Here’s a shocking fact: when it comes to academics, the poorest children in Vietnam outperform the wealthiest children in Mexico, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment. Despite Mexico’s recent progress in ensuring that young people finish...
Laguna San Ignacio is one of the last places on earth where gray whales can give birth and raise their young. It provides important critical habitats for migratory birds and local fisheries. Although the region is an internationally recognized protected area, its ecological integrity is still threatened…
At the border, most migrants, asylum seekers and deportees are facing a precarious situation. They are encountering a shortage of shelter space and lacking access to other basic needs including food, water, clothing, hygienic products, legal services, and proper health care.
The International Community Foundation Announces Marisa Aurora Quiroz as President and Chief Executive Officer.
NATIONAL CITY, CA., December 13, 2021 – After a 3-month international search, Marisa Aurora Quiroz has been selected to lead the International Community Foundation (ICF) as President and Chief Executive Officer. Her track record co-powering and strengthening communities and vulnerable natural habitats will lead ICF into its exciting future.
The International Community Foundation honorably supports and funds CERCA-Center for Renewable Energy and Environmental Quality. CERCA is proving itself as a leader in renewable energy and an influential agency to improve environmental quality by presenting energy education to more than 7000 students, advising and accompanying citizens in collective legal action against pollution, and informing the population through their online platform, airelimpiobcs.org.mx., about issues relating to energy, air quality, and health in climate change conditions…
To support this ambitious “re-emergence,” ICF has been rapidly building the capacity of the BCS Food Security Alliance, an initiative we have been incubating over the last 7 years to increase access to fresh, healthy food, improve community health and resilience, and promote sustainable local food production. The Alianza para la Seguridad Alimentaria de BCS (ASA) is positioned to be hub for united action, creative, long-term solutions, research and support for “cultivating health food systems.”
Defensa Ambiental Noroeste (DAN) es una organización constituída de abogados de interés público dedicados a la protección ambiental. La misión de DAN es “salvaguardar la biodiversidad y la calidad de vida garantizando el respeto de los derechos y el cumplimiento de los deberes en materia ambiental a través de la aplicación efectiva de la ley.” DAN logra esto promoviendo la aplicación del marco jurídico mexicano e internacional. DAN también proporciona asesoría legal para comunidades, individuos y organizaciones para fortalecer sus estrategias para la conservación de la biodiversidad y el patrimonio natural.
Over the course of the past two years, through a series of dinners, conversations, and campaigns, This is About Humanity (TIAH) has raised close to $1 million for vulnerable communities at the border. When COVID-19 hit, TIAH rapidly pivoted to continue supporting communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Restricted movement of people across the border, and even more limited opportunities to request asylum required innovative formats for continued engagement and support. As a result, TIAH structured a series of creative cross border matching grant campaigns during the pandemic to provide support to these vulnerable communities.
Cabo Pulmo is home to the only coral reef in the entire Gulf of California. Because of this, ACCP sees this topic as critically important and therefore participates in the region’s Coral Restoration project. ACCP’s efforts, however, are not only focused on protecting marine life, but also its residents and visitors. For example, one of their projects focuses on ocean water quality monitoring, with the goal of guaranteeing that local beaches are suitable for recreational use.
Admired for their beauty, Los Cabos has been named among the world’s top best travel destinations, and it’s a preferred retirement spot for the U.S. and Canadian citizens looking to wake up every day to a warm, beautiful, and calming second home. However, it’s marine and terrestrial life are being threatened.
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