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Written by Andrew Delgado on May 31, 2011
With help from a grant from U.S. Department of Education, San Antonio school, city and and community leaders joined with residents to create the East Side Promise Neighborhood initiative to collaborate on a plan to expand the opportunities for children to succeed in getting an education from cradle to career. This video is the first in a series to collect the participants' expectations, desires and ideas about how the East Side Promise Neighborhood Initiative will function.
Written by Beth Graham on May 31, 2011
At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Central Library, Mayor Julián Castro will join San Antonio ISD Superintendent Dr. Robert Durón, Rotary International representative Jim Montgomery, and Library officials for the official kick-off of the 2011 San Antonio Public Library Summer Reading Program.Although this is the second year the Mayor has sponsored Library Summer Reading, this year the program is also an SA2020 initiative. SA2020 is a community-wide effort, begun by Mayor Castro in 2010, to chart San Antonio’s course for the next decade.
Written by Andrew Delgado on May 25, 2011
Some Lamar Elementary School students shared stories with their neighbors about a special hands-on project where they unearthed the history, archaeology and botany of nearby Brackenridge Park.The project was a joint effort between the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Archaeological Research, the Witte Museum and the Brackenridge Conservancy to give students from Lamar and from Hawthorne Academy the opportunity to learn about their world outside the classroom walls.
Written by Laura Carter on May 24, 2011
The San Antonio Area Foundation is pleased to announce the results of the competitive grant distribution process awarding a total of $984,858 with 79 awards to 76 nonprofit organizations serving Bexar County and surrounding counties.Funded by permanent funds and trusts, honoring the donors’ wishes for the betterment of the community is the guiding principle behind the San Antonio Area Foundation’s annual competitive grant distribution process. Grants from Area Foundation donor-advised trusts and funds are made throughout the year, based on donor recommendations.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 22, 2011
Replay the video: San Antonio celebrated its college-bound high school seniors as rock stars during College Signing Day, complete with a red carpet, a light show, a Spurs announcer, bands and a salute from Mayor Julian Castro. The event, held center court at the AT&T Center, was for students to publicly declare their college choice similar to the way high school athletes announce their college choices on National Signing Day. Hundreds of high school seniors who plan to attend college in the fall registered to attend, according to event organizers.