Francisco Guajardo is a founder of the Llano Grande Center. Started in the early ‘90s as an initiative to stretch student’s expectations on their own college success. The Center has evolved into an educational laboratory outside of the classroom. The Center has trained students, educators, and community development agents locally, nationally, and internationally on how to find, tell and use their story to achieve community change. Today Francisco continues his work with the Llano Grande Center and is a professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.