The Enseña por México program works to improve the quality of education in Mexico while creating social engagement among college graduates in Mexico. Currently, tens of thousands of low-income children in Mexico lack the knowledge and skills they need to become productive citizens. Students from Mexico score among the lowest in reading and math of all 15-year olds as measured by PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) and 50% percent do not meet the assessment’s basic skill levels (compared to an average of 19 percent across other OECD nations). Deprived of the chance to access and pursue the same life opportunities as their more affluent peers, disadvantaged children remain caught in a cycle of poverty. Enseña por México, AC, brings the Teach for All and Teach for America models to schools and students across Mexico. In September 2013, the first group of Enseña por México corp members (Profesionales de Enseña por México, known as PEMs for short) began working with students in the states of Puebla and Estado de Mexico.
This particular effort to open the PEM positions to U.S. Latino students seeks to create awareness of the problems faced by both educational systems in Mexico and the United States first hand, and to create a space in which the corps members can suggest solutions to tackle these issues and develop collaborative strategies for both countries. The program promotes meaningful life experiences and exchanges between corps members from the U.S., the Mexican students, their families, and Mexican PEMs and teachers. All this while improving the educational quality in the city to which they are assigned. By bringing Hispanic students to Mexico, the program also seeks to promote ties between young leaders of each country to understand the educational realities facing Mexico and the United States and to collaborate to improve the same.
ENSEÑA POR MÉXICO 2014 CALL FOR APPLICANTS
“We are an organization committed to both improving the educational quality of students in marginalized regions and promoting educational equity in Mexico. We invite youth leaders to join a professional environment where they can actively work to improve the education of Mexico’s children and youth.”
Who are we looking for?
Successful applicants will:
1. Possess a strong desire to contribute, transform, and create positive changes.
2. Agree with the values, mission, and vision of Enseña por Mexico.
3. Be able to demonstrate achievements in academic and professional settings.
4. Possess the qualities of perseverance, commitment, and innovation.
5. Possess strong planning and organizational skills.
6. Possess leadership and motivation, as well as the skills to interact with diverse actors.
7. Possess critical thinking skills.
8. Possess excellent Spanish writing skills.
9. Possess math, reading, writing, English, and social science teaching skills.
Sucessful applicants must:
1. Hold a college degree.
2. Have earned a GPA equal or superior to 3.2
3. Commitment to serve for at least 2 years.
4. Be younger than 29 years of age at the time of your application.
What are the benefits?
Your participation as an Enseña por Mexico professional (EPM) will give you the opportunity to generate real societal impact and transform the lives of children and youth in Mexico.
EPM Fellows will:
1. Develop leadership skills.
2. Gain continuous training through various certifications.
3. Be part of the transformation of the Mexican educational system.
4. Benefit from networking with renowned education leaders in Mexico.
5. Belong to the Teach for All international network.
6. Earn a monthly stipend during the two years of the program.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY
Applications will be accepted between 1/1/2014 and 5/15/2014
The selection process includes a face-to-face interview.
Candidates whose applications are received through March 31, 2014 will have the opportunity to attend the interview in the United States.
If an application is received between April 1st and May 15, 2014, the applicant will need to travel to Mexico for the interview at applicant's own expense.
For more information please contact: Eva Grajeda