With help from a grant from U.S. Department of Education, San Antonio school, city 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 third in a series to collect the participants' expectations, desires and ideas about how the East Side Promise Neighborhood Initiative will function.
In this segment of the documentary, NOWCastSA continues to tours the East Side of San Antonio, identifying the assets of the community, as well as issues that Promise Neighborhood intends to address.
In this video, you will also hear from Alberta Harris, community engagement specialist for Promise Neighborhood; Horace Franklin, principal of Wheatley Middle School; Deborah Ryan, Wheatley Middle School parent representative; Charles Shaw, parliamentarian of the Wheatley Courts Resident Council; Linda Tippins, East side resident; Sean T. Henry, Sr., community engagement specialist for Promise Neighborhood; Councilwoman Ivy Taylor, Rep. Dist. 2, and various East Side residents. The interviews were conducted by Susana Hayward of NOWCastSA.