Richard Castro, an advocate for education in the El Paso region and the Co-Founder of CREEED, has generously donated $1 million to sponsor the Challenge It/Probando Tu Ingenio exhibition at La Nube, now under construction in downtown El Paso.
Challenge It, one of nine themed exhibitions in the interactive museum and science center, will offer an array of engineering experiences, from designing and testing cars and boats, to coding a giant LED cube, and using 3D printers and laser cutters in open-ended maker activities. The exhibition will feature platforms for challenges that provoke creativity, innovation, and learning through perseverance.
“Thanks to the vision of business owners like Richard Castro, La Nube will challenge kids and families for generations to come,” said Eric Pearson, President and CEO of the El Paso Community Foundation. “We are so very grateful to Richard for embracing this project and for this tremendous donation.”
Mr. Castro sits on the boards of financial and economic development organizations, such as Community en Accion, which he founded, and the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development, which he chairs. Castro Enterprises Inc. owns and operates nearly 30 McDonald’s franchises in West Texas.
“I have always believed that education equals economic development for individuals, families, and the community at large,” said Mr. Castro. “The connection, engagement, and entertainment that will be created at La Nube will further education in so many ways.”
La Nube is a public-private partnership of the El Paso Community Foundation, the City of El Paso and other community stakeholders. It is expected to open its doors to visitors in early 2023. For more information, visit la-nube.org
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