Bridge Announces New Board Members in 2018

Published by the Las Cruces Sun-News, Dec. 19, 2017 LAS CRUCES – As The Bridge of Southern New Mexico begins 2018 with an increased focus on making and strengthening the connections to support academic and economic success for those who live here, it will also have a new set of influential community leaders joining its […]

Las Cruces Sun-News Opinion: Arrowhead Park Shows Dual Credit Classes Work

Published 7:07 a.m. MT Oct. 15, 2017 (Photo: Courtesy photo) by Wanda Mattiace and Michael Morehead Arrowhead Park Early College High School’s (ECHS) recognition as a national Blue Ribbon School is an incredible distinction for our community and the partnership and leadership that brought the school to life. Congratulations to the outstanding teachers, school administration, […]

Albuquerque Journal Opinion Column: Dual credit courses benefit students, NM economy

by Wanda Mattiace And Michael Morehead / The Bridge Of Southern New Mexico, Las Cruces Legislative committees recently debated whether dual-credit courses – college-level classes taken by high school students – are worthy of public investment. Do they provide a return on investment of those state dollars? Yes, for New Mexico’s families, and yes, for […]

The Bridge of Southern New Mexico Nets $10K Grant from El Paso Electric

As reported in the Las Cruces Sun-News: LAS CRUCES – El Paso Electric continues its commitment as a strong community partner by making a $10,000 grant to The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, the innovative, business-led, education-focused collaborative driving increased graduation rates and workforce preparedness in Doña Ana County. The Bridge has recently begun working […]

Kevin Fleming Keynote Video – 2017 Pathways to Student Success Summit

If you weren’t able to join us for the 2017 Pathways to Student Success Summit, you missed one of the most important, mind-shifting presentations about how to best connect education and career preparedness. Kevin Fleming, author of the viral video sensation, Success in the New Economy, presented a powerful case for rethinking how we point […]

2017 Pathways to Student Success Summit

The power of Career and Technical Education (CTE) took center stage at the 2017 Pathways to Student Success Summit on April 28 and 29.  Students, educators, counselors, business and non-profit community members, and workforce development representatives had the opportunity to connect the latest innovations nationally to opportunities and initiatives taking place locally, that together could […]

The Bridge nets $140,000 to Improve Las Cruces Workforce

Las Cruces Sun News: 4/17/17 The important work to align workforce development with economic development, and funded with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is featured in this story by Jason Gibbs.

Movers & Shakers: Tracey Bryan focuses on the workforce

Article by Damien Willis, Las Cruces Sun-News, January 1, 2017

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 […]

Education & Business Leaders Collaborate to Streamline Students’ Pathways

FROM THE BRIDGE By Denni Cheney President/CEO, The Bridge of Southern New Mexico   The Bridge of Southern New Mexico conducted a K-20 Counseling and Advising Summit in mid-September that was generously supported by a grant from the Daniels Fund. We hosted 150 counselors, teachers, principals, advisors, superintendents, college presidents and business leaders. Participants included […]