United Way of South Texas is proud of its partnership with School Districts in Hidalgo and Starr Counties. 

District employees, at all levels, engage with thousands of children, parents and family members that also utilize services provided by United Way agencies.  Individuals may be referred to counseling services, emergency shelters, English courses, job training programs and other activities that strengthen families. 

Five Golden Apple Awards are presented to the Top Contributing Districts in the area. The 2010-2011 Golden Apple Award recipients, are: 1) PSJA ISD, Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent, Rene Ramirez, Coordinator 2) McAllen ISD, Dr. James Ponce, Superintendent, Brenda Huston Coordinator 3) La Joya ISD, Dr. Alda Benavides, Superintendent, Ricardo Villarreal and Janie Hernandez, Coordinators 4) Edinburg CISD, Dr. Rene Gutierrez, Superintendent, and Edna Mata, Coordinator and 5) Mission CISD, Dr. Cornelio Gonzalez, Superintendent, Sylvia Cruz, Coordinator.

The United Way of South Texas Board of Directors expresses their heartfelt appreciation to the award recipients and the following Districts and education programs: Sharyland ISD, Donna ISD, Hidalgo ISD, Mercedes ISD, Weslaco ISD, Rio Grande City CISD, Valley View ISD, Edcouch-Elsa ISD, Region One, South Texas ISD, Roma ISD, and Monte Alto ISD. 

Please call 956-686-6331 to learn more about United Way and the 2011 Campaign.