Francia Lizbeth Garcia Hernandez is a Mexican storyteller and sustainable development advocate with experience in business and nonprofits. A student of the MA in Civic Media at Columbia College Chicago, she is passionate about using media and arts to share stories that inspire others to reimagine human rights, social justice, and our relationship with the environment. She covers local stories in Chicago and the Chicagoland area. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Francia Lizbeth Garcia Hernandez, YES! magazine
Yollocalli helps young people in Chicago discover their talents and expose them to careers in the arts. Using a model without standardized content or grading, Yollocalli emphasizes creativity as a tool for youth to learn to express their needs, share their ideas, and influence their environment—all while learning 21st-century skills.