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Drivers of Change

If you are interested in developing as a global citizen and social innovation leader, the program Drivers of Change is for you. 
 
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Social Transformation Laboratory

A space dedicated to the co-creation of social innovation initiatives supported with accompaniment for two and a half years by social entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and teachers of this house of studies.

Community Development Projects

The community development programs arise from the commitment of the Universidad de Monterrey to serve the communities and transcend in them.

The Programs of the Universidad de Monterrey offer spaces to develop the competencies and skills of students in accordance with the UDEM Formative Education Model, with the purpose of rounding off the whole-person, professional education that each graduate receives.

These programs allow students to achieve transcendence in the service of others by participating actively in community development outside the institution and jointly with governmental bodies and civil associations, thus enriching the social fabric and empowering the community to create its own change.

Social Projects

Center for Health and Development (CESADE)



The Universidad de Monterrey created the Center for Health and Development, CESADE, in 1984, to provide medical and psychological care to its students and employees. Today, the CESADE offers health, psychology, and education programs to underprivileged communities in San Pedro Garza García, N.L.

CESADE provides medical and dental services, vaccinations, psychological counseling, family counseling, after school remedial courses, computer courses, English courses, and support to families with domestic violence and malnutrition problems.

CESADE is made up of physicians, psychologists, nutritionists, and students doing their social service, under the coordination of university faculty and professionals from different areas. Together, they seek the comprehensive development of each individual.

For more information:
Lic. Armando Ávila Medina
CESADE San Pedro
(81) 8336-4173
(81) 8338-1183
armando.avila@udem.edu.mx

Dra. Lucila Martínez Espinosa
CESADE San Pedro
(81) 8336-4173
(81) 8338-1183
lucila.martineze@udem.edu.mx

The Santa Catarina Polytechnic Preparatory School


Since 2006, UDEM has offered preparatory school education to young people from the municipality of Santa Catarina, N.L. who do not have access to education at that level in the local institutions. UDEM ratifies its commitment to community development through its participation in this unique cooperation model which also involves the Secretariat of Public Education and the Government of the State of Nuevo León.

At the Santa Catarina Polytechnic Preparatory School, UDEM students doing their social service collaborate as teachers, providing education at this level (including technical specialties and humanistic education) to underprivileged young people in that municipality with the purpose of helping them become agents of change in their own community by ensuring their own integration into the working world.

The technical specialties offered include:
  • Website Development (together with data base development)
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Digital Image Manipulation
  • Telecommunications and Networks
  • Precise Manufacturing

At present, the Santa Catarina Polytechnic Preparatory School serves more than 400 young people in the morning session. Every year, the Universidad de Monterrey offers financial support to the most outstanding students so that they can pursue their college education at UDEM.

For more information: ​
Lic. Aracely J. Morquecho Carrizales
Coordinator of Social Programs for Adolescents and Youth
(81) 8215-1000 ext. 2191
aracely.morquecho@udem.edu.mx

Universidad de Barrios


The Universidad de Barrios is a source of pride for UDEM. Through this project, we seek to offer information and training spaces to underprivileged people who are interested in acquiring knowledge, skills, and aptitudes in their personal, productive, and social environments so that they can develop as agents of change in their community.

This project involves inter-institutional cooperation. Faculty and specialist professionals who are part of the community participate in it. Course participants take a non-degree diploma course in community strengthening and intervention, with different possible specialties:
  1. Human and Social Development
  2. Family Development
  3. Community Health
  4. Prevention of Social Problems
  5. Sustainability
  6. The Golden Age: Learning to grow old with dignity

Each specialty has a duration of one year and there is a workbook for participants.

For more information:
Lic. Olga Esquivel Ugarte
Universidad de Barrios
(81) 8215-1732
(81) 8215-1732
olga.guadalupe.esquivel@udem.edu.mx

Facebook: Universidad de Barrios

Factor 360° Program

The Center for Solidarity and Philanthropy offers the Factor 360° program, whose objective is to ensure that adolescents from vulnerable communities acquire competencies and skills through talent clubs and the development of a life plan, thus contributing to preventing crime and encouraging environments of peace.

