This report tells the inspiring story of the Westside Education and Training Center, an 18-classroom facility in San Antonio’s struggling West Side neighborhood. Readers will learn how the center came about, why it’s so unique, and how its menu of college courses and career-ready training is helping local families build a better, brighter tomorrow.

November 1, 2008

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    About the launch of the Westside Education and Training Center.

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    How the center addresses the needs of its local community.

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    What training and education opportunities the center offers.

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    The role that Making Connections played in the center’s creation

Key Takeaway

In San Antonio’s West Side neighborhood, academic and economic success stories are hard to find

Among residents 25 and older, fewer than 50% are high school graduates and only 4% have college degrees. The median income in the area is low — slightly more than $25,000 — with one out of every three children living in households earning less than the federal poverty level.

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