YMCA Mexico honoured by national philanthropic body
On November 27, YMCA Mexico was acknowledged by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) with the “Recognition of Commitment to others 2019”, for
the creation of the YMCA Homes for Migrant Youth, which respond to the needs of repatriated minors; the community development and social assistance programs that promote the human potential and the community integration of populations in conditions of vulnerability; as well as for the promotion of sports including: the creation of basketball, volleyball, racquetball and pongallo, all integrated in a model of institutional economic sustainability.
By providing girls and boys access to basic education, meals, support with homework and sport activities; YMCA contributes with tools for their development as independent and proactive adults in their community.
The social transformation work occurs mainly through the YMCA Community Development Centers (Ajusco, Atizapán, Iztacalco, Naucalpan and Tijuana), the YMCA Home for Grant holders of Camohmila (Tepoztlán), the YMCA Homes for Migrant Youth (Agua Prieta, Ciudad Juárez, Piedras Negras and Tijuana), the YMCA University and the hundreds of social, cultural and sport activities. In order to achieve it, the Y, works with more than 800 volunteers, trainees, social service providers and 665 staff members.
Additionally, this year, YMCA Mexico was acknowledged with the following certifications: Certificate of Institutionality and Accountability 2019 by CEMEFI and the certificate of Building Transparent Civil Organizations (CONFIO A.C.).
Under the Filantrofilia methodology, it was determined that the YMCA Community Development and Social Assistance Program and its services generate a social impact with a social-economic return of $2.82 pesos per each peso invested.
Our formula for success contains several elements: Own income, generated through the sports branches, strategic partnerships, fundraising campaigns, international cooperation and especially, the commitment, passion, love and trust of all of those who are part of the YMCA family.
After arriving to Mexico in 1892, YMCA Mexico, “The Y”, today has presence in eight states of the Mexican Republic benefiting more than 54 thousand people annually through their social programs such as community integration, health, education, migration, recreation and sports.