STX Frontera Chapter

Place-Based. People-Powered. Equity-Focused. Training South Texas Frontera’s emerging leaders.

NLC South Texas Frontera trains cross-sector leaders who are committed to moving the communities they serve forward. We connect inclusive leaders who have the expertise to implement change, and provide the skills and network to make that progress a reality.


Fellows trained since our chapter was founded.


Hours of training provided to leaders in South Texas Frontera, at no cost to participants.


Over $25,000 raised in support of training place-based leaders in South Texas Frontera.

NLC is about investing in people. We’re going to take your talents and your skills and elevate YOU. Build your network. Lift your voice. Help you do what you want to do to build your community. That’s important to me and important for South Texas.

– Cristina Gomez (she/her)
Founding Board Member

When I look at our communities I see our children’s future. We have the potential to make this an environment for the next generation of progresive leaders. We have resources that go unheard and untapped. NLC has given me the insight, tools, and network I need to help build a brighter future.

– Natasha Martinez (she/her)
Selections Co-Chair

NLC has given me the courage, strength, and community I needed to continue fighting for my beloved Laredo. The toolks that NLC equipped me with have given me enough resolve to keep fighting inequities and to take the scary opportunities coming my way.

– Alyson Martinez (she/her)
Chapter Co-Director

NLC South TX Frontera Alumni


Ben Whitman
Jorge De La Fuente
Krystel Castillo
Michael Mireles
Nicholas Hudson


April Flores

Brittany Castro

Carolina Vela

Dominique Villarreal

Jacinda Mia Perez

Jaime Andres Diez

Josie Del Castillo

Juan Ruiz

Marcella Juarez

Nadia Casaperalta

Walter Barthel


Eliseo Ceja

Cinthia Gonzalez

Karina Madrigal

Martha Mercado

Luciana Morales

Ricardo Parra

Maxine Rebeles

Paula Saldaña

Jeremy San Miguel

Miranda Zapata

Oscar Zertuche

Grezia Barrera

Michael Bueno

Nathan Burkhart


Allan Fisher-Garcia

Alyson Martinez

Amanda Davé

Clarissa Riojas

Dimitra Trejo

Elizabeth Charles

Josue Plaza

Juan Livas

Khrystyane Lopez

Marco Garcia

Nicholas Balderas

Reyna Ortiz

Ruby Fuentes

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