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The Colonias Program at Texas A&M. The Colonias Program. What we bring to the table: A Model of Innovation for Social Change. 1. College of Architecture. We have a fundamental vision and mission…. The Colonias Program is about. COLONIAS PROGRAM. PEOPLE. PLACE.

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The colonias program at texas a m

The Colonias Program atTexas A&M


The colonias program at texas a m

The ColoniasProgram


What we bring to the table a model of innovation for social change

What we bring to the table:A Model of Innovation for Social Change


We have a fundamental vision and mission

1

College of Architecture

We have a fundamental vision and mission…


The colonias program is about

The Colonias Program is about...

COLONIASPROGRAM

PEOPLE...

PLACE...

What people do in a place...


The colonias program at texas a m

… We Answer questionsthroughinnovative research,

We Solve problemsthroughknowledge and experience in diverse relevant disciplinary domains,

We Satisfy needsthroughinnovative products and services,

We Realize opportunitiesthroughinnovative entrepreneurship, and

We Fulfill aspirationsthroughfacilitation, coaching, and capacity building…


Starting with our fundamental formula

Starting with our fundamental formula...

We ask...

Then we ask again..

Then we listen…

NO

Did we get it right?

Then we deliver…

YES

And then we continue to deliver...

Source: Oscar Muñoz, Director of the Colonias Program


We target six knowledge domains as the focal points of our efforts

2

College of Architecture

We target six knowledge domains as the focal points of our efforts...


For people

HealthandHumanServices(Well-Being)

Individuals

Families

Communities

EconomicDevelopmentYoung Women and MenAdult Women and Men

The Elderly

Education andWorkforceDevelopmentChildrenYoung Women and MenAdult Women and Men

The Elderly

For PEOPLE...

The ColoniasProgram


For place

CivilInfrastructureSystems EnergyWaterTransportation/MobilitySewage and StormwaterCommunications

UrbanPlanningandDesignUrbanSemi-urban,Semi-ruralRural, andDisadvantagedCommunities

Housing andCriticalCommunityFacilitiesAffordable andSustainable Housing,andCommunity Resource,Service, and Self-helpCenters

For PLACE...

The ColoniasProgram


We bring five key infrastructures in place

3

College of Architecture

We bring five key infrastructures in place...


A physical infrastructure we have established a physical presence where it is needed most

A

College of Architecture

A Physical Infrastructure:We have established a physical presence where it is needed most...


The colonias program at texas a m

Geographic Area ofOperations…

41 CommunityResource, Service, andSelf-Help Centers


The colonias program at texas a m

Val Verde County CRCs:  Cienegas • Del Rio Self Help

El Paso County CRCs:

 Buena Vista

 Canotillo/Westway

 Clint

 Montana Vista

 Socorro

 Sparks

Terrel County CRC:

 Sanderson

Maverick County CRCs:

 Loma Bonita • Pueblo Nuevo

• Seco Mines

• Computer Center

Hudspeth County CRC:

 Fort Hancock

Presidio County CRC:

 Presidio

Nueces County CRC:

 Corpus Christi

Webb County CRCs:

Bruni

 Buenos Aires (Urban CRC)

 El Cenizo

 La Presa

 Larga Vista

 Quad-Cities

Peñitas West

 Rio Bravo

 Santa Teresa

 Webb County Self Help and Nutrition

Center (Hwy 359)

Willacy County CRCs:

La Sara

 Lyford/Sebastian

Zapata County CRC:

 Zapata

Star County CRC:

 Colonias Unidas

Hidalgo County CRCs:

 Alamo • Progreso

Alton

 Monte Alto

 North San Juan

 San Carlos

Cameron County CRC:

 Browne • Cameron Park • Mexican Consulate


A human infrastructure we have people where they are needed most

B

College of Architecture

A Human Infrastructure:We have people where they are needed most...


