Local Leaders Committed to the

Rio Grande Valley

We are a group of local community leaders and businesses who have partnered together to establish the RGV Census Ambassador Scholarship Program to provide Rio Grande Valley high school, vocational school, and college students with an opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship for their efforts to increase local participation in the 2020 US Census.


Our goals in establishing this initiative is fourfold:

1. Educate Students About the Importance of the US Census

2. Engage Students to become Ambassadors for the US Census with their Families, Friends, and Neighbors

3. Increase U.S. Census Completion for the Rio Grande Valley o Achieve 70%+ Completion Rate 4. Provide Scholarship Opportunities for Students

Executive Team Scholarship Committee Members:

Rene Capistran - Cameron County

Alonzo Cantu - Hidalgo County

Melissa Lopez - Region 1

Dalinda Guillen - Starr County

Thelma Tamez - Willacy County

Founding Partners

Thelma Tamez

(956) 533-0965



Sarah Sagredo-Hammond

(956) 862-9628


Omar Ochoa


Daisy Gonzalez

(956) 240-8191


Edna De Saro

(956) 393-9965


Contact Us

Information About the Scholarship Program:



Questions About the US Census or Looking for Information about Volunteering, Partnering, or General Information, Contact One of our Dedicated Volunteers:

Thelma Tamez  (956) 533-0965

Sarah Sagredo-Hammond (956) 862-9628

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