To reach community empowerment through participatory learning. Universidad Popular works in partnership with neighborhood residents to transform their lives and ultimately, the community.
Our community work is rooted in the educational philosophy of Paulo Freire, the world-renowned Latin American educator. For this reason, Universidad Popular believes that to succeed in the community, education must be done with the participation of local residents. Therefore we shy away from traditional paradigms of community work characterized by giving programs to the community. Instead, we choose to carry out activities, projects and programs such as education with, by and for the community.