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BASIC Welcomes New Staff


Last updated 7/18/2023 at 12:53pm

Eddie Rivera and Nidia Meza

Basic Assistance for Students in the Community, or BASIC as it is better known, is happy to announce that since the beginning of 2023, we have brought on two valuable additions to our team. For the first time in our history, we have paid staff who provide leadership, help manage our day-to-day operations, supervise programs and who are committed members of the Borrego Springs community.

We welcome Nidia Meza as our Managing Director. Nidia holds a bachelor's degree in business marketing with over 20 years of professional experience in leadership and management operations, with responsibilities for steering improvement projects, building and guiding top-performing teams, and optimizing internal operations. Nidia provides organizational leadership for BASIC and manages all operations, programs and technology. She will implement new strategies and streamline infrastructure for future organization growth. She is responsible for financial management and serves on the finance committee and is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library coordinator. Nidia immigrated as a child from Mexico and was the first in her family to graduate from college. Nidia volunteers for many organizations such as the UMC and local food banks, in Borrego Springs. She understands the importance of Education as the cornerstone of lifelong achievement.

We've also welcomed Eddie Rivera as Development Director. Eddie is a lifelong Borregan who graduated with honors in Ethnic Studies at Cal Poly Humboldt. Eddie helped create the DREAM Club in high school, which raised funds for DACA applications and renewals. Now, he spends his time writing grants, and press releases, mentoring BASIC scholars, and has begun work for a new BASIC program, the Latino Family Literacy Project. Outside of BASIC, he is the treasurer for the new Community Resource Center. Eddie is honored to work for the community he knows and loves and looks forward to helping build a better Borrego.

As BASIC celebrates its 25-year history of giving to the community, we look to the future with hope and optimism. We are proud to welcome Nidia and Eddie to our team.

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