SA Ed Partnership Receives Lumina Grant
The Lumina Foundation has awarded The San Antonio Education Partnership and 11 other partners across 10 states $7.2 Million to secure Latino student success.
The San Antonio Education Partnership will lead the project alongside collaborative partners, including: City of San Antonio, Generation TX San Antonio, Advise Texas, Alamo Colleges, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Harlandale ISD, Northside ISD, San Antonio ISD, Southwest ISD, Texas Association of Chicano in Higher Education, Hispanic Scholarship Fund UTSA Student Chapter, P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The overall goal of the grant is to provide services to Latino students and families including financial literacy training, help with college transfer and transition processes and issues, and improved developmental courses to help Latino students earn college-credit courses.
The grant will make use of existing programs and partnerships to focus on five outcomes: 1) city-wide data gathering and shared metrics, 2) increasing the number of students who complete financial aid applications, 3) implementing student development and remediation efforts in high school, 4) coordinating counseling and mentoring services, and 5) increasing student transfer rates.
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