The Bridge of Southern New Mexico is guided by a very clear mission and vision, as well as achievable and measurable goals and strategic objectives. And we succeed because of the innovative and powerful group of public and private sector leaders who comprise our board of directors.
To facilitate collaboration and leverage resources between public and private sectors to support educational excellence and optimize the workforce in Doña Ana County and the region.
To create a culture of opportunity and employability that drives student academic and economic success, cultivates a vibrant business community, and transforms the economy of the region.
Support efforts that lead to annual increases in graduation/completion rates for high school, community college, and university students
Align career and technical education opportunities with the current and future needs of business and industry to build a strong, competitive 21st Century workforce.
Champion the promise and potential of young people in the region by advancing a positive, asset-based narrative that defines success at many academic levels.
Partner with PK-12 systems to implement proven and innovative solutions to:
Propel students toward college and career readiness
Create life-long learners
Equip teachers and parents to be vital contributors to student success
Challenge higher education to provide traditional students and “opportunity youth” with seamless pathways that begin in high school, continue into post-secondary, and end with degrees and certifications for higher-wage jobs and careers in key employment sectors.
Facilitate deeper business community engagement to:
Foster opportunities for career exploration and youth employment
Partner with educators to equip students with the knowledge and skills they will need for career success
Encourage employees to actively support their children’s education and explore opportunities for their own career advancement
Ensure cross-sector collaboration and alignment of resources to maximize students’ future success in the workforce or entrepreneurial opportunities – growing jobs, industries and the economy of the region.
Measure impact through consistent evaluation and feedback and share lessons learned.
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