We believe in Real Field Work
Natik’s year-round commitment to education and economic impact in the areas where we work makes us an exceptional ally for institutions outside of Mexico and Guatemala that are interested in cultivating long-term relationships through Critical Service-Learning (CSL) experiences.
We believe that meaningful contribution to the north-south dialog is based on genuine information exchanges between people who would normally not have the opportunity to be in direct contact with one another.
All aspects of our CSL experiences are carefully planned in collaboration with our partner organizations. We create spaces for sharing of personal and professional experience related to issues that are important to all of us, such as the regional causes of poverty, environmental degradation, and migration.
It is only when we truly understand that we are more alike than we are different that we can attempt to understand the global and regional causes of educational, economic, environmental, social, and political imbalances that create the divisive illusion of “us and them”.
Our goal is that each CSL experience be a fair and balanced exchange between the academic and service expectations and the areas of expertise of the CSL participants, and needs of our partnners and allies in México and Guatemala.
For groups interested in Natik Immersions, we've developed a form that gives us enough details to get a conversation started. We look forward to hearing from you!