This profile is an overview of Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement, based in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. A non-profit, community-based organization that serves a four-county region, VIDA supports unemployed, underemployed, and low-income individuals. VIDA provides extensive wraparound support services and financial assistance to all participants. so that they can attend college full-time.
Copson, Elizabeth, Gardiner, Karen and Howard Rolston. (2014). Innovative Strategies for Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education Career Pathways Program Profile: Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA). OPRE Report # 2014-21, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.