About Us


At RYSS we empower all students to attain sustainable 21st century skills through participation in innovative college and career readiness programs. .


Vision & History

In 1992 the Tejano Center for Community Concerns was established. It gave life to the hopes and dreams of residents of Houston’s East End, a predominantly Hispanic populated area, for an organization that would to be a catalyst to improve lives and be an agent for change empowering neighborhood residents – to benefit the family, neighborhood, and greater community. The early Tejano Center pioneers realized the greatest opportunity to respond to community needs was to provide a comprehensive array of social, educational, economic, and housing services.

The Tejano Center’s programs and services have progressively expanded in great part through strategic partnerships with such entities as the City of Houston, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Texas Education Agency, Baylor College of Medicine, Harris County Juvenile Probation Office, and National Council of La Raza. In 2002, becoming aware of similar needs in the greater Brownsville, Texas area, the Tejano Center expanded its programs into that area, beginning with adding a fourth campus to its Raul Yzaguirre School for Success.

Today, the Tejano Center for Community Concerns, with an annual budget in excess of $17 million operates programs and employees over 200 personnel in the greater Houston and Brownsville, Texas areas. The Tejano Center administration and board of directors remain committed to the vision and hope of its early pioneers through the operation of the following programs:

  • Raul Yzaguirre School for Success
  • Affordable Housing Program
  • Adult Education Program
  • Youth Shelter and Foster Care Program
  • Juvenile Justice Diversion Program
  • Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic