Leaders United Change Lives

RGV FOCUS, a collective impact initiative in collaboration with Educate Texas and Communities Foundation of Texas, has served to measurably improve educational outcomes across the four counties and change the story of the Rio Grande Valley region since 2012.

RGV FOCUS works through a Leadership Team of school district, higher education, philanthropic, workforce and community leaders to align resources along the cradle-to-career educational pathway for the region’s 427,000 pre-K-12 and higher education students. Results are measured along each step of the learners’ journey from pre-K through higher education.

The mission of RGV FOCUS is to transform college readiness, access and success in the four counties of the Rio Grande Valley - Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy. This mission will be achieved by working toward four goals:

• all students graduate high school college ready
• all high school graduates transition to higher education within a year
• all higher education students achieve a degree or credential on time
• all higher education graduates are employed within six months

Click here to watch a short video about RGV FOCUS.

Click here to view the 2017 RGV FOCUS Annual Report, released on May 3, 2018.

All RGV learners will achieve a degree or credential that leads to a meaningful career.