P16Plus Welcomes Coda Rayo-Garza

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P16Plus Welcomes Coda Rayo-Garza

Coda moved to San Antonio after earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Texas State University. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She began teaching Federal, State and Local government at Northeast Lakeview College shortly after graduation. Coda has worked for […]

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P16Plus Welcomes Jeremiah Rivera

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P16Plus Welcomes Jeremiah Rivera

Jeremiah Rivera will be the new Project Coordinator for My Brother’s Keeper San Antonio. Jeremiah Rivera previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA as the SAReads Book Bank manager.  Prior to that, he worked for the State of Michigan as a lead on the Michigan Dashboards website and the State of Michigan’s internal crowdsourcing social network […]

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College Signing Day Brings Over 1,000 High School Seniors Together to Celebrate College Plans

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College Signing Day Brings Over 1,000 High School Seniors Together to Celebrate College Plans

Friday, May 6th was College Signing Day, one of the most exciting and fun days for those involved in college access.  Over 1,100 students from 38 high schools across the city had an opportunity to meet future classmates in a 2-hour, high-energy event emceed by SA2020’s Molly Cox and Russel Rush of Mix 96.1.  Seated by the college they […]

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Diplomás Partner ISDs Participate in the StriveTogether Network’s FAFSA Completion Initiative

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Diplomás Partner ISDs Participate in the StriveTogether Network’s FAFSA Completion Initiative

During the month of April, the five Diplomás partner ISDs participated in the StriveTogether Network’s FAFSA Completion Initiative. Districts were eligible to receive up to $1,000 to reimburse them for expenses associated with their efforts to increase the number of seniors completing the FAFSA between April 1 and April 30.

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Diplomás Hosts 2nd Annual Policy Summit

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Diplomás Hosts 2nd Annual Policy Summit

On April 8, 2016, Diplomás held its second annual Policy Summit at the UTSA downtown campus. The event focused on policy issues related to postsecondary readiness, access and attainment for San Antonio’s Latino Students. 

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“San Antonio is Our Classroom” is a program under P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County that highlights affordable, educational resources available to parents and elementary-age students. Participating schools and organizations invite parents to join their students on informative field trips across the city.

If you’re an organization or you have a program that aligns with “San Antonio Is Our Classroom,” please email: Barbara.stevens@p16plus.org

The P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County and partners from our school districts promote attendance through our partnership, “San Antonio Kids Attend to Win”.
Schools form attendance teams which track and communicate with students and families who are chronically absent. Attendance teams receive data from P16Plus and use that data to create resource plans tailored for each student.
P16Plus continues to communicate the importance of attendance in Pre-K through 12th grade and is working with schools and nonprofit organizations to focus on improving attendance habits for chronic non-attending students.
For more information, please contact coda.garza@p16plus.org

For SA Kids Attend to Win Resources, Click on the link below:
http://www.p16plus.org/resources/sa-kids-attend-to-win/

The San Antonio Youth Commission is a civic engagement platform for area high school students.

The commission is comprised of 22 high school youth leaders, two members from each City Council District and two Mayoral appointees. Each appointee is selected for a two-year term and is vetted through the City of San Antonio’s Board and Commission process. The Youth Commission meets monthly to create and advocate for student policies and programs.

To read on the latest news from the SAYC, please visit: http://sayouthcommission.com/

To learn more about the San Antonio Youth Commission please email Fatema.Basrai@P16Plus.org or call at (210) 871-3649.

The mission of Generation TX San Antonio (GenTXSA) is to create a college-going and career-ready culture in San Antonio in one generation.

Students apply to become, Gentxperts, or peer-to-peer mentors to other students as they go through the process for applying to college and applying for financial aid.

The Gentxperts serve as support systems for their peers in school and in their communities.

To learn more about the Generation TX San Antonio please email Fatema.Basrai@P16Plus.org or call at (210) 871-3649.

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P16Plus is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students from cradle to career. One of our focuses is in the area of College and Career Readiness, where we aim to prepare students for post-secondary education and workforce opportunities. Our initiatives are critical because by 2018, 63% of our jobs will require post-secondary education, yet less than 50% of graduating high school seniors enroll in college following graduation. The San Antonio Youth Commission is a group of city-council appointed youth whose mission is to provide an outlet for the youth to share their voice through advocacy, community service, and social media. They team up with Generation TX San Antonio, a student-led program designed to make SA a college-going and career-ready culture in one generation. We also collaborate with Education Service Center 20 in order to spread the word on House Bill 5 and new statewide graduation requirements, preparing our students for jobs in the workforce.

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    P16Plus Welcomes Coda Rayo-Garza

    Coda moved to San Antonio after earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Texas State University. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She began teaching Federal, State and Local government at Northeast Lakeview College shortly after graduation. Coda has worked for the Office of Councilman Ron Nirenberg as his Director of Zoning and Planning, as well as the Office of Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales as her Director of Policy and Zoning. She is excited to continue to work with the community and join the mission to improve educational success in school, college and career. View Story

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    P16Plus Welcomes Jeremiah Rivera

    Jeremiah Rivera will be the new Project Coordinator for My Brother’s Keeper San Antonio.

    Jeremiah Rivera previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA as the SAReads Book Bank manager.  Prior to that, he worked for the State of Michigan as a lead on the Michigan Dashboards website and the State of Michigan’s internal crowdsourcing social network Bureaucracy Busters.  View Story

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    College Signing Day Brings Over 1,000 High School Seniors Together to Celebrate College Plans

    Friday, May 6th was College Signing Day, one of the most exciting and fun days for those involved in college access.  Over 1,100 students from 38 high schools across the city had an opportunity to meet future classmates in a 2-hour, high-energy event emceed by SA2020’s Molly Cox and Russel Rush of Mix 96.1.  Seated by the college they will attend, students experienced the school spirit and pride they will come to know so deeply over the next four years. View Story

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    Diplomás Partner ISDs Participate in the StriveTogether Network’s FAFSA Completion Initiative

    During the month of April, the five Diplomás partner ISDs participated in the StriveTogether Network’s FAFSA Completion Initiative. Districts were eligible to receive up to $1,000 to reimburse them for expenses associated with their efforts to increase the number of seniors completing the FAFSA between April 1 and April 30. View Story

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    Diplomás Hosts 2nd Annual Policy Summit

    On April 8, 2016, Diplomás held its second annual Policy Summit at the UTSA downtown campus. The event focused on policy issues related to postsecondary readiness, access and attainment for San Antonio’s Latino Students.  View Story