Students doing the 2nd year of middle school in the public schools of the municipality of Santa Catarina are candidates to participate in this program.

The program offers various culture and sports clubs, such as:
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Hip-hop
  • Parkour
  • Guitar
  • Singing
  • Art
  • Physical Experiments Club

Additionally, spaces are created to reflect on different themes such as human development, sexuality, addictions, and social transformation, led by university students and specialists.

For further information:
Lic. Aracely J. Morquecho Carrizales
Coordinator of Social Programs for Adolescents and Young Adults
Tel. (81) 8215-1000 ext. 2191
aracely.morquecho@udem.edu.mx​


Forming to Transform Program


This program offers undergraduate education scholarships to young people whose profiles clearly indicate social commitment and action. It promotes entrepreneurship and social leadership, global citizenship, sustainability, and community intervention. It also aims to establish synergies with the community and local organizations and identify successful practices.

The program summons young people with an extraordinary service-oriented profile with the aim of helping them to purposefully develop their competencies as social leaders.

These youngsters are trained to analyze the causes of the problems that they attend to, share their theses with faculty and students from other regions, share experiences, debate proposed solutions, as well as to propose and guide solutions to the most pressing problems of our society.

For more information:
Lic. José Alberto Flores Solano
Factor 360° and Forming to Transform
(81) 8215-1342
josealberto.flores@udem.edu.mx

International Help Volunteer Service (VIDA)

The VIDA program is a unique formative experience in which the students perform social service. They commit themselves through their active participation in community development projects for a period of six months to a year, giving the best they have: themselves and their time.

This project enhances the transforming leadership skills of the students performing social service by immersing them in underprivileged communities, thus allowing them to gain a broader perspective on the world’s social problems.

Through their work and selfless commitment, these young people integrate into their lives UDEM’s institutional philosophy of transcending through service.

More helping hands for victims of natural disasters


The Center for Solidarity and Philanthropy (CESyF) has collected supplies has collected supplies for the victims of Hurricane “Ingrid” in the south of Nuevo León and in the states of Chiapas and Guerrero.

For its part, Cáritas de Monterrey, through its “Mano con Mano, Ayudamos de Corazón” (Hand in Hand, Let’s Help from the Heart) campaign, has created synergies with a number of institutions to reach the required number of donations. The Universidad de Monterrey has participated in this noble cause since 2011 through the efforts made by the Physical Education and Health Office with its “Ayudando por los Valores” (Helping for Values).

For all of the above reasons, the Universidad de Monterrey invites the community to continue supporting these institutional efforts to help those who need it the most.

To help meet these goals, CESyF, through the program “Más manos por los damnificados” (More helping hands for the victims of natural disasters), collected hygiene items. Meanwhile, the Physical Education and Health Office collected non-perishable food items through its “Ayudando por los Valores” (Helping for Values) campaign.

The items requested are listed in the following table:

“Más manos por los damnificados”:
CESyF
Hygiene Items
“Ayudando por los Valores”:
Physical Education and Health
Non-perishable Food Items
Bars of soap ​Beans
Toilet paper ​Lentils
​Sanitary pads ​Cooking oil
Diapers Rice
​Wheat flour and/or corn flour
 

Collection centers were installed at the following locations in the UDEM Campus:

  1. Library Lobby  
  2. Shady area of the University Community Center
  3. Arenero (Sand box)   
  4. Offices of the Center for Solidarity and Philanthropy (CESYF), located on the third Floor of the Community Center Building
  5. UDEM Preparatory

For more information:
"Más manos por los daminificados" (More helping hands for the victims of natural disasters) Committee
Center for Solidarity and Philanthropy (CESYF)
DICU Building, 3rd floor

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Drivers of Change

If you are interested in developing as a global citizen and social innovation leader, the program Drivers of Change is for you.  
 
Find out more.

+

Social Transformation Laboratory

A space dedicated to the co-creation of social innovation initiatives supported with accompaniment for two and a half years by social entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and teachers of this house of studies.