Through their concession projects, Cintra and its sister company, Ferrovial Agroman, have committed $1.6 million in grants to support the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) in six Texas high schools—R.L. Turner High School, supported by the LBJ Express; Haltom High School, supported by the North Tarrant Express; Lockhart High School, supported by SH 130; and Arlington Heights High School, Southwest High School, and Amon-Carter Riverside High School, each supported by NTE 35W.
Enhanced teacher development, advanced teaching methods, and mentoring for students are all at the heart of the NMSI program. Through this robust partnership, Cintra will inspire thousands of young people to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, preparing them to become the visionary transportation and infrastructure leaders of the future.
In Central Texas, SH 130 Concession Co. led the effort to create and helped fund the first non-profit education foundation to assist the Lockhart Independent School District. Established in 2014, the Education Foundation for Lockhart ISD provides direct financial support to teachers for innovative classroom projects that aren’t supported in the school district’s regular operating budget. The foundation awards multiple grants of up to $1,000 per teacher annually and approved 19 grants totaling $21,930 in the foundation’s first year.