JUCONI Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was founded in the city of Puebla in 1989 through the efforts of Sarah Thomas de Benítez, Joanna Wright de Serra and Gabriel Benítez. Together they joined efforts concentrated toward a single commitment: to make JUCONI an organization that would attend children in street situations in a professional way.
Over time and through the work done it was found that there are three groups of children in street situations:
1. The ones who live on the streets
2. The ones working on the streets but living with their families
3. The sons and daughters of market sellers, who start to have their first contact with the street while their parents attend their market stalls.
JUCONI currently has three offices, two located in the city of Puebla and one in Mexico City.
Our team consists of specialists and educators who have an average of 7 years of experience in the organization, thus ensuring the stability of the accumulated knowledge and divided into the following departments: JUCONI program; assessment, training and research through the Technical Support Center (TSC); administration and finance; communication, incidence and fundraising. In addition, we have a team of Mexican and international volunteers.
Our team is supervised by a Steering Board and members that include local leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs.