A year-long sabbatical on Mexico’s Costalegre in 2002, solidified Julie Catton’s lifelong commitment to the la gente mexicana.  Since that time, she has been active in the grassroots works of several NGOs (non-governmental organizations) whose shared mission is to improve the lives of people inhabiting the Central Pacific coast of Jalisco, Mexico, through a variety of education and social justice projects.

Julie invites you to take a look at the important work of these NGOs mentioned below.  If you are moved to do so, please make a tax-deductible donation to support the empowerment of Mexican youth.

La Catalina Foundation A.C.  is a registered Mexican non-profit organization that provides language and literacy opportunities free of charge to the local people of La Manzanilla and surrounding areas.
La Catalina Foundation U.S.A. supports educational and social justice programs in La Manzanilla, Jalisco. It issues tax deductible receipts to U.S. donors.
Careyes Foundation catalyzes innovative programs in education, sports, ecology, and the arts to improve the well being of residents of communities along the Central Pacific coast of Mexico.
Amistad Canada is a CRA-registered Canadian charity that works to improve the lives of impoverished Mexicans through health, education and social justice programs.