Rep. Henry Cuellar joined Teach for America, Mission Mayor Armando O’Caña, and others at the Center for Education and Economic Development in Mission to announce a $64,000 grant for TFA corps members in Hidalgo and Starr counties.
“In our current competitive job market, a quality education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity — it is a requirement,” Cuellar said. “This grant will fund more teachers in Hidalgo and Starr counties, which will strengthen our school systems and increase student outcomes. And investment in our children’s education is an investment in our country’s economic prosperity. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fund education programs, like Teach for America, that help prepare out students for a rapidly changing world.”
The grant is through One Star Foundation (AmeriCorps Texas), which is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. The grant will fund about 64 TFA corps members in the Rio Grande Valley. TFA currently partners with La Joya ISD, Roma ISD, and IDEA Public Schools.
“I would like to thank the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Executive Director Teach for America Rio Grande Valley Ana Gonzalez, and all the teachers currently partaking in the Teach for America Americorps program,” Cuellar said.