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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
San Antonio, Texas - Sister Christine Stephens, a key player in the Industrial Areas Foundation, has passed away. She was 78 years old. Stephens served on the National Executive Committee of IAF from 1999 to 2008 when she became one of...
MISSION, RGV - TIME magazine has noted that my hometown, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas metropolitan area, has the highest rate of people living below the poverty line in the country. However, the scourge of poverty only escalates when you move just...
  ALAMO, RGV - Many low-income residents in the Rio Grande Valley do not secure disaster aid or relief when natural disasters or an emergency crisis are in full swing, particularly those living in colonias. These residents will soon get the...

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