With Gratitude to Our Amazing Leaders

Published in the Las Cruces Bulletin – December 30, 2017 December is always a signal to me that things are about to change: the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. This year, the board of directors of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico is going through one of these big, chapter-turning times. […]

Domenici’s Legacy Lives On

Every year, the Domenici Public Policy Conference brings thought leaders from across the country to discuss the role of policy in addressing the most pressing issues we face in our national discourse. This year, the passing of New Mexico’s legendary Senator Pete V. Domenici at the start of the conference brought a somber tone to […]

Back to The Bridge…One Year Later

The Bridge of Southern New Mexico has always been an organization ahead of its time thanks to the shared vision and commitment of its leaders. Business, education, economic development and government leaders working in unison have accomplished what some thought impossible (or at least improbable) over the past ten years. As you may know, The […]

What’s the Big Deal about Pathways?

“People want to know the value they are getting from one of the biggest investments (college education) they will make in their lives,” begins the newest think-piece on better connecting college to careers from national thought leader Anthony Carnavale and team at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. It is true that, […]

Shining the Spotlight on CTE to Close Employability Gaps for Youth

The ever-widening disconnect between education and career readiness for young people is finally beginning to close thanks to a resurgence in Career and Technical Education (CTE). CTE aligns high school and college education to the demands of the labor market and provides students the technical, academic and workplace knowledge and skills they need for long-term […]

Why Dual Credit Matters

Want to help young people finish high school? Enroll in college and accumulate credit hours quicker? Finish high school with a certification that helps them start their careers at higher than minimum wage? Earn college degrees faster and with less debt? Then you should be a HUGE fan of dual credit courses! And those who […]

To Go Far…Go Together

This African proverb is often quoted, but even in its repetition and potential overuse, the truth of its message is as firm as bedrock. One person or entity working alone is never able to accomplish quite as much as one can in partnership with others. And when you seek to create real, lasting change, time […]

The Rest of the Story…

Paul Harvey, the late radio broadcaster, was legendary in his ability to capture audiences with 33 years of daily radio shows about the “stories behind the stories” of historical events, significant (and not so significant) people, discoveries and places What people loved was that Harvey was able to look behind the story to find an […]

Connecting the Dots for a Strong Future

There are two things that never changed during the three years I was away from The Bridge of Southern New Mexico: My love for this community. My firm belief in the promise and potential of the young people of Doña Ana County, and what they can teach the rest of the state when we rally […]

2016 Bridge Academy of Excellence Winners!

We had a great response from the students in Doña Ana County this year!  Over 1500 nominations were submitted by students for a teacher who has made a positive impact in their life.  The Bridge Board had a very difficult task of narrowing down all the nominations to only nine finalists.  This year we had […]