Celina de Sola is co-founder of Glasswing International, an innovative, nonprofit social enterprise that addresses the root causes of poverty and violence through public education, health, and community empowerment. Glasswing keeps kids away from violence and helps them thrive, adopting a strengths-based approach that leverages resources across sectors to engender sustainable change while fostering greater social cohesion. In 11 years, Glasswing has expanded throughout Latin America, mobilizing over 95,000 volunteers and $30MM for high-impact programs.
She has over 20 years of experience in international development and social change. Prior, she worked as a consultant for organizations like the Population Council, URC, and family foundations. She was also a crisis interventionist for Latino immigrants in the US, and subsequently spent over 5 years as Director of Emergency Response for AmeriCares, leading responses to complex humanitarian crises including Liberia, Darfur, Afghanistan, Iraq, as well as the tsunami in Indonesia.
She is a fellow of Ashoka, LEGO ReImagine Learning, Penn Social Impact House and a Tallberg Global Leader. She holds an MPH from Harvard University and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. She has a husband of 12 years, a seven-year-old son, and two dachshunds.