Education Transformation Fund

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Students at a KIPP inspired school in Mexico

Education Transformation Fund

The USMF's Education Transformation Fund (ETF) supports innovative and catalytic initiatives to strengthen education and civic engagement in Mexico. Since its inception, the fund has provided over $2.3 million to 48 organizations across the country, impacting 156,000 students and 3,000 teachers in 420 schools across the country.

ETF grants focus on transformative project with a particular focus on the key areas of STEM, English and Civic Engagement. A few examples of the organizations the ETF has supported include:


Enseña por México

• Provided seed funding and strategic advice to bring the proven Teach for America model to Mexico

• Since its launch in the state of Puebla in 2013, the program has expanded to 4 more states in the country, placing 225 high-performing recent college graduates in low-income schools serving 25,700 students


KIPP México

• Provided seed funding to bring the highly succesful Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) to Mexico, which focuses on free, high quality, college preparatory education serving low income communities

• With USMF support, KIPP now operates 7 schools throughout the country with plans to continue expanding in order to reach over 1,000 students by 2016










Vía Educación

• A new program focused on increasing student, parent, teacher, principal and community participation in school improvement

• With USMF support, the program will launch in 10 schools serving 300 low-income students in Monterrey, Nuevo León











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Education Transformation Fund

“The participation of us parents is very important, we've put together a working group with teachers and the administration, we've done a ton of activities to benefit the school, we get involved in the kids' learning activities; we'll be putting on a recycling workshop later today.”-- ETF beneficiary

"First I like the behavior of the teachers and school, how they treat the kids, how responsible the teachers are and committed to the children’s education.  I see that my girls have really grown a lot, and improved a lot in their schoolwork.  Most important I think, their self-esteem has improved a lot.  My girls are very far ahead in their work, it’s very different from a public school.   They are learning things that aren’t taught at the public school.  My third daughter who is in public school actually learns from the others who are here, they teach her and practice with her.  So I’m very grateful for all they are doing here and all the difference they have made for my family.”-- ETF beneficiary

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