Who We Are

Everything we do stems from our core values — leadership, collaboration, integrity, excellence, and accountability. Our leadership teams embody these values, using them to engage community leaders and students with a wide range of expertise and experience. We know we do our best work when we take care of one another and engage community leaders with a wide range of expertise and experience.

What We Do

We are a nonprofit developing the next generation of leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley by bringing employers and educators together to help students set and achieve college and career goals.

How We Work

Our business history and organizational theory make the case that there is power in the industry-education partnership. The result is much like a professional sports team: experts playing with experts. Mix in staff and board passion and you have an intelligent and integrated strategy for growing and engaging stakeholders in the work.

Regional Strategies

  • GOAL 1: Coordinate regional initiatives focused on education and workforce development that support linkages with current and emerging organizations in the Rio Grande Valley to reduce duplication of services, maximize resources, decrease fragmentation, and improve effectiveness of education and workforce systems.

  • GOAL 2: Increase the number and percentage of high school students who graduate college-and-career-ready and transition successfully into higher education and/or the workforce.

  • GOAL 3: Increase the number and percentage of career-focused college and university students who earn certificates, degrees, and/or industry- or state-recognized licenses or certifications and transition into the workforce.

Core Values

Our reputation is the ultimate asset, and these distinguishing attributes characterize how we conduct ourselves in our drive for tangible, lasting results.

We inspire growth and innovation through learning and bold action.

We operate in a spirit of inclusiveness to achieve great things together.

We assure and maintain transparency in our relationships with each other and with our various constituencies.

We perform at our highest level of capacity to deliver outstanding results.

We do what we say we will do.