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Public Education in Rural Mexican Communities

By Phyllis Culp

Since President Peña Nieto took office in 2012, the Mexican educational system has been scrutinized, and many reforms are being made to address the shortcomings of the public school system. Daniela Franco will share her impressions of the challenges facing the public educational system in rural communities and talk about the need to approach the problem from a different angle. It is not so much a funding problem as it is an issue of strategy and perspective.

UU Fellowship service
“Public Education in Rural Mexican Communities”
By Daniela Franco
Sun, Sep 28, 10:30am
Posada de la Aldea Ancha de San Antonio 15

As a Mexican-American, Daniela Franco grew up in Philadelphia and spent her summers in Mexico. She currently works for Apoyo a Gente Emprendedora (, a micro-lending nonprofit working in rural communities surrounding San Miguel de Allende. Daniela founded a project for Apoyo in 2012 to teach children in poor, rural communities the basic tenets of financial literacy and critical thinking skills as a way to address the systemic poverty afflicting rural communities. She studied for a masters in international policy studies with a concentration in Human Rights and Gender at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) and a masters in business administration with a focus on the creation of new businesses at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (campus Querétaro).

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at


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