Centro Rendu, a culturally and linguistically appropriate Latino outreach program led by St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle | King County, was recently awarded a grant of $4,500 from IME (Institute for Mexican living in the Exterior) through the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle.
St. Vincent de Paul was one of three organizations in the Northwest to receive grants.
This is the third consecutive year Centro Rendu has received funding from the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle. We are pleased and grateful for the ongoing support and relationship we have developed with the Consulate of Mexico. “Our partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Seattle affirms our work and commitment to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to education ‘as a way out of poverty,’” says Mirya Muñoz-Roach, Chief Program Director for St. Vincent de Paul.
Each grantee signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Consulate of Mexico laying the groundwork for collaboration to increase the educational level of Mexicans or people of Mexican origin residing in the United States. With the support of the Consulate of Mexico, Centro Rendu provided nearly 600 low income Mexican individuals with literacy, GED prep, ESL, and computer classes in 2015.
Centro Rendu is proud to have served a total of 1,103 clients last year alone with a comprehensive set of linguistically and culturally responsive adult education, case management, and legal assistance services.
According to the Consul of Mexico, Roberto Dondisch, the grant was part of the “efforts of the Government of Mexico to contribute to development and self-improvement of Mexican migrants living in the United States.”
He went on to explain, “We (Mexico) deliver these resources which we are sure that such organizations may continue to contribute to the education and training of our citizens, continuing the great work they have done to date. This program aims to support students so they can continue or start their education.”