Brownsville’s All In the State of the South reportBrownsville’s All In the State of the South reporthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=26472014-10-29T06:53:00Z2014-10-29T00:00:00Z

BROWNSVILLE, CAMERON COUNTY - Brownsville was among nine cities in the nation included in the 2014 “State of the South” report from Durham, N.C.-based nonprofit MDC.

This year’s report, titled “Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity for the Next Generation,” examines “youth mobility” in the South.

Brownsville’s All In partnership, formed in 2011, has a mission to double the number of young adults locally who earn a post-secondary credential with labor market value by 2025. A post-secondary credential can range from a two-year certification to a four-year degree.

All In is made up of more than a dozen community stakeholders from business and economic development, K-12 and post-secondary education, and community services sectors. United Way serves as the lead agency. MDC coached All In’s partners during the program’s implementation and still works with the coalition.

“We’re sort of held up as the against-all-odds community in the report,” said Traci Wickett, president and CEO of United Way of Southern Cameron County.

See the full State of the South report here.

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