Goal: Double the number of low-income, young adults with postsecondary credentials with labor market value.
"This country is built on ingenuity. It's built on having well-educated people. And if you were from a poor family, how are you going to break out of that? Well, education is the only way. Education is the thing that 20 years from now will determine if this country is as strong and just as we want it to be."
- Bill Gates
Launched with a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and substantial funding from local businesses and individual stakeholders, Partners for Postsecondary Success (PPS) is a partnership working to improve education and create pathways to quality careers. United Way of Southern Cameron County serves as the lead agency for the partnership that includes:
Brownsville Chamber of Commerce * Brownsville Economic Development Council * Brownsville Independent School District * Cardenas Development * Community Development Corporation of Brownsville * KMBH * P-16 Council * Project VIDA (Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement) * Texas Southmost College * United Brownsville * University of Texas RGV * Wells Fargo Advisors * Workforce Solutions Cameron
Co-Chairs: Irv Downing (UTRGV) & Nelda Najera (CDCB)
Co-Chairs: Dr. Sylvia Leal (UTRGV) & Merrill Hammons (BISD)Members: Jill Williams, MIke Gonzalez (United Brownsville), Blanca Davila
For more information about All-In Brownsville visit: http://allinbrownsville.org/