We are happy to announce the collaboration between the U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF) and the Red Global de Mexicanos en el Exterior, New York Chapter, in support of binational mentoring programs to benefit Mexicans.
The formal signing of the Memorandum took place this past Friday March 4th during an event presided by Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York, who signed as an honorable witness.
(L-R) Rebeca Vargas, President & CEO of the USMF, Amb. Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York and Carlos Valverde, President of the New York chapter of the RGM signing the M.O.U.
Through this new partnership, the New York Chapter of the Red Global, a network of talented Mexican professionals who reside abroad, will connect its members with the USMF’s mentorship programs, inviting them to participate as mentors. As such, the agreement represents an innovative approach to connecting Mexican professionals in the United States with opportunities to give back to their communities. As Amb. Fuentes-Berain noted during the event, “the agreement addresses the need, and opportunity, for Mexicans who have achieved professional success to share their experience and expertise to help others do the same”.
One of the programs covered by the agreement is “1,000 Dreamers-1,000 Leaders”, a new and unique mentorship and career development program focused on helping Dreamers of Mexican origins in both Mexico and the United States unlock their full professional potential. The program will feature personalized one-on-one mentorship connecting young Dreamer college students with seasoned professionals, training on soft-skills, and opportunities for professional networking. The program was recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) as a new commitment to support the educational attainment and economic empowerment of Dreamers. You can learn more about the program here and sign up as a mentor here.
“We are proud and enthusiastic about the collaboration with the Red Global because we are confident that this will be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for its members who will participate as mentors, and an invaluable support for the college students and entrepreneurs benefiting from the programs as mentees”, said Rebeca Vargas, USMF’ President & CEO.
Carlos Valverde, President of the New York chapter of the RGM, praised the agreement, saying that the mentorship programs provided a new mechanism for members of his group to support the professional development of Mexicans in both the United States and Mexico and signaled the group’s enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of young Mexicans by signing up as mentors.
The USMF is thankful and proud to collaborate with allies such as the Red Global de Mexicanos and the Mexican Consulate to implement impactful binational programs focused on supporting Mexicans in both our countries.