Empower women through education!

by Cordem ABP
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Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!
Empower women through education!

Dear CORDEM donors,

We write to you with a deep sense of gratitude, because through your donations CORDEM has been able to continue working for its mission: to encourage women who lack educational opportunities and emotional support, supporting them in their process of personal transformation in order for them to impact positively on their community and transcend the social fabric.

These past three months have been full of celebrations, experiences and new challenges that have reminded us why for the past 22 years we have been driven by our commitment. We are still inspired, and committed, towards a more equitable and humane world with greater equal opportunities for women.

During the month of June we celebrated the graduation of five women who were part of the community of CORDEM as members of our program: we are proud to have been a bridge for them to develop academic and professional tools, and we are excited to have provided safe spaces through their therapeutic groups in which empowerment was the protagonist. To celebrate, we invited them to the Graduates Dinner, accompanied by Alicia Villarreal (therapist), Diana González (program manager) and Belibet Andrade (General Director).

Likewise, and as part of the end of the semester, the students of our program experienced an ‘Emotional Writing Workshop’ facilitated by Priscila Garza —writer and editor based in Monterrey— in which they learned how words can be a vehicle for emotional healing and liberation.

We share with you the fragment of a letter written in this workshop by Frida Sofía Rivera, one of our five graduates of the semester:

The first few days the question “why are you here?” arose from the Dean, the Director, teachers and even colleagues. "I want to help," she replied. She knew from a book she had read that the role of lawyers is fundamental in society: to fight against the injustices presented by the system, and that is what she wanted to be: a social fighter.

Today I embrace all the Frida’s I have been, and I thank them for the path we have traveled… this is just beginning.

Finally, we are excited to share with you that our July Bonus Day campaign was very successful, and that would not have been possible without each and every one of you: with every donation received that day, GlobalGiving matched our project up to 50%. It’s the sum of actions like these that create great social transformations, and we hope you feel proud to be part of our history and the path of women that are dreaming, and working, towards a greater future for them, for their families and their society.

We are aware that we are very lucky, and fortunate, to have you… Thank you for believing in, and being part of, CORDEM!


Estimados benefactores CORDEM,

Les escribimos con un profundo sentido de agradecimiento, pues a través de sus donativos CORDEM ha podido continuar trabajando por su misión: impulsar a las mujeres que carecen de oportunidades educativas y apoyo emocional para acompañarlas en su proceso de transformación personal y que así logren tener un impacto en su comunidad y trascender en el tejido social.

Estos pasados tres meses han estado repletos de celebraciones, experiencias y nuevos retos que nos han recordado el porqué desde hace 22 años nos mueve la apuesta, y el trabajo, por un mundo más equitativo, más humano y con mayor igualdad de oportunidades para mujeres.

Durante el mes de junio celebramos la graduación de cinco mujeres que formaban parte de la comunidad de becarias CORDEM: nos enorgullece haber sido un puente para que pudiesen desarrollar herramientas académicas y profesionales, y nos emociona el haber provisto espacios seguros a través de sus grupos terapéuticos en los que el empoderamiento fue protagonista. Para celebrar, les invitamos a disfrutar de la Cena de Graduadas, acompañadas de Alicia Villarreal (terapeuta), Diana González (gerente de programas) y Belibet Andrade (Directora General).

Asimismo, y como parte del cierre de semestre vivido ese mismo mes, la comunidad de becarias experimentó un Taller de Escritura Emocional facilitado por Priscila Garza —escritora y editora regiomontana— en el aprendieron cómo las palabras pueden ser un vehículo de sanación y liberación emocional.

Les compartimos el fragmento de una carta escrita en este taller por Frida Sofía Rivera, una de nuestras cinco graduadas del semestre: 

Los primeros días que surgió la pregunta de “¿por qué están aquí?”, de parte del Decano, del Director, de profesoras y profesores e incluso de compañeros o compañeras. “Yo quiero ayudar”, respondía. Sabía por un libro que había leído que el papel de los abogados es fundamental en la sociedad, para luchar contra las injusticias que presenta el sistema, y eso quería ser ella: una luchadora social.
Hoy abrazo a todas las Fridas que he sido, y les agradezco el camino que hemos recorrido, esto apenas comienza.

Por último, nos emociona compartirles que nuestra campaña de July Bonus Day fue muy exitosa, y eso no hubiese sido posible sin cada uno y una de ustedes: con cada una de las donaciones recibidas ese día, GlobalGiving replicó hasta un 50% para nuestro proyecto. Es la suma de acciones como estas las que crean grandes transformaciones sociales, y esperamos que se sientan orgullosos y orgullosas por ser parte de nuestra historia y del camino de mujeres que están soñando, y trabajando, por un mejor futuro para ellas, sus familias y la sociedad.

Estamos conscientes que tenemos mucha suerte, y somos afortunadas, de contar con ustedes… ¡Gracias infinitas por creer, y ser parte, de CORDEM!

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Graduacion Diciembre 2021
Graduacion Diciembre 2021

In a world full of challenges and difficulties, the most important message is born from gratitude: thank you for your commitment and active participation in urgent issues, particularly in the development and growth of women who dream of overcoming themselves and transforming their communities.

2021 was a year in which the word resilience has taken on a different meaning, becoming stronger as our societies have continued to face a continuous need to adapt. Change has been the greatest constant, but there are challenges that continue to be just as important -and even more urgent- today, and one of them is the need to continue betting on women's education. Making the decision to add, from our possibilities, to the struggles that transform society, is something invaluable and full of nobility: it is going to the bottom of the issue, transcending empathy from the discourse and betting from the measurable.

