices President and CEO Alyse Nelson and Vital Voices Program Manager Kristen McAvoy to discuss GroundBreakers’s innovative new community resource map, connecting people to critical information during the COVID-19 crisis.

To start the conversation, Alyse, Rara and Kristen discuss how young people are going to work to change the world. Rara explained what GroundBreakers does and how they operate under normal circumstances, and a little bit about some of the “groundbreakers” the organization has worked with, as well as what they are doing during these unusual times, including a map of resources they have made that can be useful for individuals during the Coronavirus pandemic. Rara also explains how her team was able to move so quickly and how to jump into crisis support.

Tune into the episode today:

If you are interested in exploring the map made by GroundBreakers, visit the map here or learn more here! Categories include meal relief, financial support, homeless shelters, community mutual aid networks, and student support networks. Each point is clickable and includes more information about the local resource.

They will continue to update the website and will soon be populating the map with global resources inclusive of Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.