Connecting Education in Mexico with the Future

aka UNETE MEXICAN FOUNDATION   |   Houston, TX   |
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EIN: 20-1496029


Our mission is to support the work of UNETE in Mexico with the overall goal of improving the quality and equity of the education in Mexico through the integration of technology in teaching-learning processes, developing 21st century skills in children from public schools in Mexico.

Ruling year info


Director of International Development

Mrs. Francesca Arienzo

International Development Manager

Mr. Luis Anaya

Main address

1106 Briarbrook

Houston, TX 77042-2010 USA

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Subject area info


Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (B11)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (S19)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Why we do what we do?

- 1 of 2 mexican children has lag in his educational development
- 8 out of every 10 indigenous children have an inadequate level of learning.
- Mexican teachers are outdated since their initial training.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

School Strengthening Program

We support the work of UNETE throughout Mexico. Our fundraising efforts in the United States and globally directly fund the programs in schools all over the country.
These programs empower teachers through the integration of technology in their classrooms. This takes place through the support of a facilitator who is present in the school for one full academic school year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program develops the digital skills of teachers and students by equipping media labs with technology devices, providing access to digital educational content, advice and technical support.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This UNETE program invites teachers and managers to apply for a training scholarship and a certification to demonstrate competence in educational technology through the Educator N1 certification from Google for Education.

A teacher certified in digital skills has a greater opportunity to impact the learning of their students, since they are able to use technology as a tool to guide pedagogical activities in less time and with educational impact.

Our program seeks to train teachers and managers in the use and application of Google for education tools in the teaching-learning process through the exploration of basic aspects and sample tests that allow the development of digital skills and prepare them for the certification test.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our main goal it´s to empower the teachers of public schools so that they can integrate technology into their classes; that would develop XXI century skills in students of Mexico.

Another way to see it:

Our mission is to improve the quality and equity of the education in Mexico, and we believe that every child in Mexico needs accesss to a quality education in order to build their own future and change their lives.

Implement the UNETE Model that includes:

- School Strengthening Program
- Technological Infrastructure

We have more than 20 years bringing our Model to almost 9,308 schools, achieving more than 2.7 million students in every state of Mexico.

We have a very professional team thant includes 60 people in the headquarters and more than 200 mentors present in the schools.

- 2,735,286 students benefited
- 112,155 teachers trained
- 9,308 schools equipped
- 49% of the municipalities of the country benefited by UNETE.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve




The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Director of International Development

Mrs. Francesca Arienzo

International Development Manager

Luis Anaya

Luis Anaya studied sociology and economics at University of San Francisco. Their research interest surrounds access to social determinants of health and long term health outcomes. In the past Luis has coordinated with organizational leadership at organizations like UCSF Shelter Clinic or Chi Upsilon Zeta, as well as coordinated projects for research and development. Currently, Luis serves as International Development Manager at UNETE Mexican Foundation and manages projects in fundraising and donor relations.

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Board of directors
as of 02/01/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mrs. Rebeca Aguilar Álvarez de Sáenz

Enrique Bustamante Martínez

Saloman Shein

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/1/2024

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Gender identity

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/04/2019

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.