The Trust for the Americas creates a brighter future for people in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing access to economic opportunities, fostering governance and transparency and promoting social inclusion.
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Our Focus in the Region

Economic Empowerment
Governance and Transparency
Social Inclusion

Our presence

21 Latin American and
Caribbean countries


Our Impact

We partner with local organizations to train and provide vulnerable communities with job readiness tools and hands-on skills to help them become self-sufficient. Through strategic collaboration with public and private sectors, our projects help people succeed and inspire communities to thrive.
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Flor Nélida Vargas: Know my story

Odell Marsh

Urban Lab for Youth Innovation in Jamaica

“My name is Odell Marsh. I am 25 years old and the eldest of six children for my mother. I grew up in a single parent home in the rough at-risk community of Jones Town also known as ‘Jungle’. This is not an easy community to survive in especially as a male, where the negative influences are everywhere and one is able to fall victim to them very easily.”

Odell is DIA participant at the Urban Innovation Lab and takes courses on business models and innovation. “My project focuses on capturing the true essence of the Jamaican culture and through the Patois Language App. The language app allows the user to translate English language to Patois. With the help of DIA, I have been able to create and test the app, as well as creating a vision board for how it should looks and how it should function. DIA gives me hope and I know innovation is the next big thing.”