Projects and Grant Activity
Past Projects and Activies
Navarro Academy Early Childhood Development Center
The goal of this project was to build a child development center from the ground up that would showcase academic programs for 3-4 year old students. It would also serve about 90 children and function as a laboratory for SAISD teachers and UTSA early education majors. More Details
Jose Cardenas Child Development Center
The goal of this project was to renovate a 4,500 sq.ft. building and playground. Renovations would include air conditioning, roof, walls, and paint. Suggested models for a new playground, facade, and drop off zone would be proposed in collaboration with the UTSA School of Architecture.
Small Business Development Workshops
The goal of this project was to provide the tools and information on potential small business development to teen parents by providing business advice in a consistent, efficient, and positive manner.
Computer Literacy Classes
Monthly classes are held at the Vista Verde Community Learning Center that focus on the most basic of computer parts and functions. Computer training will increase exposure to employment opportunities, and enhances communication.
Parent-Make & Take
The goal of this project is to teach parents educational activities that can be used at home. Activities focus on letter and sound recognition, rhyming, math skills, and reading comprehension.
Foster Care Alumni Housing Project
The goal of this project was to understand the housing needs of Foster Care Alumni and provide recommendations to community agencies. Approximately 25-75% of foster care youth end up homeless. Information is difficult to retain as they age out of care.
Family, Friends, & Neighbors
The goal of this project is to conduct interviews with the community to find out specific needs of lower income, informal child care. Present information and make recommendations to promote development of new programs for child care providers.