We are APEM, the Association of Mexican Professionals and Entrepreneurs Foundation in New York (Asociación de Profesionistas y Empresarios Mexicanos Foundation en Nueva York).
We are a group of volunteers. We are committed to the well-being of the Mexican community in New York, and we have a strong desire to educate, inspire, and cause a noticeable improvement in the life, education, work and personal finances of our fellow Mexicans.
APEM is grateful to have the support of the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, and we are happy to support the events of the Consulate as well. However, we have decided to incorporate the Association as a non-profit organization so that it can have a life of its own and, in that way, we ensure its continuity for years to come.
The idea of creating APEM was born of the alarming statistics, which show that the Mexican community in NY has had unfortunate circumstances that have led it to reflect the lowest indices and degrees of education, work and remuneration as compared to the rest of the ethnic groups with whom we share New York.
Our goal is to move beyond being mere spectators of the statistics to proactively focus our efforts to turn ourselves into Mexicans who GENERATE OPPORTUNITIES for the benefit of our fellow countrymen. We want APEM to serve as a catalyst and bridge with existing institutions so that their efforts can benefit those mexicans who need them. In this fashion, our fellow Mexicans will RECEIVE AND AMPLIFY those opportunities that we generated for them.
Initially, they will make the most out of the opportunities for themselves. However, as happens all the time when there are prosperity and benefits derived from opportunities, they will feel the need to share those opportunities and knowledge with family, friends, and their community. And a virtuous cycle will be established, based on generating knowledge, benefits and prosperity. And all this, in turn, will result in an increase in educational, labor and economic expectations generated by the people within the community.
If you are interested in joining our cause and generating opportunities for the Mexican community in New York, join APEM today!