Pathway for Heroes: Empowering Veterans through EMT Training

In an inspiring collaboration that exemplifies gratitude and support for our nation’s heroes, the Pathway for Heroes program stands as a beacon of opportunity for veterans. This initiative is a partnership between ProAction Emergency Services Institute and Workforce Solutions Borderplex, designed to offer veterans a chance to embark on a new career journey as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)—all without the burden of tuition fees.

Unveiling New Horizons in Three Months

The program’s cornerstone is its commitment to rapid, impactful education. Scheduled to commence in April, ProAction’s veteran-specific EMT course is meticulously designed to align with the unique strengths and experiences of military personnel. The initiative not only underscores the respect and gratitude we hold for our veterans but also paves a practical pathway for their integration into civilian careers.

A Pledge of Continued Support

The generosity of Workforce Solutions Borderplex in covering tuition costs speaks volumes of the community’s dedication to veteran welfare. The announcement of additional EMT classes throughout the year further amplifies this commitment, ensuring that more veterans can benefit from this life-changing opportunity.

Diverse Career Prospects

EMT certification opens doors to a myriad of roles, from ambulance 911 responders and firefighters to hospital ER specialists and emergency management professionals. This breadth of opportunities highlights the versatile and vital nature of EMT skills, offering veterans a stable and rewarding career path post-service.

A Testament to Gratitude and Respect

Henry Brutus, ProAction’s Executive Director, encapsulates the program’s ethos, recognizing it as a gesture of appreciation towards those who have served. The program not only equips veterans with valuable skills but also honors their sacrifices by providing a tangible means of support as they transition to civilian life.

Comprehensive and Compassionate Training

The curriculum is thorough and empathetic, addressing various emergency scenarios to ensure that graduates are well-prepared for the demands of the field. From patient assessment to managing trauma and pharmacological interventions, the training is both comprehensive and sensitive to the exigencies of emergency medical care.

Who Is Eligible?

The program warmly welcomes veterans up to four years post-service, residing in or around El Paso. It also extends its reach to active-duty members nearing transition, as well as National Guard and Reserve forces based in the area, illustrating a broad embrace of those who have donned the uniform.

Embarking on the Journey: How to Get Started

For veterans inspired to take this transformative step towards becoming EMTs, beginning the journey is straightforward and supported at every turn. The initial step involves reaching out to ProAction Emergency Services Institute or Workforce Solutions Borderplex to express interest and gather detailed information about the program. Interested veterans should prepare their service documentation and contact details for eligibility verification. Upon confirmation, they’ll receive guidance on the enrollment process, class schedules, and what to expect during their training. Furthermore, dedicated advisors are available to assist with any questions or concerns, ensuring a smooth and informed transition into the program. By taking these steps, veterans can confidently embark on this rewarding pathway, leveraging their skills and experiences towards a new chapter of service in emergency medical care.

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Pathway for Heroes is more than just a training program—it is a tribute to our veterans, a testament to community solidarity, and a cornerstone for future stability and success for those who have served. As these heroes embark on their journey to become EMTs, they not only secure a promising career for themselves but also continue their legacy of service, this time in the heart of our communities.

ProAction Celebrates Sandra Goode’s Selection for Leadership Texas Class of 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Sandra Goode, our esteemed Fiscal Manager at ProAction, Inc., has been chosen as a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2024. This prestigious selection places her among an elite group of 85 women leaders, handpicked from across the Lone Star State, to participate in the United States’ longest-running women’s leadership development program.

Leadership Texas, the flagship initiative by Leadership Women (LW), is renowned for its impactful role in fostering women’s leadership. Since its inception in 1983, it has been at the forefront of equipping women with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to excel in their personal and professional lives. This year’s theme, “LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE: LEADING IN THE LONE STAR STATE,” promises an enriching journey through Dallas, Lubbock, and San Antonio, offering insights into the unique opportunities and challenges within these communities.

Sandra’s selection is a testament to her exceptional leadership qualities and her commitment to professional growth. “This is an incredible opportunity. I’m eager to meet women leaders from across Texas passionate about leadership development. I intend to incorporate the diverse perspectives I will encounter in my own leadership skills,” she expressed. With a rich academic background in Government and Political Science from New Mexico State University and Accounting from the University of Phoenix, Sandra is well-equipped to make the most of this program.

