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Published on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales's statement on passing of resolution of support for potential Westside Promise Neighborhood Grant

CONTACT: George "Jorge" Estevez, 210-859-6853  

SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 31, 2017) — Today, City Council passed a resolution of support for the United Way Westside Promise Neighborhood Grant to the US Department of Education. This resolution includes a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of San Antonio, United Way of San Antonio, San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio Housing Authority and Bethel Prevention Coalition for the Westside Promise Neighborhood Advisory Board.

This grant will give one of the poorest census tract in Bexar County a boost to areas of socio-economic inequalities. The area will include a target school feeder pattern to include: Lanier High School, Tafolla Middle School and JT Brackenridge.

“The Westside Promise Neighborhood, a 7.26 mile area located in 78207, was selected by the United Way of San Antonio for a $30 million grant application. The grant is matched by local funds of $30 million. This is an area considered to be one of the most economically disadvantaged in Bexar County. If awarded, half of the funding will go to improving schools in the Promise Neighborhood, and the rest will be used for community support services like after school programming and child care."

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Author: Cambri Ensminger (GPA)

Categories: City News, Mayor & Council