Health Education

We educated people on health, hygiene, and nutrition.

Literacy Education

We educated adults in math, reading and writing skills.

Child Education

Directly educated children on academic subjects and on the fundamentals of sustainable and healthy living. 

Teacher Education

We trained teachers and staff in 18 different schools, empowering them to better teach, care for and connect with children.

Children Learning

Many children have benefitted from training provided to teachers and staff in various school systems. 

Child Dental Care

We provided dental care and  oral hygiene education to children and their families without access to dental care.


We provided or arranged surgeries for people in two communities who were in need of life-saving or life-changing operations.

Meals Served

We served healthy regular meals to children in need of proper nutrition.

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Our Story

After talking with men and women working as coffee harvesters in the coffee producing community of Vila do Café, Encruzilhada, Bahia, Brazil, we learned that they struggled to meet their children’s basic needs for food, education, and health. We began working with people of this community in 2004, and as we learned with and from them over the years, our mission has evolved: we work with people in coffee producing countries to improve children’s lives through programs in education, health, sustainability, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (W.A.S.H.).

With a Denver-based headquarters and Board of Directors, Generative Partners® carries out its programs in collaboration with local people and organizations in the communities we serve. Our Program Coordinator in Vila do Café, Encruzilhada, Bahia, Brazil grew up as the daughter of coffee farm laborers and lives in this community. She also serves on the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Vila do Café, whose members collaborate in our programs. This ensures that local individuals have a voice in program design and a commitment to the long-term well-being of children in the community. We also partner with the Foundation of Assistance and Human Development for Children and Adolescents of Vitória da Conquista (aka FAMEC) in Bahia, Brazil to provide children and teens ages 5-17 in situations of risk and vulnerability with healthy meals, safe drinking water, education, enriching programs such as capoeira (a Brazilian dance / martial art), music, percussion, art, dance (pictured here), and counseling. We have also worked with local people and organizations in the coffee growing community of Talnique, La Libertad, El Salvador to serve children there through programs focused on education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

All Generative Partners programs celebrate local culture, are designed in cooperation with the people we serve, and promote local leadership development and environmental stewardship.


Stephanie Palm Neves

Executive Director and Founder

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Stephanie is the Founder and Executive Director of Generative Partners. She has directed a guaranteed business lending program for entrepreneurs at a Community Development Financial Institution in Colorado.

Stephanie holds a master’s degree from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies in Global Trade, Finance, and Economic Integration. She speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish.

Adelina Nogueira da Silva

Program Coordinator (Brazil)

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Adelina Nogueira da Silva, Generative Partners Program Coordinator, grew up as the daughter of coffee farm laborers in Vila do Café, Encruzilhada, Bahia, Brazil.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of North Paraná. She has taught kindergarten, first grade, and English.

She serves as President of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Vila do Café.

The Board of Directors

Rachel Farha

Chairperson – Senior Event Specialist | Video and Content Expert | Business Development Executive

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Jeremy Musson

Secretary/Treasurer – Principal in Innovation & Optimization at Pinyon Environmental, Inc.

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Shawn Arledge

Director – Leadership and Delivery Expert | Organizational Change Agent | Coach and Advocate

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Catherine Watson

Director – Yogi | Organizational Strategic Partner | MBA Candidate | Coach and Acualizer

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