Chicago has situated itself as a leader in the reform of public schools, the improvement of public safety initiatives, the provision of accessible housing and the promotion of social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Given this, and because it is the second city outside Mexico that has more population of Jalisco origin, it is necessary to strengthen the educational and cultural services offered to our nationals in that metropolis to make it a futuristic option for the UDG Foundation USA to expand into, being the strategic connection point with Mexican communities residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
The presence and activities of the UDG Foundation USA have been consolidated in the Midwest of the United States through collaboration with social leaders, politicians and educational authorities to champion these projects for our nationals. This multi-year relationship allowed bridges to be built between Jalisco residents living in Mexico and those living in the United States through the joint organization of cultural festivals and the promotion of Mexican traditions.
Once the Los Angeles project was consolidated, the University extended its activities in the United States to the city of Chicago, as it is the city with the second largest city population of Mexicans abroad. Figures from the Pew Research Center revealed that in Chicago there are 1.9 million Latinos, of which 1.5 (79%) are of Mexican origin, so it is necessary to bring education, culture and services to the Mexican diaspora.