Un Futuro Mejor provides opportunities for underprivileged adolescents so that they can reach their full potential, through loving care, spirituality, and quality education.
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A Mazatlan where all children are given the opportunity to grow into self-sufficient adults.
Providing the children of Mazatlán a brighter future.
Our goal is to break the cycle that perpetuates poverty by helping children in need become self-sufficient and successful adults. Our initial focus is on teens in Mazatlán, Mexico. Refugio Mazatlan and Mi Futuro provide shelter, meals, academic and spiritual education and loving care. The young people are educated and mentored so that they understand their strengths and skills and the opportunities for a productive future. They are encouraged to build on their strengths through additional studies, apprenticeships or training so that they can work to support themselves and possibly others and become successful members of society. A “model” could be developed and tested for use elsewhere in Mazatlán, Mexico or in other selected cities or countries.
Percent of population living below the poverty line
Percent of Mexico's total income that is generated by the top 10% of the population
COMPLETION OF HIGH SCHOOL
Percent of population (cumulative) that has completed high school
MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPLETION
Current middle school completion rate
Un Futuro Mejor supports those in need by providing basic necessities, loving care, education and opportunities for a brighter future. Our initial focus is on the youth of Mazatlán, Mexico.
The Board of Directors of Un Futuro Mejor, Inc. do not receive any compensation. Every dollar donated is used to care for the children.
Meet our team members who work to help local children become productive, healthy members of society.
After living in several Third World countries, and volunteering in the USA Nicola has enjoyed a life of adventure. She now has the opportunity to do something she is truly passionate about. Nicola hopes that she can bring her energy, compassion, and skills to help the most vulnerable children in the beautiful city of Mazatlán.
Guy was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in South Africa. Guy and his wife, Nicola, moved to Denver in 1990. They now live in Mazatlán, Mexico. Guy is excited to be a part of Un Futuro Mejor and to continue helping children in need with a focus on those in Mazatlán.
Jason was given the fortunate opportunity of being raised in multiple countries throughout the world, including some developing nations. This privilege has given him the drive to be involved with Un Futuro Mejor and the life-changing opportunities it provides for children. Jason hopes to help the kids develop a passion for learning new skills.
Ryan also grew up in many countries around the world, and was exposed to many different cultures. He developed empathy and compassion for those who are less fortunate and is excited to be a part of Un Futuro Mejor. He brings knowledge and skills to the foundation and is passionate about helping children in need.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"
Vincent Van Gogh
Refugio Mazatlán is located in Mazatlán Sinaloa, México. It is a free home for boys who are homeless, orphaned, neglected, abused, or who live in poverty. Refugio Mazatlán focuses on adolescents of middle school and high school age. The goal is to provide support for boys who might not otherwise be able to attend school. Refugio Mazatlan is staffed by professionals, with teachers to assist with homework, and psychologists to offer therapy as needed. Refugio provides a safe, nurturing environment for the boys to live in, as well as all the tools that are required for them to prosper and eventually become independent adults.
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The Mazatlán Team
Meet our Refugio and Mi Futuro Mazatlán team members who work to help Mazatlán children become productive, healthy members of society.
Bere was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and currently lives there with his wife and two children. He studied philosophy and theology for a career as a priest and is now the director of Refugio Mazatlán. His vision is to teach the boys in the home by being a role model in the way he thinks, speaks and acts.
Coordinator/ Social Worker
Oscar was born in Cuauhtemoc Chihuahua and currently lives in Mazatlan. He obtained his degree in psychology from Universidad Autónoma de Occidente – Mazatlán. He provides counseling and therapy to the boys at Refugio Mazatlan. His goal is to provide profesional services with good ethics.
Celene was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and currently lives there with her two children. She works as the cook at Refugio Mazatlán. Her goal is to provide the boys with a variety of quality meals to ensure that they are well nourished.
Estefany was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and currently lives there with her husband and two children. She has a Social Work degree and cares for the children, helping them with their homework and other activities. Her goal is to help the Refugio boys meet all of their academic goals.
Enrique was born Los Zalates, Sinaloa and currently lives in Mazatlán with his wife. He only had the opportunity of studying grade 4 at school. He is the night caregiver for Refugio Mazatlán. His goal is to be a good worker for the welfare and security of the boys.
Pamela was born in Villa Unión, Sinaloa and currently lives in Mazatlán.
She obtained her degree from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa as a Social Worker. She cares for the children, helping them with their homework and other activities. Her goal is to always be ready to help in any situation.
MI FUTURO en mis manos
Mi Futuro is a home in Mazatlán that targets boys and girls who typically come from families who cannot afford to support them. The adolescents have completed high school and are “graduates” from other existing children’s homes. They wish to further their personal growth and education. The intention is that they will learn a skill such as a university degree or trade. The goal is to provide the adolescents with an opportunity to become self-sustaining and succesful members of society. In this way Mi Futuro plays a small part in breaking the cycle that perpetuates poverty.
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REFUGIO MAZATLÁN NEWSLETTER
Un Futuro Mejor, Inc. (UFM) is a Colorado, USA based non- profit organization which was formed on August 6, 2014 and received 501(c)(3) status on September 8, 2015. Its initial focus is to help disadvantaged adolescent boys whose families cannot afford to support them in Mazatlán Mexico. This is done through Fundación Lansdown A.C. (FL AC) which was formed in Mazatlán on May 8, 2015 and received charitable status, the equivalent of the USA 501(c)(3), on January 4, 2017. FL AC provides the bulk of the funds to operate Refugio Mazatlán which is in an 800m2 two-story building located in Centro and caters to 20 to 30 boys in middle and high school and university.
As an exempt organization we are making available the following IRS forms:
Form 1023 Supplemental information
501(c)(3) Tax Exempt approval notification
Form 990 for 2015
Form 990 for 2016
Form 990 for 2017
Form 990 for 2018
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