Hidalgo Training Initiative Prepares 100 Young Mexican Leaders


Press Releases


TWC’s Hidalgo Training Initiative Professionally Prepares 100 Young Mexican Leaders

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

PACHUCA, MEXICO - Governor of Hidalgo, José Francisco Olvera Ruiz, and the Chief International Officer and Senior Vice President of Advanced Leadership Programs at The Washington Center, Pilar Mendiola-Fernández, signed the Hidalgo Training Initiative which will allow 100 young leaders and public servants from Hidalgo to receive training on sustainability matters and efficiency in the design and implementation of public policies. The Governor emphasized the necessity to advance young leaders into professional and academic achievers to serve as better public officers of the Government of Hidalgo in the different areas in which they serve.


“We must support the youth. The new generation has strong goals and they deserve better opportunities,” said Governor Olvera in his message to the young selected participants. In addition, TWC’s Mendiola-Fernández, remarked that, "The Hidalgo Training Initiative is the first one of its kind to be developed and implemented in Mexico.”


Currently, The Washington Center is hosting the first cohort of 15 Hidalgo trainees who are taking academic courses and, at the same time, working in several organizations in Washington, D.C. to acquire more professional skills that will benefit them and their communities upon their return to their home state of Hidalgo. Over the next three years, 100 young public servants will receive training on topics such as sustainability and efficient public policy. Each semester TWC will receive between 15–20 participants.


The Hidalgo Training Initiative has been designed to serve 100 young people and to transform them into leaders, taking their own personal skills and training them to create professional achievement for their communities and society. For more than 10 years, TWC has partnered with various Mexican states, including Hidalgo, to provide transformational experiential education opportunities to college and university students, as well as young professionals, throughout Mexico. This partnership demonstrates both TWC's and the Hidalgo Government's ongoing commitment to the values of civic engagement, social responsibility, leadership and professional achievement.


About The Washington Center


The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has more than 50,000 alumni who have become leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world. It was established in 1975.

Experience a Day in the Life of an Intern at The Washington Center

Learn More