(San Francisco) – Five Bay Area organizations were awarded scholarship funding in support of mexican youth and adults, either for college education or to participate in adult learning. The $30,033 dollars in funding comes from the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) and the Mexican government, and it has been granted to local organizations for the last several years.
Up-Valley Family Centers in Calistoga, Puente de la Costa del Sur in Pescadero, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County, Puertas Abiertas in Napa, and Monument Impact in Concord are this year’s beneficiaries.
“One of the challenges for Mexican youth in Pescadero is distance,” said Noel Chavez, education director at Puente de la Costa del Sur. “Our young men and women are far from big cities, but they have the energy to pursue their dreams. We, at Puente, connect, motivate, and support them. This funding is very helpful.”
“Social Mobilization is key for people to improve their life and progress, and it is one of the Mexican Government’s priorities,” said Andres Roemer, Mexican Consul in San Francisco, who personally handed over the IME-Becas certificates Friday at the Mexican Consulate.
Content by Lupita Peimbert.