I hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Our team at LUPE is so grateful for all your support this year. We wish you the happiest Holiday Season after a long, difficult year. COVID-19 hit...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - ARISE Adelante, a nonprofit that helps immigrant families in Hidalgo County, has embarked on a major undertaking - getting residents that live in hard-to-count areas counted.  The deadline for Census 2020 in September 30 and currently the...
LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Texas - La Unión del Pueblo Entero members say their efforts to get a strong Census 2020 completion rate in Laguna Heights have just been undermined by the Trump administration.  The one-two punch from Washington started with President...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) has posted an article about a unique tech support program run by university graduates to help low-income and colonia families in the Rio Grande Valley. The graduates are part of...
The above Zoom conversation features Thomas Ray Garcia, co-founder of the College Scholarship Leadership Access Program and Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor. ALAMO, Texas - A nonprofit that was set up to help high school students prepare for college...
ALAMO, Texas - Arise Adelante has won praise for helping colonia families navigate the digital divide during the coronavirus-induced school shutdown. The community group connected with the College Scholarship Leadership Access Program, a nonprofit which hosts college access workshops at local...
SAN JUAN, Texas - La Unión del Pueblo Entero is stopping its block walking of colonias in support of Census 2020 due to concerns about the coronavirus. Instead, the nonprofit that assists immigrant and low-income families will encourage residents to...
SAN JUAN, Texas - La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) celebrated the first day of self-reporting for the 2020 census with a census-themed health and informational fair. Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau and LUPE spoke at the fair about...
Having access to clean, potable water, indoor plumbing and a wastewater system is something many Texans take for granted. However, thousands of Texans, mostly living along the Texas-Mexico border in colonias lack these basic amenities. The State of Texas defines a colonia as...
MCALLEN, RGV – Sister Christine Stephens, a key player in the Industrial Areas Foundation, passed away last week at the age of 78 years. Stephens served on the National Executive Committee of IAF from 1999 to 2008 when she became...

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