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An encounter with AVSI at the #NYE2023

We invite you to join us at our booth on Sunday, February 19th to hear directly from our colleagues about our initiatives in the U.S. and around the world:

  • 10:45 – 11:45 am with Desa and Simo about our first US-based initiative, the Restorative Freedom Initiative.
  • 2:30 – 3:15 pm with Anastasia Zolotova and Donato Di Gilio about our Ukraine response


If you can’t join us for these moments, visit our booth anytime during the weekend.

Graduating to Resilience Learning Summit

graduating to Resilience Learning Summit, June 21, 2022
Hybrid Modality: Washington D.C and Virtual

AVSI-USA and the Society for International Development, US Chapter (SID-US) will host the Graduating to Resilience Learning Summit as an opportunity to share and discuss the results of the first cohort of the USAID funded graduation pilot taking place in Kamwenge District, Uganda. 


join our friends for an online chess tournament for ukraine, april 18-22

All are invited to join an entirely virtual Chess Tournament Fundraiser for the #HelpUkraine Campaign, April 18-22. Click on the ‘learn more’ button to download the flyer and register!

Zoom call with ukraine

Zoom Call with Ukraine on Sunday, March 20th, at 4 pm

Join us  for a Zoom call with Guido Calvi, Head of AVSI’s Emergency Response Team who has just returned to Italy from Poland and Romania. He will share his first-hand experience and answer any questions. See the link below.

Join here


No one escapes from love

Camino Productions NYC and AVSI-USA present
“UNGUARDED: Nobody Escapes from Love”
Directed by Simonetta D’Italia
To be released in 2021

UNGUARDED takes us inside the walls of APAC, the revolutionary Brazilian prison system centered on the full recovery and rehabilitation of the person. Beginning in 1970, APAC founder Dr. Mario Ottoboni volunteered in some of Brazil’s worst prisons. Seeing men and women frequently return to a life of crime once they left prison, Dr. Ottoboni decided to found his own restorative justice-based system. The results have been extraordinary: while the crime rate and recidivism rates have continued to increase in Brazil’s public prisons, within the APAC (Association for the Protection and Assistance of Convicts) system they have steadily decreased. UNGUARDED explores the unique method behind this system, now present in twenty three countries across four continents. Observing the daily lives of the “recuperandos” (recovering inmates) who live and work there, we see firsthand why—as one inmate puts it—“no one escapes from love.”