About Us

• Who we Are

We are a socially responsible nonprofit organization founded in 2000 with a volunteer Board of Directors and people that share common values dealing with humanity and respect for all.

• Our Mission

To inspire cultural diversity through education and engagement of local and global communities

• Quienes Somos

Somos una organización sin fines de lucro, con responsabilidad social, establecida en 2000 y con una mesa directiva de voluntarios que compartimos valores en común relacionados a la humanidad y respeto a todos.

• Nuestra Misión

Inspirar diversidad cultural a través de la educación y participación de comunidades locales y globales.

ADVISORY BOARD/MESA CONSULTIVA

  • Mario Sibaja, Artist/Muralist
  • Martin Zitter, The Realm of the Maya

  • Estrella Navarro, Founder, Big Blue International Competition
  • Máximo Marcuso, The Tenor of the Americas (Guatemala)
  • Luigi Mira, Oveishon

BOARD OF DIRECTORS/MESA DIRECTIVA – USA

  • Marisol Lopez – Secretary
  • Vicky Cerpa, Member

  • Marcelo May – Treasurer
  • Jayet Manzur, Member

YUCATAN

  • Mirna Aracelly Zapata, Cultural Advisor/Asesora Cultural

  • David Rodriguez, Representante

YOUNG AMBASSADORS

  • Rachel Lopez

  • Fayne Tamayo

OUR COLLABORATORS/NUESTROS COLABORADORES:

  • General Consulate of México in Los Ángeles
  • US-México Chamber of Commerce
  • UNAM-LA
  • Amigos Unidos de JPL
  • LACMA
  • Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
  • UDG-USA
  • Levitt Pavilion LA
  • La Plaza de la Cultura y Artes
  • Secretary of Tourism of Yucatan/SEFOTUR
  • Canal 22 de México
  • Alianzas America

AREAS OF WORK/ÁREAS DE TRABAJO:

  1. Education & Health
  2. Community Engagement
  3. Art/Culture
  4. Science & Technology
  5. Environment Preservation
  6. Tourism
  7. Economic Development

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS/NUESTROS LOGROS:

  • 2019 –
    • September 8, 2019 – Desfile de Independencia de México en East Los Angeles –
    • Float- HERENCIA MAYA: Ciencia, Espacio y Cultura – Ing. Luis E. Velasco, NASA, Amigos de JPL, MMF, Juego de Pelota Mesoamerica de San Fernando Valley, Jose y Maria Eugenia Loria, Martin K. Zitter
    • Special guest: Secretario, Emilio Ramón Ramírez, Secretario de Secretaria de Desarrollo Sustentable de Pueblos Indígenas de Chiapas, MX.
    • Septiembre 11 – US-México Chamber of Commerce – Welcome/Bienvenida a Embajadora Marcela Celorio- Nueva Cónsul General de México en Los Ángeles.
    • August 11- 2019-MacArthur Park, Los Angeles
    • 2nd Annual MUNDO MAYA DAY/2da. Celebracion del Mundo Maya 2019-Levitt Pavilion (Foto galleria)
    • – Welcome Breakfast for Jose Manzur & Premio Kukulkan “Yucateco Distinguido” Eduard Cauich
  • 2018 –
    • SLIG Charitable Foundation/San Diego Alzheimer’s Foundation
    • “Dale Significado a Tu Vida” Salud y Motivación
    • “Visita a la NASA/Recibimiento Gobernador de Chiapas a LA”
    • “Night on Broadway” Los Angeles – Booth
    • August 12, – “Celebration of Mundo Maya” Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park, LA
    • Visit with Andres Pruna, Nat Geo Photographer at Aquarium of the Pacific https://levittlosangeles.org/2018/08/09/back-to-school-at-levitt-la-a-celebration-of-maya-culture/
    • Red de Talento Cluster Espacial, Tequila, Jalisco
  • 2017 –
    • POW WOW – Native American Indian Commission – Booth
    • POSADAS MINIONDAS – Santa Ana, CA
    • Celebrating Native American Indigenous Month – October
    • “Corn Exhibit- Mario Sibaja” Stay Gallery, Downey
    • Promocion “Voto del Yucateco en el Exterior”- INE – Video https://www.facebook.com/Mundo-Maya-Foundation-123246564376484/
    • Western Food Expo-Sabor Latino” Apoyando empresarias yucatecas de Yucatan
    • Diving Contribution to Science – Dr. Guillermo De Anda – Mark Taper Auditorium-LA Public Library
  • 2016 – Emmy’s Awards – Hollywood
  • 2015 – Univision in Yucatan
  • 2014 – Mexico Food Fair – Feria de Libro Lea LA- UDG-USA
  • 2013 – Mexico Food Fair
  • 2012 – Opening of Desfile de Fiestas Patrias ELA, Dreaming About Tulum Movie Premiere, Hanal Pixan – Kukulkan Prophecies, Calgary Stampede Centennial, Calgary, Canada
  • 2011 – Pasarela Guayaberas y Rebozos – You Tube – Presentation in Madrid, Spain “ Preserving Maya Culture in LA”
  • 2010 – Mexico’s Bicentennial
  • 2009 –
  • 2008 –
  • 2007 – Casa Yucatan Opening, African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth – Art Exhibit, Encuentro de Mujeres Migrantes
  • 2006 – Mexico Trade Show – LA Convention Center
  • 2005 – Federación de Clubes Yucatecos-USA – Hanal Pixan, Plaza Olvera-LA
  • 2004 – COPA COFEM – Yucatan Day
  • 2003 – 3rd Place – Desfile de Fiestas Patrias in East Los Angeles
  • 2002 – Club Yucatan de California – Our Beginnings
  • 2001 – Mundo Maya Foundation –
  • 2000 – Mundo Maya Foundation seed is planted