Enfoque Ciudad formed as a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, by Darren and Justin Hurst, two of three triplet brothers, to serve at-risk youth and orphans in Mexico, helping them achieve a high school and university degree. Serving since 2008 in Guadalajara, they are creating a big impact in the city. It is the story of people on a mission with God who faithfully and sacrificially give of their time, talent, and treasure to support at-risk youth and kids in Mexico.
EC is doing a lot with a little. Some believe in huge numbers, following the corporate philosophy of "grow or die." However, we don't sacrifice health for numerical growth. The focus is quality not quantity; we are small, yet effective. A better slogan we go by is "improve or die." There is a huge tendency in our world to equate success with numbers and size. Those who believe in huge numbers often haven't helped any individuals and fail to understand the complex work of impacting one soul. We don't want a program a mile wide but only an inch deep.
This city of 8 million inhabitants is considered the "Silicon Valley" of Mexico (Jalisco IT), ranked fifth in "cities of the future" of North-America for its youthful population and foreign investment, and is in the top five cities for real-estate acquisition in Mexico (NuWire Magazine). It has the second strongest economic potential of all North-American cities, second only to Chicago (fDi Magazine). The city has a plethora of IT companies, including HP, IBM, Intel, Siemens, and General Electric and other corporations like Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club, Home Depot, Outback Steakhouse, PF Changs, Red Lobster, and Chili's. It's rated in the top 10 cities in Mexico for foreign retirees (MunKnee) as its within a 30 minute drive to Lake Chapala (Mexico's largest lake), considered by National Geographic to have the second best world-climate and within a 4-hour drive to Puerto Vallarta, one of the best beach cites in the world. Because of its influence in Latin America, Guadalajara is a strategic city in which to live and invest in youth and people. Our heart is invested in and broken for this city, just as Jesus cried and wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19) and Paul visited major city-centers during his 3 missionary journeys, bringing the Gospel westward (Acts).