Distinction in International Service Award
Training literacy coaches and distributing Spanish books to schools and libraries across Guatemala.
Providing renewable energy and clean water to developing communities
Empowering families in Central America to work their way out of poverty
The Distinction in International Service Award (DISA) was first awarded by the students and staff of the Martin Institute in 2011. It recognizes particularly noteworthy accomplishments of internationally-focused nongovernmental organizations based in the Pacific Northwest. The specific criteria for the award shifts somewhat year-by-year as each year’s committee emphasizes certain aspects of an NGO’s efforts and/or approach under a broad umbrella of distinctive service abroad.