For Immediate Release Contact: Tracey Bryan, President/CEO
November 8, 2016
The Bridge of Southern New Mexico Helps Support Early College High Schools and Connections to Career Readiness at Town Hall Meeting
US Bank Investment in The Bridge Helps Advance Impact to Even More Students
LAS CRUCES, NM – A town hall event with some of New Mexico’s Early College High School (ECHS) leaders will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to explore the lessons learned from these innovative high schools and find out how to best support their success moving forward. The partnership represented by Bridge of Southern New Mexico launched the state’s first ECHS in 2010, and it continues to play a role in advancing the model in other communities.
Additionally, The Bridge is working to advance best practices from the model in traditional environments through strong Career & Technical Education pathways, and will be receiving a $7,500 grant from US Bank in support of this work. A grant presentation with leaders from US Bank will take place at the end of the town hall event.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
ECHS Town Hall – 12:30 to 4 p.m.
US Bank Grant Presentation – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Arrowhead Park Early College High School
3600 Arrowhead Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88011
About The Bridge of Southern New Mexico
The Bridge of Southern New Mexico leads the conversations that are driving educational and economic success for young people by understanding that student success can happen at many levels – starting with high school graduation and continuing into career-certifications, two-year, four-year, and post-graduate college degrees. This innovative, business-led collaborative unites the top educational leaders in Dona Ana County (the Las Cruces, Gadsden and Hatch school districts, Dona Ana Community College, and New Mexico State University) with business, economic development and government leaders to literally bridge the skills and knowledge gaps between education and career readiness for students.