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Message From Pat Bubb

2021-06-13T01:50:07+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 THANK YOU! THANK YOU to everyone who participated in creating this newsletter.  I am honored and blessed to have it [Vol. 2, Iss.2 Oct. 2020] dedicated to me!  Looking at the pictures, reading the comments, and thinking through all the memories has been a joy!  It is lovely hearing from people I admire, respect, and love.  Thank you for the blessing!  I have always believed we've been doing the Lord's work, and it's a joy to have been doing the work with all of you.  I also believe the best is [...]

Message From Pat Bubb2021-06-13T01:50:07+00:00
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Thank you, Pat Bubb

2021-06-13T01:51:29+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 Thank you, Pat Bubb, for your service to the Rio Grande Valley! ~ Luis Thought for the Month October 2020 As we approach the end of an era and we bid a happy retirement to Pat Bubb, I, the incoming Executive Director, know I have very big shoes to fill. Mrs. Bubb has taught me many things over our time working together, however I feel what I am going to miss the most are the stories of how she got where she did; hearing stories about growing up on [...]

Thank you, Pat Bubb2021-06-13T01:51:29+00:00
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Education & Career EXPO in a Virtual World!

2021-06-12T16:43:57+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 Education & Career EXPO in a Virtual World! Someone might ask, “Who moved my cheese?” as our traditional routines were turned upside down by the current pandemic and we had to shift gears to find new and creative ways to reach our goals. The Education & Career EXPO was no exception. In the past, students from across the RGV traveled to a designated venue and had the opportunity to mingle with business and post-secondary partners. This was not the case in 2020 due to the social distancing regulations. So RGV LEAD [...]

Education & Career EXPO in a Virtual World!2021-06-12T16:43:57+00:00
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Texas Regional Pathways Network Tri-District Teams Continue to Meet

2021-06-10T00:49:56+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 Texas Regional Pathways Network Tri-District Teams Continue to Meet RGV LEAD continues to host virtual Texas Regional Pathways Network (TRPN) meetings with Rio Hondo ISD, Lasara ISD, La Feria ISD, San Isidro ISD, San Perlita, and Santa Rosa ISD. Members of the TRPN Intermediary team are Luis Rodriguez, RGV LEAD Executive Director, Eliza Groff, RGV LEAD Program Coordinator, Dr. Norma Salaiz, Felipe Salinas, and Janie Johnston Lopez, contractors. The six districts are broken up into two teams; the south team and the north team. The RGV LEAD intermediary team, along with [...]

Texas Regional Pathways Network Tri-District Teams Continue to Meet2021-06-10T00:49:56+00:00
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RGV LEAD Ambassador Channel 5 Student of the Week

2021-06-09T18:33:22+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 RGV LEAD Ambassador Channel 5 Student of the Week Phones started ringing and texts were sent out among the RGV LEAD staff after hearing Katarina Payan, a senior at Lyford High School, broadcast on Channel 5 News that she is an RGV LEAD Ambassador. It was great to hear her say that the school Ambassadors team gets together to discuss the RGV and school systems, issues relevant to the Valley. This energetic valedictorian, with a 4.8 GPA, was recognized as the Channel 5 Student of the Week and RGV LEAD is [...]

RGV LEAD Ambassador Channel 5 Student of the Week2021-06-09T18:33:22+00:00
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BLING Honors RGV LEAD Board Member Christina Lopez-Garza

2021-06-10T00:29:06+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 BLING Honors RGV LEAD Board Member Christina Lopez-Garza Christina Lopez Garza, RGV LEAD Board member, was honored as BLING’s Non-Traditional Role Model. Christina is a successful business owner in the insurance sales industry. While the number of female small business owners has increased over the years, it is still an industry that is comprised mostly of males. Being a Hispanic female insurance agent, Christina is part of the 13.4% that makes up that demographic. Christina gravitates toward individuals that are self-made, hardworking, and humble. One such person is her grandmother, Lilia [...]

BLING Honors RGV LEAD Board Member Christina Lopez-Garza2021-06-10T00:29:06+00:00
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Ford NGL Shares the Gift of Masks With the Rio Grande Valley School Districts

2021-06-10T01:44:46+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 Ford NGL Shares the Gift of Masks With the Rio Grande Valley School Districts THERE'S GREAT NEWS for several school districts across the Rio Grande Valley! Ernesto Villarreal, College 1st CEO, Ford NGL liaison, and RGV LEAD partner, announced that the Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL) Academies of the Rio Grande Valley, an initiative that started almost 7 years ago, continues to thrive across various Valley school districts. Naturally, there are pre-employment labs that are not in full gear because of COVID, but the goal is to get students back [...]

Ford NGL Shares the Gift of Masks With the Rio Grande Valley School Districts2021-06-10T01:44:46+00:00
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Here’s To You, Pat!

2021-06-12T17:51:52+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 Here's To You, Pat! Pat has inspired me in countless ways. I could write a book on all the ways this woman has impacted my life. I just want to say that Pat has been an amazing influence in my life. Her work ethic, passion, and perseverance are completely admirable!! She has made such an amazing impact in the RGV because she took the charge of creating a collaborative movement that has changed students’ lives since 1992 when RGV LEAD (formerly known as Tech Prep) was created. Her legacy will live [...]

Here’s To You, Pat!2021-06-12T17:51:52+00:00
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RGV LEAD Ambassador Fall Workshop Planning

2021-06-10T00:01:27+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 RGV LEAD Ambassador Fall Workshop Planning Leadership in a Time of Change WHAT A YEAR this has been! Not even the “new normal” seems normal. Just when we thought students would be able to return to their classrooms, even if it meant wearing masks and practicing social distancing, leaders have had to take a step back and re-assess what is in the best interest of all parties concerned and decide when the best time really is for them to return to class. One could say that this has been a trying [...]

RGV LEAD Ambassador Fall Workshop Planning2021-06-10T00:01:27+00:00
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RGV LEAD Texas Regional Pathways Network Team Meets With Derek Niño,

2021-06-09T16:57:42+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 2 | October 2020 Texas Regional Pathways Network Team Meets With Derek Niño The RGV LEAD Texas Regional Pathways Network (TRPN) team met with Derek Niño, an associate director at Jobs for the Future, and Amanda Longtain, Work-Based Learning (WBL) Specialist at TEA (Pictured), to continue discussing employer partnerships with the TRPN grant schools. The schools are: La Feria, Lasara, Rio Hondo, San Isidro, San Perlita, and Santa Rosa. The goal is to help partners create, expand, and increase access to work-based learning opportunities. The team will focus on developing pathways that lead to both [...]

RGV LEAD Texas Regional Pathways Network Team Meets With Derek Niño,2021-06-09T16:57:42+00:00
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