If you ever needed convincing that Arturo González Vargas was passionate about the power of non-profits to transform lives, spend just five minutes with this young man to dispel any doubts.  For 18 months, the Grand Rapids Community had the privilege of sharing his wisdom, energy, and optimism for all things empowerment.  An Atlas Fellow from Monterrey, Mexico, Gonzalez Vargas worked as a tireless advocate for Kids Food Basket, an organization providing daily nutrition to thousands of school children in Western Michigan.

“My time spent with the Feel Like You Belong show was not only fun and engaging, but also important. The topics that were covered are really close to my heart, and the message that they bring to the world is absolutely essential.” – Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet, Obama 2nd Inauguration (photo credit: ew.com)

“My time spent with the Feel Like You Belong show was not only fun and engaging, but also important. The topics that were covered are really close to my heart, and the message that they bring to the world is absolutely essential.”

– Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet, Obama 2nd Inauguration (photo credit: ew.com)

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About Alan

Alan Headbloom is an applied linguist who works with international professionals across a variety of industries.

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We have exciting interviews on tap.  Compelling stories from Guatemala, India, Sweden, China, South Africa, Mexico, Latvia, Brazil, and Bangladesh. As you browse our archives, tell us if you don't see your country represented.  We are committed to telling powerful stories from every corner of the earth!