Magic Valley Empowers Teach for America with a $5,000 Donation

Magic Valley Electric Cooperative invests in education to support the recruitment, training, and professional development of teachers in the Rio Grande Valley.

Mercedes, April 6, 2017— Magic Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) invests in education with a $5,000 donation to Teach For America – Rio Grande Valley (TFA-RGV). TFA-RGV’s mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence in the Rio Grande Valley.

Since 2007, Magic Valley has been a partner with Teach For America and has committed over $50,000 to help support the cause. The funds support Teach For America’s operations and the impact of over 250 Teach For America corps members and alumni in the Rio Grande Valley.

Teach For America recruits, trains, and supports top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in under-resourced schools and become lifelong leaders in the pursuit of educational equity. “We’re so grateful for Magic Valley’s leadership in supporting Teach For America here in the Valley. As a result of their generosity we are one step closer to helping all students in this region have access to quality education,” said Dr. Paula Garcia, Executive Director of Teach For America – Rio Grande Valley.

“Two of the cooperative principles we adhere to embrace the support of education and concern for our community,” said Atanacio Hinojosa, MVEC’s Western Division Manager and Teach For America-Rio Grande Valley Board Member. “We recognize and support the positive impact that Teach For America has on our region.  They consistently and effectively recruit, train and place top tier college graduates from across the nation as educators and leaders in our communities.”

About Teach For America

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today, 8,600 corps members are teaching in 52 urban and rural regions across the country while more than 42,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit riograndevalley.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Magic Valley

Magic Valley is a local electric cooperative providing electric service to the Rio Grande Valley since 1937. MVEC is the third largest electric cooperative in Texas. For more information about Magic Valley and its philanthropic efforts please visit http://www.magicvalley.coop and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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