Month: May 2021

Study: Scholarship Program Increased College Enrollment & Graduation Rates While Lowering Loan Debt

May 28, 2021 Comments Off on Study: Scholarship Program Increased College Enrollment & Graduation Rates While Lowering Loan Debt
Crowd of Graduation Caps

SAN ANTONIO — A little financial assistance goes a long way toward helping youth realize their college dreams. That’s according to a new study commissioned by the San Antonio Area Foundation through The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Urban Education Institute examining San Antonio’s most wide-ranging collection of community scholarships offered to college-bound students.  The San…

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San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship

May 26, 2021 Comments Off on San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship
Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship Announcement

New Legacy Scholarship to Assist Students in Bexar and Webb Counties SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Area Foundation announced a new multimillion-dollar scholarship bequest available to students in Bexar and Webb counties. The newly created program will become one of the largest student scholarships not just in our region but also nationally.  Annually, the…

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Major Donation Puts San Antonio On The National Map For Student Scholarship Programs

May 26, 2021 Comments Off on Major Donation Puts San Antonio On The National Map For Student Scholarship Programs
Multimillion-Dollar Scholarship Announcement

Opening the path to college for students through new $2 million annual fund SAN ANTONIO — Nothing was going to hold back Alyssa Pacheco from pursuing her lifelong dream of attending a top liberal arts college in the East Coast. Not even the rather astronomical tuition and fees that tend to come with attending one…

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Pandemic Potato Donation Helps Feed Hungry Families

May 21, 2021 Comments Off on Pandemic Potato Donation Helps Feed Hungry Families

By Gavin Nichols SAN ANTONIO — In late 2019, John Galbraith called the San Antonio Area Foundation to propose the idea of providing a truckload of potatoes to food banks in our region. We were in the process of starting to find funders when COVID-19 hit our region and were not able to do anything…

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Centro Cultural Aztlán: Keeping Chicanx Traditions Alive

May 13, 2021 Comments Off on Centro Cultural Aztlán: Keeping Chicanx Traditions Alive
Dia De Los Muertos Community Altars

SAN ANTONIO — No surprise that in a city so steeped in Mexican culture, traditional celebrations originating south of the border would have strong and lasting influences here. One omnipresent example is the annual celebration come every beginning of November: Día de los Muertos or also commonly known as Day of the Dead celebration. Yet as…

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The Public Theater: Keeping The (Virtual) Doors Open

May 7, 2021 Comments Off on The Public Theater: Keeping The (Virtual) Doors Open
The Public

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — About a year ago with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic in our community, Jeff Morden and staff were gearing up for their seventh performance of the year. It was one of The Public Theater of San Antonio’s large-scale musical productions, with a staff of three dozen artists and backstage crew. But…

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Making San Antonio Livable No Matter Your Zip Code

May 6, 2021 Comments Off on Making San Antonio Livable No Matter Your Zip Code

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — Jennifer Cook exudes passion and determination. Those are but a couple of the many strengths and values she brings to the San Antonio Area Foundation as our Senior Program Officer overseeing the Livable and Resilient Communities (LRC) impact area as part of our Community Engagement and Impact team.  Jennifer has been…

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