RGV LEAD is a non-profit organization connecting education and industry partners
to maximize the personal and academic success of students in the region.

The Power of the Education-Industry Partnership

The RGV LEAD business history and organizational theory make the case that there is power in the industry-education partnership. The result is much like a professional sports team: experts playing with experts. Mix in staff and board passion, and you have an intelligent and integrated strategy for growing and engaging stakeholders in the work.

Our Vision

Founded in 1992,  the RGV LEAD vision is to build the intellectual capital of the region. We will achieve this by facilitating collaboration between employers, community leaders, and educators from public schools, colleges, and universities to assist students in acquiring the academic and career skill-sets necessary for success in higher education, careers, and life.

Mission Engagement

Our mission is to partner with industry and education to engage students in college-and-career-focused learning opportunities to achieve a higher level of competence and success in the workforce. We will achieve this by uniting the skills and experiences of our partners in our initiatives and using the full potential of digital and print communications to deliver with authenticity and relevancy.

Regional Strategies

  • STRATEGIC GOAL ONE: Reduce duplication of services, maximize resources, decrease fragmentation, and improve the effectiveness of education and workforce systems by coordinating regional initiatives focused on education and workforce development that support linkages with current and emerging organizations in the Rio Grande Valley.

  • STRATEGIC GOAL TWO: Increase the number and percentage of high school students who graduate college-and-career-ready and transition successfully into higher education and/or the workforce.

  • STRATEGIC GOAL THREE: Increase the number and percentage of career-focused college and university students who earn certificates, degrees, and/or industry- or state-recognized licenses or certifications and transition into the workforce.

Core Values

Our reputation is the ultimate asset, and these distinguishing attributes characterize how we conduct ourselves in our drive for tangible, lasting results.

We assure and maintain transparency in our relationships with each other and with our various constituencies.

We operate in a spirit of inclusiveness to achieve great things together.

We perform at our highest level of capacity to deliver outstanding results.

We inspire growth and innovation through learning and bold action.

We do what we say we will do.

Our Work