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San Antonio Selected for All-America City Award

San Antonio Selected for All-America City Award

The City of San Antonio receives national education award.

At a press conference, city leaders and community partners gathered to announced that San Antonio was one of 14 cities selected to receive the 2012 All-America City Award for its commitment to developing reading programs that focus on increasing early childhood reading levels.

Out of 120 cities who applied, San Antonio was selected as one of the 32 finalists, which was later narrowed down to 14 winners by the National Civic League.

Various stakeholders and community partners working together include the City, P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, City Year San Antonio, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YMCA, San Antonio Youth Literacy, San Antonio Public Library, UTSA and many others.

Read more about this story at Texas Public Radio.
Read Mayor Castro’s response to the award.
Learn more about the All-America City Award.

Photo Courtesy: Ryan Loyd/Texas Public Radio
City Manager Sheryl Skully looks on as H.B. Zachary, founder of the Zachary Construction Company, speaks.