Young people in Medellín’s peripheral neighborhoods face high levels of violence and are often disengaged from civic life. Fundación Casa de las Estrategias (Casa de las Estrategias) trains adolescents from seven communities in Medellín to become citizen journalists who research and report news that holds local governments accountable, thereby underscoring their obligations and rights as citizens. At the IAF we support community-led solutions to strengthen democratic governance in Colombia. Casa de las Estrategias encourages civic participation to advocate for government accountability and transparency. This grant is part of our broader initiative that supports grassroots organizations to build a just and lasting peace in Colombia.