Rede Cidadã

Life and work, a single value

Rede Cidadã is ranked 115 in TOP 500 World by NGO Advisor

NGO Advisor’s Opinion & Ratings

Rede Cidadã is part of a new generation of Brazilian NGOs that have scrapped traditional approaches to nonprofits in favor of creating original and efficient ways to change lives. Founded in 2002 in Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais, Rede Cidadã has perhaps unknowingly created a model that could be replicated around the world. Contrary to many classic NGO models that were developed in disadvantaged rural settings, away from the political bustle of the city, Rede Cidadã designed its model – a truly social network – for the complex and multicultural urban areas of Brazil that it was founded in. Meaning “Citizens’ Network,” Rede Cidadã seeks to imbue work and the labor market with the values of citizenship and autonomy. While Rede Cidadã works primarily on generating employment for low-income people, they do not just create “jobs” or “employees.” Instead, they fuse technical, professional, social, and personal development into a single program. For this NGO, work must allow people to be true citizens, to be protagonists of their own life stories. The Rede Cidadã network gives these citizens the tools and the liberty to change their lives, develop as human beings, and adapt their dreams to the constraints of the labor market. The network encourages people at all levels of society to plug in to social change through work. Rede Cidadã has helped over 55,000 people find meaningful employment, one citizen at a time.

6 / 10 Hiring Rating
7 / 10 Sustainability
6 / 10 Diversity on Funding Streams
7 / 10 Innovation Ratio
8 / 10 Transparency & Accountability
7 / 10 Independence from Governments
7 / 10 Independence from Corporations
9 / 10 Impact Measurement
7 / 10 Audit Results
9 / 10 Independence from One Funder


Organization Name
Rede Cidadã
Formerly Known As
Life and work, a single value
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HQ Location: City, Country
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais | Brazil
HQ Physical address
Rua Alvarenga Peixoto, 295, 5° andar, bairro Lourdes, Belo Horizonte - MG, Brazil, CEP 30180-120
HQ Mailing Address
Rua Alvarenga Peixoto, 295, 5º andar
Lourdes CEP: 30.180-120
Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais - Brasil
Name of Official Representative for Profile
Luza Marinho
+55 (31) 3290-8022
Primary Contact and General Inquiries
+55 (31) 3290-8000
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Rede Cidadã was established in 2002 to help develop a real social network that integrates complementary actions, generate synergy among three sectors of the economy, and integrate volunteer work. The goal of the organization was always to create and generate employment and income solutions for people at the base of the pyramid, and since its founding, Rede Cidadã has supported more than 64,000 people into the labor market.

Rede Cidadã stands out by investing not only in technical training for those who participate in their courses. We understand that, as important as the benefits of the training, it is crucial also to support the dreams of these people and their emotional foundation. For us, life and work are of one value, and should go together to promote professional and personal development of human beings.

Please Briefly Describe Your Economic Model.
Rede Cidadã develops professional and social-emotional training projects that benefit people at risk. Our goal is to get them into the labor market in order to improve their lives.

Our projects are mostly financed by companies and Rede Cidadã regularly produces and forwards monitoring and reporting reports.
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Sectors of Activity
Economic Empowerment, Inclusion, Education, Capacity building,

Rede Cidadã promotes network in citizenship, generation of employment and income with human development, uniting companies, civilians and government.

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Alliances, Networks, and Affiliations

Carrefour >

Accenture >



MRV Engenharia >

Natura >

Vale >

Grupo Super Nosso >

Localiza >

Algar >

Coca-Cola Brasil >

Embaré >

Starbucks >


Itambé >

Centauro >

São Paulo City Hall>


Contact Information for Press Inquiries
Luza Marinho
+55 (31) 98406-4812
+55 (31) 3290-8022
Contact Information for Fundraising Inquiries
Luza Marinho
+55 (31) 98406-4812
+55 (31) 3290-8022
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Human Resources

Full name
Fernando Almeida Alves
Short Biography
Fernando Alves is the Executive Director of Rede Cidadã, graduated in Social Sciences, was professor of History, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology and Corporate Citizenship. Post-Graduated in People Management, by UFJF. He was HR Director, Secretary of Administration and Secretary of Citizenship Rights at Belo Horizonte City , in the management of Mayor Célio de Castro. He is one of the founders of Rede Cidadã, a social organization that develops programs and projects of professional learning and employability for young people, adults and seniors. Rede Cidadã is ranked 115th in the international NGO Advisor ranking and is part of the group of 100 Best NGOs in Brazil by Época magazine and Doar Institute. It is also among the 20 best organizations to work in the state of Minas Gerais, by ranking Great Place to Work, which also gave the organization its national certification. In 2014, Fernando Alves received the Visionaris UBS Award for Social Entrepreneur and in 2016, the Sabiá-laranjeira Prize for Sustainable Leaders. In 2015, Circular Breathing was introduced in the formation of young people for the labor market, promoting self-knowledge and development of the emotional coefficient, a methodology that was recognized with the Human Being Award in 2016. He also led the social inclusion of more than 75 thousand people in the labor market.
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Founder of Rede Cidadã from the beginning.
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Actual Number of Members
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Number of New Hires
08 new hires in August
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Number of Volunteers
2,689 (Acumulated results)
Local Staff/Field vs Total Staff (%)
Belo Horizonte e região - 48%; São Paulo - 13%; Rio de Janeiro - 5%; Uberlândia - 2%; Fortaleza - 2%; Juiz de Fora - 2%; Montes Claros - 2%; Pará de Minas - 2%; Administrative - 2%; Lagoa da Prata - 2%; Patos de Minas - 2%; Campinas - 1%; Recife - 1%; Vitória - 1%; Brumadinho - 1%; Governador Valadares - 1%; Ipatinga - 1%; João Monlevade - 1%; Ouro Preto - 1%; Passos - 1%; other small cities - 11%
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Bylaws & Legal

Legal Status
05.461.315/0001-50 in the Brazil
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Latest Yearly Income (All Countries and Entities)
US$ 11,343,836.50
Latest Surplus/Deficit
Surplus: US$ 696.053,70
Previous Yearly Income
US$ 11.489.737,94
Latest Net Assets
US$ 7.216.252,73
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Contact Information for Auditors

Orplan Auditores Independentes
Contact: Marco Aurélio Cunha de Almeida
Address: Rua Rio de Janeiro, 927, 7º andar, Centro, Belo Horizonte, MG CEP - 30.160-914
Phone: +55 31 3115-1400