Frontera Leadership Institute: The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) and LMNTS Launch a Life-Changing Leadership Program

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – June 14, 2024— The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) is excited to announce the launch of the Frontera Leadership Institute, a transformative leadership and entrepreneurial program designed for first-generation college students in Brownsville. Info sessions for the program have started, with more sessions planned to provide potential applicants with all the details they need to join this life-changing opportunity.

The Frontera Leadership Institute, administered by LMNTS, offers a comprehensive three-month program that is free to the community with support from BCIC. The program aims to equip students with essential technology, product development, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills. These skills are applicable not only to entrepreneurship but also to achieving success in any career path or life situation.

Starting on August 19, Frontera Leadership Institute features a hybrid schedule with flexible classes on Fridays and Saturdays. Participants will receive one-on-one guidance from industry professionals, work in collaborative teams on innovative projects, and build a network of like-minded individuals and lifelong friendships.

Key program dates include the application deadline on July 27, 2024, and the program duration from August 19 to November 7, 2024.

Information sessions with lunch provided will be held at the eBridge Center, 1304 E. Adams St., Brownsville, TX. These sessions will give potential applicants an overview of the program and its benefits.

The sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, June 18 at 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 18 at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 20 at 5 p.m.

Nathan Burkhart, BCIC Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, emphasized the program's significance: "The Frontera Leadership Institute represents our commitment to the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs in Brownsville. By providing these students with the tools and mentorship they need, we're investing in the future of our community."

Rubén Cantú, Program Director of the Frontera Leadership Institute, highlighted the initiative's unique aspects: " This leadership institute is unique in its approach, integrating the latest industry standards in product management and entrepreneurship with a curriculum centered on heart-centered leadership and trauma-informed practices. We meet our students where they are, empowering them to become the leaders our community needs. With a focus on job-ready skills, innovation, and community improvement, we stand at the forefront of transformation. We are the Frontera Leadership Institute.”

To further engage with the community and provide more information, the Frontera Leadership Institute will have a booth at this Saturday's Brownsville Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon (June 15, 2024). Attendees are encouraged to visit the booth to meet the team, ask questions, and learn more about the program.

Apply for the program through this link. For more information, visit fronteraleadership.org or contact ruben@lmnts.org


About Frontera Leadership Institute

The Frontera Leadership Institute is a three-month leadership and entrepreneurial program by LMNTS, sponsored by the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation. The mission is to empower first-generation college students from diverse backgrounds with essential skills in technology, product development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. The program provides training, mentorship, and community integration to inspire and prepare students to launch ventures and secure high-demand jobs, fostering innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset.

About BCIC

The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation (BCIC) is an economic development organization dedicated to connecting people, organizations, and economic resources to elevate the quality of life in Brownsville. For more information about available programs, visit www.brownsvillecic.com. For media inquiries, please contact Nelson Amaro, Director of Marketing & Communications, at namaro@bcic.us.