We have recently entered into a partnership with Texas A&M International University Laredo .
In April of 2010 we began this relationship with TAMIU when our president, Abel Lopez, was invited to be the keynote speaker for their one-day parent/student event. The following month A&M directors Dr. Albert Salinas and Mr. Michael Smith came and witnessed the program in full force. A partnership was birthed with a verbal agreement between CLAY Student Leadership and TAMIU, which has now become official. The two organizations signed a contract in November with plans of venturing out to greater action in the future. Today CLAY and TAMIU are writing history together, and impacting the lives of students and parents in the South Texas area, which will create transformation for generations to come.
“We are honored to be in partnership with such an elite university and team at TAMIU. Dr. Madrigal’s vision has ignited the South Texas border towns, and has empowered key men like Dr. Albert Salinas and Mr. Michael Smith to forever write on the walls of History. Their passion and creativity will take our Latino population in this part of the country to new levels of education and success. I am excited about the future and the results we will see as both organizations battle to reduce the High School drop out rate among Latinos in our country.” -Abel Lopez, President and Founder of CLAY Student Leadership