The Impact of the Centro Educativo Ixtlyollotl on the State of Puebla, Mexico

Client: Centro Educativo Ixtlyollotl
Faculty: Jody Spiro
Team: Alexandra Alpert, Sergio Chacon, Lina Maria Lince, Carola Saba
Year: 2004
The Capstone team measured the impact of the Centro Educativo Ixtlyollotl (CEI) on the indigenous communities of Puebla. CEI is a non-governmental organization dedicated to developing the indigenous communities of Puebla, through formal and informal education and economic development projects. The CEI provides services to 14 indigenous communities and has 700 students enrolled in grades K-12. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the impact that the CEI has had on the communities that they have been serving for more than 18 years. The team measured the impact by conducting surveys and focus groups. The results from the quantitative and qualitative analysis show that the CEI has had a significant effect in improving the socioeconomic well-being and social capital of the people in the region.