Earlier this month, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Northwest Nazarene University and the Mexican Consulate was approved. The “Windows of Education/Ventanillas de Orientacion Educativa'' MOU creates an intentional partnership between NNU and the Mexican Consulate dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunities, resources and services available to Mexican nationals and immigrants who currently reside in the region.
"Community and Service are core values for us at NNU and we are ecstatic about this new relationship," Joel Pearsall, NNU President, said. "This partnership allows us to come alongside our friends at the Mexican Consulate so that, together, we can better serve the Mexican community in Idaho, as well as parts of Oregon, Montana and Nevada."
Through the agreement, NNU will help support outreach efforts provided by the Mexican Consulate through their “Windows of Education” program and collaborate in the creation of additional educational preparedness opportunities that will be offered to the community. Details of the plan are currently being developed.
“I am sure this partnership between the Consulate of Mexico in Boise and the prestigious Northwest Nazarene University will strengthen one of the most important programs of the Government of Mexico to support the Mexican community in the United States of America.” Head Consul Ricardo Gerard H., said. “[It] will be so beneficial to our Mexican Nationals in our Consular Circumscription.”
The Boise-based Mexican Consulate provides weekly “Windows” that provide access to free, confidential and timely guidance to Mexican nationals and immigrants on educational, financial and health resources and services available to them. The initial agreement runs through December 2021, with plans to apply for an extended partnership.