We could not do what we do, could not help so many people transform their lives, and could not provide highly skilled workers for businesses in our community without the incredible support of our partners!  
We salute them every day for playing such a critical role in our mission of changing lives, one VIDA at a time, and we work every day to insure they receive a premium return on their investment.


Alamo Economic Development Corporation
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Development Corporation of McAllen, Inc.
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Educational Partners

Collaborative Partners

Valley Interfaith, a nonprofit organization, works in partnership with VIDA to secure additional funding, recruit project participants, and recruit employers.


Workforce Solutions , Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, assists VIDA with recruiting project participants, identifying demands in the workforce, and supporting employment in emerging green industries, and incremental training for incumbent workers. Whenever possible and with joint assessment, our respective teams work to leverage resources to best meet the needs of VIDA participants.


Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron Counties, public sector and employers, assist VIDA with public-service announcements for recruiting and training participants and employers. 


VIDA is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.

Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA) helps low-income, unemployed and underemployed residents

of the  Rio Grande Valley get the education and training they need to secure  high-skilled, high-wage jobs.

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