Fundacion Calicanto’s main mission is to preserve the cultural and architectural heritage of Casco Viejo. Calicanto played a huge role in achieving Casco’s UNESCO title in 1998. In addition to helping preserve and restore Casco Viejo Calicanto aims to empower neighborhood residents. They do so though a program, “Foundation Cycle”, where they provide aide for personal development and preparation for vocational programs. Calicanto also runs CAPTA (Capacitacion para el Trabajo) a program centered around training local women to enter the hotel and tourism industry.