The colonias program at texas a m

Direct Line of Supervisionand Communication

Non-Supervisory Direct Line of Communication

Dean

College of Architecture

Dr. Jorge Vanegas

College Station Staff

Assistant Dean for

Finance & Administration

Chris Novosad

Regional Staff

Members of the CHUDExecutive Council

Members of the CHUDFinance Committee

DirectorColonias Program

Oscar Muñoz

Assistant Director

Finance & AdministrationBarbara Henry

BusinessAssistant I

JenniferRobertson

Graduate Assistants

(As needed)

Western Rio Grande Region

Central Rio Grande Region

Lower Rio Grande Region

Other EmergingRegions


The colonias program at texas a m

Dean

College of Architecture

Dr. Jorge Vanegas

Assistant Dean for

Finance & Administration

Chris Novosad

Direct Line of Supervisionand Communication

Non-Supervisory Direct Line of Communication

DirectorColonias Program

Oscar Muñoz

Assistant Director

Finance & AdministrationBarbara Henry

Regional Staff

Graduate Assistants

(As needed)

Business Coordinator I

Jennifer Robertson

Western Rio Grande Region

Associate Director

Eufemia (Pema) Garcia

Central Rio Grande Region

Associate Director

José Gutiérrez

Lower Rio Grande Region

Associate Director

Laura Treviño

Total Staff: 25+

Total Staff: 25+

Total Staff: 25+

ProgramCoordinators

Diana Garcia& Susan Hernández-Hurt

AdministrativeAssistant

Yolanda Bryant

ProgramCoordinator

Sara Buentello

AdministrativeAssistant

Linda Casares

ProgramCoordinator

Maria Leal

AdministrativeAssistant

Irene Treviño

Community

Resource

Centers

OutreachWorkers(Promotoras)

VISTA/AmeriCorps

Members

Community

Resource

Centers

OutreachWorkers(Promotoras)

VISTA/AmeriCorps

Members

Community

Resource

Centers

OutreachWorkers(Promotoras)

VISTA/AmeriCorps

Members

* Number Includes Variable Staff Composed Primarily of Outreach Workers (Promotoras) & VISTA Members


Promotoras the heart of the colonias program

Promotoras: The Heart of the Colonias Program


A mobility infrastructure we provide mobility for those who do not have any

C

College of Architecture

A Mobility Infrastructure:We provide mobility for those who do not have any...


Mobility

Mobility

Health andHuman Services,Education andWorkforceDevelopment, andEconomicDevelopmentPrograms

ColoniaResidents


The colonias program at texas a m

D

College of Architecture

A Connectivity Infrastructure:We provide connectivity to reduce/eliminate isolation, and enable remote interaction and collaboration...


Connectivity

Connectivity

Promotoras

Vans

Lower Rio Grande Region

Lower Rio Grande Region

Central Rio Grande Region

Central Rio Grande Region

Western Rio Grande Region

Western Rio Grande Region

CHUDCYBER-INFRASTRUCTURE(College Station)

U.S.A.

World

Public Sector Organizations

Public Sector Organizations

Private Sector Organizations

Private Sector Organizations

Academic Institutions

Academic Institutions

Regional Offices, and Community Resource &Service Centers

Regional Offices, and Community Resource & Service Centers

Regional Offices, and Community Resource &Service Centers

Central Rio Grande Region

Western Rio Grande Region

Lower Rio Grande Region


The colonias program at texas a m

E

College of Architecture

A Partner Network Infrastructure:We partner with others to expand, complement, and/or supplement the existing resource base...


Public and private partners sample

Partnerships

Public and Private Partners (sample)

Total To Date:Over 400


Partners

Partners

√ The Community and its Leaders

√ End-users

√ Policy Makers

ColoniasProgramsSolutions

√ Government Officials

√ Builders

√ RegulatoryAgencies

√ Manufacturersand Suppliers

√ Architectsand Engineers

√ Finance and Funding Institutions

√ Planners


In closing in 20 years of operation we have delivered outcomes that are tangible and real

College of Architecture

In closing, in 20 years of operation, we have delivered outcomes that are tangible and real…


The colonias program at texas a m

To date, for FY2011:

$18,297,767(State Funding)

$36,379,112(Leveraged Funding)

$54,676,879(Total Funding)


The end for now

The End(for now…)


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