Investor's Corner

Investing in Human Capital

Where does our funding come from?

A major skills gap exists between employer needs and the skill-set of the local workforce. From the economy as a whole to the family living in poverty, the effect of a low-skilled workforce is far reaching in the Paso del Norte region. The local junior college and university has paved a way to bridge this skills gap through their exceptional formal training programs, but the undesirable persistence and graduation rates are narrowing the gap too slowly.

Since Project ARRIBA’s inception in 1999, the innovative workforce program has graduated almost 1,500 students from the local junior college and university and has achieved extraordinary persistence and graduation rates for an at-risk student population. These students received the educational, financial, and social support systems needed to succeed. More importantly, they are equipped with the skills needed to fill local employer needs while earning a family-sustaining, living wage. In fact, 2019 job placed graduates are earning, on average, over $50,000 per year, six times increase in earning power! These achievements would have not been possible without the support and generosity of individuals and local businesses.

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Investments

Rocky Mountain Mortgage

$500.00

GECU

$500.00

University Presbyterian Church

$3,000.00

Eddie Garcia/ONE Gas Foundation

$600.00

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

$15,000.00

Wells Fargo Bank

$25,000.00

Eddie Garcia

$600.00

MIMCO, Inc. (6th Annual Dinner & Fundraiser - Sponsor)

$1,500.00

Harold & Diane Zeidman

$100.00

El Paso Electric Co.

$18,500.00

El Paso Electric Co. (6th Annual Dinner & Fundraiser - Sponsor)

$1,500.00

Trellis Foundation

$100,000.00


Historical Funding