PCSD closes NMTC loan for Tejano Center

PCSD is thrilled to announce that we have closed New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing for the Tejano Center for Community Concerns to purchase and renovate a site for the Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success (RYSS) STEM Academy in Pasadena, Texas. RYSS already operates its early education program on a portion of the almost 12 acre site with full classes for pre-kindergarten through 2nd grades and 5th grades to be added for the Fall of 2024. Eventually, the campus will encompass PreK-8th grade with classrooms to accommodate approximately 760 students and other community services.

PCSD also provided some of its $20M credit enhancement award from the Department of Education toward the project. According to PCSD’s Vice President of Project Finance, Tina Lin, “this worthy project was the result of many valued partners like Raza Development Fund, Chase Community Equity, Sunflower Bank and Equitable Facilities Fund coming together to support Tejano Center’s long-serving and important community mission.”