Additional Resources

The following upcoming events and resource links provide addition go-to sources for data to support continued on-line learning for the graduates from the Leadership SA Education Academy.

Upcoming Events

May 6, 2023

Artist Talk: Juan de Dios Mora and Zeke Peña

May 19, 2023

Destination College Success

June 13, 2023

Contemporary Family Saturday

November 3, 2023

Restore Education's 15th Anniversary Gala

Other Resource Links

• Additional information on dropout rates.

SA2020 data points that track overall college enrollment and college readiness in SA, which continue to be very low.

• Every Texan also has some great data and articles here on your three buckets from a statewide perspective.

• The City’s status of poverty report for 2022 is very enlightening and it shows the correlation of poverty to education levels (page 15). The 2019 report stated that individuals without a HS diploma/GED were 3.5 times more likely to live in poverty.

• The Census data for SA regarding educational attainment.  We have a large number of individuals (16% of those 18-24 and 26.2% of those 25 years or older) that have not completed HS diploma/GED and thousands more with some college but no degree. So many of these are outside of the traditional education systems.

• Another important subgroup - youth who are between 16-24 and not in school or connected to employment (49,500 in SA).

• The Alamo STEM Ecosystem goal to train and support 500 local educators to support STEM education.

IEEE TryEngineering is a community partner championing STEM education.

• The ASPIRE Partnership is a new & exciting educational partnership to empower South Bexar County schools, districts & their families to create a better life for themselves while strengthening the community.

• UTSA Dean JoAnn Browning to lead project on workforce credentials.

Leadership SAISD

Big Brothers Big Sisters

•  Search Institute: Cutting edge research on the subject of youth development.

The Enduring Gap

AlamoPROMISE covers tuition and required fees for current academic year graduates from participating high schools seeking an academic certificate or associate’s degree at one of the five Alamo Colleges: Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, and St. Philip’s College.

Restore Education is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals, their families, and our community through education. We believe that education should be free, flexible, and available for all who are willing to work hard to achieve their dreams. We offer a continuum of services from basic literacy and English language learning to high school equivalency, career training, and college support. Our objective is to restore the potential of students who have lost connection with traditional education and put them on individualized and supported pathways to life-sustaining careers. In all we do, we strive to provide the most effective education pathway for each student to achieve their goals and realize their full potential.

Restore Education is offering free training to local employers based on needs in partnership with SeeKingHR (includes GED, ESL, digital literacy, leadership training). Interested employers can email [email protected]

• The Texas A&M Aspire Program is a first-of-its-kind collaborative effort between a public university and seven South Bexar County ISDs (East Central, Edgewood, Harlandale, Somerset, South San Antonio, Southside and Southwest). The ASPIRE partnership focuses on developing educational programs and services to support existing programs to develop teachers with an affirmation for the community where they live, work and learn; curriculum development for a dynamically-changing world; and accessible programs that offer specialized services for children with special needs across south Bexar County and south San Antonio.

• The San Antonio Regional Education Forum was first staged in 2016 to connect educators with civic, business, and nonprofit leaders to address Bexar County's most pressing PK-12 public education challenges and opportunities.

• TxDOT created #EndTheStreakTX in an effort to raise awareness about the long streak of traffic deaths in Texas and how this is an issue that impacts every Texan. On this page, you'll find resources such as videos, photos, interviews, peer-to-peer testimonials and social media graphics to help raise awareness on this issue. We invite you to use any of these resources and encourage you to share your personal story of why ending the streak is important to you.