Impact Magazine


IMPACT Summer 2019 features inspiring stories of IDEA Team & Family members breaking barriers and inspiring others as the first in their families to attend college. This issue is dedicated to every proof point—both present and future— whose example proves that anything is possible.

Opportunity for All

Read how IDEA mother and proof point LaShawnda Moore is instilling the value of a strong education to and through college for her own children after her own journey to a degree as an adult.

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Faith, Family and Fortitude

As a married mother of two young girls, IDEA Team & Family member Luisa Ramos headed back to college as an adult. Juggling her schedule was difficult, but when her daughter experienced an unexpected health issue, Luisa found the strength and the support she needed to complete her degree at all costs.

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Whatever It Takes: Arath de la Rosa, IDEA Class of 2019

IDEA Class of 2019 Senior always dreamed of becoming the first in his family to attend college and become a doctor and knew a solid college bound education was what he needed, so he set his sights on becoming a student at IDEA. Today, he is one step closer to achieving his dream as he prepares to begin college this August.

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The Sky is Not the Limit- AJ Rojas, IDEA McAllen Class of 2019

When AJ Rojas enrolled at IDEA McAllen as a 6th grader, he was a severe dyslexic who could barely read or write. However, through hard work and individualized instruction, AJ was able to turn his education and opportunities around. See his inspiring story via the video below.