EDINBURG, Texas – The idea behind doing a Zoom conversation with state District Judge Noe Gonzalez was to discuss Project Recover.

However, during the conversation we heard compelling stories from the judge about his humble beginnings and how he likes to help people that appear in his court make the right choices in the future. 

Judge Gonzalez explained that Project Recover is an online high school credit recovery program for individuals who are lacking high school credits to obtain their high school diploma. 

The individuals who participate in the program are under a community supervision order which resulted from judicial intervention to encourage high school graduation.

“The intent of the program is to assist those in the criminal justice system to have an avenue for completing their high school diploma in order to increase their ability to become employed and become productive citizens,” Gonzalez said.

In addition to the high school credit recovery, the program provides life skills coaching, resume writing training, as well as job search facilitation.

Gonzalez thanked the Texas Bar Foundation for helping to launch Project Recover. The foundation provided $25,000 to fund the project. 

For more information about Project Recover, call Romeo Rodriguez at (956) 318-2280. 

Here is the Zoom conversation, with questions by Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor and Rio Grande Guardian anchor Mari Regalado: