The staff of the Nueva Luz Foundation, including our Deputy Executive Director and Clinical Director, attended the Young Hearts Matter ceremony at the Hidalgo County Court House. This ceremony was held to bring awareness to the problems that teenagers face with dating violence and abuse. We are honored to have been invited to attend this … Continue reading Young Hearts Matter 2018
While the Summer is coming to an end, the back-to-school jitters arrive. Going back to school and getting back in into a routine can be stressful, not only for the students and teacher but for parents too! It's important to prepare and organize some type of schedule before school starts. Having a schedule can help … Continue reading Back to School Prepping!
For Summer Vacation of 2017, the Nueva Luz Foundation has partnered with the Housing Authority of Hidalgo County. We provided summer programs for the children. Through these programs, we have shown the children that everyone has the potential to be a leader and that leadership comes from the qualities from within.
The State Firefighters and Fire Marshal's Association has invited us to their 141st Annual Conference in San Marcos! There, we have met with the brave men and women who risk their lives to save ours in times of crisis. While there, Dr. Villanueva presented for the firefighters. We thank them for extending their invitation to … Continue reading 141st Annual SFFMA Conference
The Nueva Luz Foundation was invited to join the All-Hazards Conference. We have enjoyed ourselves speaking with the first responders and attending the panels provided as well as having our own booth! Dr. Villanueva was given the honor to present to first responders on the effects of trauma and PTSD. We thank the coordinators of the … Continue reading All-Hazards Conference 2017
In Collaboration with the Lower Rio Grande Development Council, The Nueva Luz Foundation and Dr. Villauneva presented Understanding the Impact to first responders on the effects of trauma and PTSD. There was a staggering full house of first responders ready to learn about understanding what they can do to cope with their stressful, but important … Continue reading First Responders: Understanding the Impact
Our counselors spent the school year guiding students on how to become leaders and empowering them to be stronger young men and ladies in the years to come. We rewarded the students' hard work and dedication with an end-of-year celebration!
Spring has arrived, along with pollen and stress. School state exams are around the corner, which means so is the stressful and dreadful days. But perhaps if you follow these simple steps, it won’t be as hectic. First, get organized. Figure out your test days and how much time you have until the day. Once … Continue reading Get to Steppin’ with your Preppin’
A new year is an opportunity for a fresh start for everyone. It’s been great learning about the Nueva Luz Foundation’s TIFT program – through this program, tweens are offered a chance to better themselves and help prevent further problems in the future. Right now, we’re looking forward to the new year, and we’re preparing … Continue reading Happy New Year 2017
The Nueva Luz Foundation has collaborated with Raymondville ISD to strengthen their students and give them a positive outlook on their futures. Congratulations to those who have successfully completed the programs! Thank you to the staff of Myra Green Middle School and Raymondville ISD for giving us this opportunity to reach out to the youth.