Feb. 18, 2019
The Alamo Colleges District Snapshot Newsletter is published bi-monthly and features stories from the district support offices and the five colleges. Our mission is to empower our diverse communities for success.
Snapshot Video: Advocacy Centers
As part of a district-wide commitment to student success and meeting the needs of students experiencing poverty, on-campus advocacy centers have been implemented across all five of the Alamo Colleges. Through partnerships with multiple area organizations, advocacy centers are able to provide resources like job assistance, food security, clothing, childcare, utility assistance, counseling and more. Since 2016, hundreds of students have received assistance to overcome social and financial obstacles, helping them achieve their educational goals.
Alamo Colleges Delegation Meets With Federal Legislators
Recently, a delegation from the Alamo Colleges District traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress and discuss the Alamo Colleges' federal legislative agenda. The delegation met with U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro, Lloyd Doggett, Will Hurd and Chip Roy, as well as Claire Sanderson, the educational legislative assistant for Senator John Cornyn to discuss key priorities of the district's federal legislative agenda.
Former Brightwood College Students Completing Training At The Alamo Colleges
The Alamo Colleges District’s Workforce Training Network is currently providing training for students displaced by the closing of Brightwood College last December. With support from the district’s Health Professions Opportunity Grant program and its Westside Education and Training Center, 11 former Brightwood students are now working to complete their medical assistant certificate program.
Urban Farming Taking Root At San Antonio College
The William R. Sinkin Eco Centro center at San Antonio College is welcoming spring with plants produced by its urban farming program. Ariana Fuentes, farm and garden coordinator, and Cecile Parrish, urban farm manager, tend to the plants in the greenhouse at SAC and are working to expand the program to involve the entire campus. In a few weeks, many of the plants will be placed around the campus and at Eco Centro.
SPC, SAC And PAC Return As VITA Sites
In partnership with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, St. Philip's College, San Antonio College and Palo Alto College are offering free tax assistance on campus through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. As designated VITA sites, volunteers at SPC, SAC and PAC are able to help prepare basic, current year tax returns for eligible taxpayers free of charge.
Young Leaders Conference
High school juniors and seniors who want to succeed in college can get a head start at the Alamo Colleges District's 2019 Young Leaders Conference. This year the annual event will be held on Saturday, February 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McCreless Hall at San Antonio College, 1819 N. Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212. Learn More >
February Board Meeting
The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday, February 26, at 6 p.m. in the George E. Killen Community and Education Service Center (Community Meeting Room 101) located at 201 West Sheridan, San Antonio, TX 78204. Learn More >
Texas Tribune Events: Dis-Integration
Join the Texas Tribune for a conversation about the impact of school segregation on public education in San Antonio and across Texas. Panelist include: State Rep. Diego Bernal, Diana Herrera, Albert Kaufman and Brian Sparks. This free event is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, February 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Bowden Alumni Center at St. Philip's College located at 1801 Martin Luther King Dr., San Antonio, TX 78203. Learn More >
10th Annual Pedagogy Conference
Northeast Lakeview College's 10th Annual Pedagogy Conference focuses on innovative teaching in all disciplines as well as student service practices. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in the NLC Library located at 1201 Kitty Hawk Rd., Universal City, TX 78148. Learn More >
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