Antonio Huertas, Chairman and CEO of MAPFRE, and José Antonio Lozano Díez, Dean of the UP-IPADE Network, open the MAPFRE-Universidad Panamericana Community Center, which will offer food, education, healthcare, legal support and psychological counseling in an area with a high rate of social exclusion.
Mexico D.F., May 12, 2015. Today FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE and Universidad Panamericana opened the “MAPFRE-Universidad Panamericana Community Center”, a 1,600-square-meter space, which this year alone is set to address the needs of 5,000 underprivileged people in this region, home to 750,000 Mexicans of whom three in ten live in poverty and 18,000 in extreme poverty.
Funded and administered by FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE and Fundación UP-IPADE, the center will be run by Universidad Panamericana professionals and more than 400 volunteers from the two institutions, providing basic food, healthcare, vocational training, psychological counseling and legal advice to the beneficiaries.
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FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE is an institution deeply committed to society. Its principal mission is to improve the economic and social conditions of the most disadvantaged people and sectors of society, disseminate culture, fine arts and literature, and encourage the safety of people and their assets, with a particular focus on road safety, prevention and health promotion. During the course of 2014, the foundation organized more than 25 social projects in Mexico, which benefited more than 350,000 people and represented an investment in excess of 33 million pesos.
UNIVERSIDAD PANAMERICANA. For over 45 years Universidad Panamericana has been forging a reputation as a higher education institution known for its solid academic programs, scientific rigor and Christian humanist values based on the quest to find and uphold truth. Spread across three campuses (Mexico D.F., Guadalajara and Aguascalientes), the university contributes to the training of more than 7,000 students enrolled in degree programs. Its main outreach initiatives include the construction of rural homes for the indigenous population, entrepreneurial projects with women, and advice and job boards for people with disabilities.
FUNDACIÓN UP-IPADE was created in 2011 to build alliances and obtain funding to further the educational, cultural, social and environmental aims of the UP and IPADE, with a special focus on Mexico.