For that and more we want to thank you. Thank you for being part of our community in the ending of 2021 and the first months of 2022. Thank you for believing in our mission and helping us to continue making it a reality. Your commitment strengthens our daily work and allows us to continue working to create more and better bridges for the development of women through education.

We share a testimony of one of the eight students who graduated in December of last year:

"I feel very nervous, excited and happy, I was able to graduate! If you could see me three years ago, I made a total change in my life. Cordem helped me a lot emotionally, you could say that it helped me find my happiness, my path, what I wanted... it made me see beyond a barrier that I had. Cordem helped me get my degree and be the woman I am: empowered. Right now I'm working in logistics, an area of my degree, and I also started my master's degree, because Cordem opened that thirst of continues growth. It made me see beyond my world, gave me that motivation, strength, it fed my soul and made me find myself. Right now I know who I am, what I want and where I am going. And if you allow me, soon I will be helping Cordem too. Thank you for all you did for me, for those years of support, for transforming me into a proud, supportive, empathic, loving, tender, hard-working woman. I am very grateful and very educated thanks to you, and I will continue to educate myself. I am very proud right now to say that today I graduated from Cordem, from university, I have a degree thanks to you!"

- Fernanda, graduate of the Multidimensional Scholarship Program, December 2021

Primera sesion de mentoria 2022
Primera sesion de mentoria 2022


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Thank you very much for your donation!

At Cordem we continue to empower women in our community. We want to share our new institutional profile that was renewed last quarter.

Mission: We encourage women who lack educational opportunities and emotional support to accompany them in their process of personal transformation and thus achieve an impact in their community and transcend the social fabric.

Vision: To be a reference in the country for our impact on women and their community through our unique model of creating educational opportunities and support.

Values: love, resilience, transcendence, fairness, empathy, commitment.

We continue to serve our 63 active fellows with psychotherapy and professional skills workshops, expecting 9 women to graduate during December, adding a total of 19 graduates in 2021.

Without you, it wouldn’t have been possible, thank you!


¡Muchas gracias por tu donativo!

En Cordem continuamos empoderando mujeres en nuestra comunidad. Queremos compartir nuestro nuevo perfil institucional, el cual fue renovado el trimestre pasado.

Misión: Impulsamos a la mujer que carece de oportunidades educativas y apoyo emocional para acompañarla en su proceso de transformación personal y así logre tener un impacto en su comunidad y trascender en el tejido social.

Visión: Ser referente en el país por nuestro impacto en las mujeres y su comunidad a través de nuestro modelo único de creación de oportunidades educativas y de acompañamiento.

Valores: amor, resiliencia, trascendencia, equidad, empatía, compromiso.

Continuamos atendiendo a nuestras 63 becarias activas con psicoterapia y talleres de habilidades profesionales, esperando que durante diciembre se gradúen 9 mujeres, sumando un total de 19 graduadas en 2021.

¡Gracias por tu valiosa donación! Sin ti no hubiese sido posible.


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Thank you very much for your donation!

At Cordem we continue to empower women in our community. During this second quarter, our operational team worked hard on the institutional strengthening, renewing our Mission, Vision and Values. In addition, the theory of change and matrix of indicators were generated, which together with the new Monitoring and Evaluation Department will help us to have greater clarity in the impact that we generate on the Cordem Women and their environment.

Our 96 scholarship applicants were interviewed and underwent a selection and induction process, with which in the next period we will be accepting 32 new Active Scholars. This semester we had 10 graduates!

Thank you for your valuable donation!


¡Muchas gracias por tu donativo! 

En Cordem continuamos empoderando mujeres en nuestra comunidad. Durante este segundo trimestre nuestro equipo operativo trabajo arduamente en el fortalecimiento institucional, renovando nuestra Misión, Visión y Valores. Además se generó la teoría de cambio y matriz de indicadores, que en conjunto con el nuevo Departamento de Monitoreo y Evaluación nos ayudara a tener mayor claridad en el impacto que generamos a las Mujeres Cordem y su entorno. 

Nuestras 96 aplicantes a beca fueron entrevistadas y cursaron un proceso de selección e inducción, con lo cual el próximo periodo estaremos aceptando 32 nuevas Becarias Activas. ¡Este semestre tuvimos 10 graduadas! 

¡Gracias por tu valiosa donación!


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Thank you very much for your donation to Cordem. We've been working non-stop to keep providing high-quality service to empower women and girls in México.

Your contribution has let us do great things this quarter! Including the manteinance of safe online spaces to deal with COVID-19 related stress and anxiety, plus our work through our Comprehensive Scholarship Program to continue education access to online studies and provide personal growth workshops.

During 2020 we had 15 graduates! And as of today we have received 96 applications to our Comprehensive Scholarship. With your help we hope to accept all of them as soon as posible.

We appreciate your donation and will keep on doing the good work!


¡Muchas gracias por tu donativo a Cordem! Hemos trabajado sin parar para continuar dando el mejor servicio para el empoderamiento de mujeres en México.

Tu contribución nos ha permitido hacer grandes cosas este trimestre, incluyendo mantener los espacios de apoyo para lidear con el estrés de la contingencia, continuar el trabajo del programa Becas Integrales para continuar estudios en línea y dar pláticas y talleres en diversos temas de crecimiento personal.

¡Durante el 2020 15 becarias se graduaron! Y al día de hoy recibimos 96 aplicaciones a nuestra Beca Integral, que con tu ayuda esperamos aceptar tan pronto nos sea posible.

¡Gracias por tu valiosa donación!


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Cordem ABP

Location: San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon - Mexico
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Twitter: @cordemabp
Project Leader:
Andrea Teran
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
$20,080 raised of $25,000 goal
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