Alejandra Valadez

Vice-President / Secretary of the City of Socorro Community Initiative (CSCI). Mother of three, all-things-Socorro enthusiast.

Nonprofit Director Wanted

The CSCI seeks nonprofit Executive Director!

New Executive Director to lead the implementation of History, Arts & Culture, and Health & Wellness projects in Socorro, Texas.  SOCORRO, TEXAS – The City of Socorro Community Initiative (“CSCI”) nonprofit corporation seeks a qualified nonprofit Executive Director to implement History, Arts & Culture, and Health & Wellness projects in Socorro, Texas. The CSCI is …

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Rio Vista Farm receives $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to fund the development of the Bracero Museum and Rio Vista Farm Connections Tour at Rio Vista Farm in Socorro, Texas   SOCORRO, TEXAS – The City of Socorro Community Initiative (CSCI) is proud to announce a $750,000 grant award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Humanities in Place Program …

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Meet our CSCI Board of Directors: Jesus Enriquez, CPA

Hello! The City of Socorro Community Initiative (CSCI) would like to introduce you to Mr. Jesus Enriquez. Mr. Enriquez is a Certified Public Accountant and has been working in public accounting in Texas, New Mexico, and Washington D.C., since 2015.He has worked closely with non-profit organizations of all sizes and seen how the investment of …

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Meet our CSCI Board of Directors: William Correa P.E.

Hello! The City of Socorro Community Initiative (CSCI) would like to introduce you to Mr. William Correa. William Correa is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Paragon Project Resources, Inc. (PARAGON), a Texas corporation established in 1989. Mr. Correa is a licensed Professional Engineer and a leader in a number of professional and civic …

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Meet our CSCI Board of Directors: Marty Loya

Hello! The City of Socorro Community Initiative (CSCI) would like to introduce you to Ms. Marty Loya. Ms. Loya is a long-standing member of the Socorro community, a member of our Historic Landmark Commission, a local business owner, farmer, and an avid advocate for the preservation of our local history. Marty Loya’s family farm, Growing …

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Meet our CSCI Board of Directors: Emil Chaparro (Vice Board Chair)

Hello! The City of Socorro Community Initiative (CSCI) would like to introduce you to Mr. Emil Chaparro, CSCI Vice Board Chair. As a long-time resident whose family has lived in Socorro for generations, Mr. Chaparro is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community through the CSCI. His passion for our history and culture has …

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Meet our CSCI Board of Directors: Claudia M. Garcia (Board Chair)

    Hello! The City of Socorro Community Initiative (CSCI) would like to introduce you to Ms. Claudia M. Garcia, CSCI Board Chair. Ms. Garcia has lived in Socorro since 1992 and has watched the city grow and change through the years. She has been a schoolteacher, coached little league baseball, and led a troop …

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BORDERLAND TREASURES FEATURES THE SOCORRO MISSION

Borderland Treasures with Natassia Paloma features the Socorro Mission established on October 13, 1680  SOCORRO, TEXAS – Check out this Borderland Treasures feature on our very own Socorro Mission established 341 years ago! What a beautiful treasure and a reminder of our community’s ties to the Piro and Tigua communities.  “The Socorro community was established …

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RIO VISTA FARM CLOSER TO NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNATION

National Historic Landmarks Committee unanimously votes to designate the Rio Vista Bracero Reception Center in Socorro, Texas a National Historic Landmark SOCORRO, TEXAS  – On October 21, 2021, the National Historic Landmarks Committee met to consider ten (10) Historic sites and buildings nominated to become National Historic Landmarks. Amongst them, our very own Rio Vista …

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