Throughout the year-long program, Sandra will engage with thought leaders, government officials, and experts, gaining cutting-edge information that will undoubtedly enrich her contributions to ProAction and the broader community. The program is designed to broaden participants’ perspectives on state issues by exploring them in three Texas cities, enriching their understanding and ability to impact our evolving state positively.

ProAction is incredibly proud of Sandra’s achievement. Her selection reinforces our belief in the importance of continuous learning and leadership development. As she embarks on this journey, we look forward to the innovative ideas and fresh perspectives she will bring back to our organization, inspired by her experiences and the influential network of women leaders she will join.

We also extend our gratitude to Leadership Women and the program sponsors, including Sempra Infrastructure, Walker & Dunlop, Texas Instruments, and PepsiCo, for their commitment to advancing women’s leadership. Their support makes it possible for leaders like Sandra to participate in such transformative experiences.

For those interested in following Sandra’s journey or exploring Leadership Women’s programs, we encourage visiting their website at Here’s to Sandra Goode and her promising journey ahead with Leadership Texas!


ProAction Celebrates National Philanthropy Day: Empowering Our Community

National Philanthropy Day is a special occasion dedicated to celebrating the altruistic actions of individuals who make a positive impact on their communities. On this meaningful day, we shine a light on ProAction, a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing job opportunities in the medical field through education. We explore the heartwarming stories and initiatives of ProAction, emphasizing the crucial role that donors play in transforming lives within our community.

Investing in Education: ProAction directs its philanthropic efforts toward student scholarships for the ProAction Emergency Services Institute. These scholarships create opportunities for aspiring healthcare professionals like Avery Perez, a recent high school graduate, and recipient of the Jill Field Scholarship. Avery’s dream is to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and thanks to this scholarship, she’s now ready to embark on her educational journey.

“It’s always been something I wanted to do. I had to put off school for a year to try and save money, but now with this scholarship, I am able to start right away.” The support from donors has enabled individuals like Avery to pursue rewarding careers in healthcare, ultimately benefiting our entire community by increasing the availability of qualified medical professionals.

– Avery Perez, Jill Field Scholarship recipient

The support from donors has enabled individuals like Avery to pursue rewarding careers in healthcare, ultimately benefiting our entire community by increasing the availability of qualified medical professionals.

The Power of Philanthropy: For Henry Brutus, the Executive Director of ProAction, philanthropy is at the core of their efforts to advance careers in healthcare. He emphasized the significance of donors, stating, “Our donors are a special group of people who help sustain our missions, to bring quality healthcare and educational opportunities to the Borderland. It is my goal to increase the impact of our message to donors who may not know we are a nonprofit organization. I welcome anyone to reach out to me and learn more about ProAction.”

A Legacy of Compassion: ProAction’s journey began with the passion and dedication of its founder, Jill Field. A nurse who started her career working in a local hospital, Ms. Field took a bold step in 1995 when she invested her life savings to establish ProAction. Her initial mission was to support educational opportunities, and since then, ProAction has continued to grow, benefiting the community through scholarship programs. Additionally, the organization has trained numerous EMT students who’ve gone on to serve their community with their life-saving medical skills.

BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas: A Remarkable Contribution: In a beautiful demonstration of corporate philanthropy, BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas has contributed $25,000 towards ProAction’s cause. This generous donation further reinforces the commitment to improving healthcare education and job opportunities in our community.

As we celebrate National Philanthropy Day, we applaud ProAction for its unwavering commitment to creating a more educated and empowered community. The stories of scholarship recipients like Avery Perez and the tireless efforts of ProAction’s team serve as a testament to the incredible impact that philanthropy can have on our society. We encourage local philanthropists and community members to consider supporting ProAction’s noble mission, helping them continue their remarkable work in the years to come.

For more information about ProAction and how you can contribute to their cause, visit, contact Cristina Rodda at [email protected], or call 915-549-1146.

About ProAction Emergency Services Institute: ProAction Emergency Services Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing job opportunities in the medical field through education. They provide scholarships for aspiring healthcare professionals, like Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and are committed to creating a brighter future for our community.