Entries by Tracey Bryan

El Paso Electric Awards $10K Grant to The Bridge to Expand Student Success & Workforce Readiness

LAS CRUCES – The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, the state’s unique collaboration of business, education and economic development, accepted a $10,000 community support grant from El Paso Electric on Wednesday, October 29. The Bridge leaders will use the funds to continue work that supports raising countywide graduation rates and building a stronger workforce for […]

APECHS Ready for First Trailblazer Graduation

Arrowhead Park Early College High School Prepares for First Trailblazer Graduation 2014 APECHS’ first graduating class will conduct commencement at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Dona Ana County’s first early college high school opened in 2010 at Dona Ana Community College before moving into the new school located at […]

Daniels Fund & The Bridge of Southern New Mexico Award Early College High School Start-up Grants to Four Communities

LAS CRUCES ­­- The Bridge of Southern New Mexico today awarded grants totaling more than $400,000 to start new early college high schools at Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Gadsden and Hobbs public schools. The Bridge Board of Directors joined with Daniels Fund leaders and Governor Susana Martinez to present the grant awards to school officials from the […]

Profiles of Change Video Features The Bridge & Arrowhead Park Early College High School

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce video series Profiles of Change features a segment on The Bridge of Southern New Mexico and the Arrowhead Park Early College High School (APECHS) in Las Cruces. The series was introduced in September 2013 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Summit, “Connecting the Dots: Education, Policy, Workforce” in Washington […]

El Paso Electric $15K Grant Supports Graduation Rates & Workforce Development

LAS CRUCES – The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, the state’s unique collaboration of business, economic development, government and education, accepted a $15,000 grant from El Paso Electric on Tuesday, October 8. Ricardo Gonzales, El Paso Electric Director for New Mexico External Affairs, presented the grant to The Bridge leaders to support ongoing work to […]

USBank Awards $10K Grant to The Bridge to Support Student Success & Future Workforce

LAS CRUCES – The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, the state’s unique collaboration of business, economic development, government and education, accepted a $10,000 grant from US Bank on Thursday, Oct. 3. US Bank representatives Craig Buchanan, Marketing President, and Karen Bailey, Vice President, presented the grant in support of The Bridge efforts to increase high […]

The Bridge of Southern New Mexico Receives First Major Grant to Support Student Success and Workforce Development

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Tracey Bryan, 575-644-6453 LAS CRUCES, NM – The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a three-year, $345,090 grant to The Bridge of Southern New Mexico to advance its work to build strong pathways that increase high school graduation rates and prepare a strong workforce for Dona Ana County. A press conference […]

New Mexico’s First Early College High School: A New Way of Doing High School and a Stronger Return on Investment for Education Dollars

LAS CRUCES, NM – New Mexico’s first Early College High School illustrates local educators’ willingness to launch innovative approaches to improve graduation rates.  It also improves the economic impact of educational dollars when there is a spirit of partnership between education and industry. Seeds for Early College High School were planted in conversations between business, […]