Brownsville non-profit increases access to higher education for low income students

5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Friday, September 08 2023 Sep 8, 2023 September 08, 2023 9:11 PM September 08, 2023 in News - Local

A Brownsville non-profit is bringing low income students to UTRGV.

Prospera Housing and Community Services will be bringing high school students who are residents of their housing program to a tour of the UTRGV Brownsville campus on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The non-profit offers affordable housing, programs and mentorship to low-income families.

Gael Cardona — a student at Texas Southmost College — said he has lived at Prospera since he was a child, and grew up using the resources available to him.

Cardona said the resident services department provides students a place to study, free school supplies and higher education resources.

“I used to do everything here growing up, and the opportunities I had for college really opened my eyes to see more of what I can,” Cardona said. 

The nonprofit has taken high school residents on college tours for the past nine years.

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