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Written by JamiAlise on Apr 7 2017 - 4:01pm
"There will be over 65 booths (non-profits, school districts and city services) which will provide information, activities, and entertainment focusing on the celebration and promotion of early childhood development. There will be a large variety of activities being offered for children of all ages. Kids Festival will have a Showmobile stage hosting numerous entertainment acts along with mascot characters. City officials will welcome participants and attendants throughout the day."
Written by Clayton Price on May 15 2013 - 7:27pm
More than 300 volunteers gathered at Woodard Park on San Antonio's East Side on May 11, to build a new playground designed by children.
Written by Amanda Evrard on May 15 2013 - 7:20pm
Replay Video: Join NOWCastSA from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 for the live webcast of the U.S. Department of Education's Together for Tomorrow: A Discussion on Family and Community Engagement in Education.  Together for Tomorrow (TFT) is a national initiative to spotlight and foster partnerships among schools, families, national service programs and community-based organizations to propel improvement of our lowest-performing schools.
Written by Jose Contrerars on Jan 30 2013 - 11:09pm
Dick touched and improved the community.  He frequently saw what most others could not yet perceive, finding possible in the improbable.  Dick was among the earliest proponents of universal day care.  In the 1970’s and 80’s he promoted parent training and early childhood development as strategic approaches to improving educational attainment, workforce improvement and family self sufficiency…  efforts which have taken root in community, not yet at the scale he envisioned, but solidly rooted in public policy.
Written by Jose Contrerars on Jan 30 2013 - 11:02pm
Dick touched and improved the community.  He frequently saw what most others could not yet perceive, finding possible in the improbable. Dick was among the earliest proponents of universal day care.  In the 1970s and 1980s he promoted parent training and early childhood development as strategic approaches to improving educational attainment, workforce improvement and family self sufficiency, efforts which have taken root in community, not yet at the scale he envisioned, but solidly rooted in public policy.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 4 2012 - 7:27pm
REPLAY THE VIDEO: The Center for Public Policy Priorities hosted the annual Texas Kids Count breakfast briefing Thursday, April 5, where community experts discussed findings from the new report, Choices: The State of Texas Children 2012.
Written by abnaz on Feb 27 2012 - 2:44pm
On Thursday, March 1, two major organizations operating on the East Side are announcing a marriage of resources and efforts that could forever change the neighborhood’s physical appearance, employment opportunities, and educational outcomes. Click here to watch Thursday's meeting.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 19 2011 - 8:00pm
Christmas came early for the San Antonio Eastside Promise Neighborhood project: The collaboration, led by the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, won a $24.6 million grant to from the federal government to provide "cradle to career" services to improve educational achievement.Mayor Julian Castro announced the grant at a news conference on Dec. 19."What this means is that education on the East Side will never be the same," Castro said.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Oct 14 2011 - 12:07pm
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.
Written by Andrew Delgado on Aug 11 2011 - 11:29am
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 second in a series to collect the participants' expectations, desires and ideas about how the East Side Promise Neighborhood Initiative will function.