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Education

Head Start

The DHS Head Start Program provides high-quality early childhood education and family support services that promote school readiness and success in life.

This program provides comprehensive services including full-day early childhood education for children 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Click here to learn more.

The Arc of San Antonio

The Arc of San Antonio was founded to create a network of support and services for their children with special needs.  The Arc has developed programs and partnerships that address the most critical issues facing people living with disabilities.  It offers one of the largest continuum of services for children and adults with a broad range of developmental abilities.

http://www.arc-sa.org/pages/about-us/

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center For Learning Disabilities is an advocacy program that has scholarships/awards as well as resources for young adults (e.g. leadership opportunities, research, etc.) with learning disabilities. NCLD hopes to empower young adults with learning and attention issues through initiatives, including an online community, leadership opportunities, and research.

www.ncld.org

Zero to Three

ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf
www.zerotothree.org

Bullying Resources

Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Check out the link below for strategies for parents, teachers and kids to help take action to prevent bullying. Information provided by the American Psychological Association.

https://www.apa.org/topics/bullying/prevent

A Better Chance (ABC)

ABC’s mission is to increase the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.  This mission is carried out through the signature College Preparatory Schools Program (“CPSP”), which annually recruits, refers and supports about 500 A Better Chance Scholars at more than 300 of the nation’s leading boarding, day and public schools. For more information go to website below.
http://www.abetterchance.org/

CollegeBoard- College Prep & Scholarships

A Non-profit organization with information on colleges, how to pay for college, and how to prepare starting with PSAT, SAT, ACT prep and lots of scholarship information. Explore the website below.
www.collegeboard.com

The Empower House

 

Empower House (formerly Martinez Street Women’s Center) was founded in 1999 with a mission to improve reproductive health services and access for women — primarily brown and Black women — on the East Side of San Antonio.

https://empowerhousesa.org/

Questbridge- Opportunities for Low Income Students

QuestBridge is a powerful platform that connects the nation’s brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself. Check out their website for info.
www.questbridge.org/

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.
www.reachoutandread.org

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Please visit https://www.readingrockets.org/ for more information, and to access free resources designed to help.

Tips for Reading to Baby:

  • It’s never too early to read to your baby
  • Snuggle up with a book
  • Choose baby-friendly books
  • Keep books where your baby can reach them
  • Talk with your baby – all day long
  • Encourage coos, growls, and gurgles
  • Develop daily routines
  • Sing, Read, Repeat

San Antonio Public Libraries

Services for Children, Teens and Adults, your local library provides: Free online tutoring help, Reading, Story Time, Play & Learn, Symphony Music, Family Fun Programs & Activities and other resources designed to support the learning and development of children’s love of books, reading and learning. Over 30 locations throughout the San Antonio area.

https://www.mysapl.org/

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

https://www.jkcf.org/

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded $190 million in scholarships to nearly 2,500 students from 8th grade through graduate school. Also provides  comprehensive counseling and other support services to students. The Foundation has provided over $100 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.

Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families

Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families (Tutor.com/military), funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CMGA), is a program that allows eligible students in grades kindergarten through college to connect to a live tutor online for one‐to‐one help with homework, studying, test prep and more.

Click HERE for more information on this great resource.


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