As CHWs we are advocates for change and transformative change can only occur when we advocate for the vulnerable populations to improve their lives. Education is key and the AlamoPromise can be the vehicle we can use to move our at-risk communities to better lives in the future.
Early next year you will be invited to attend a training session at the WETC to become “Ambassadors” for AlamoPromise. Our goal is to inform and encourage family members, guardians, and relatives of graduating HS seniors in 2020 who do not have any plans or intentions of earning any additional educational skills after HS.
We want to use our relationships with these family members and friends to encourage them to involve their HS senior in the AlamoPromise to gain workplace certifications in over 80 different areas or an Associate Degree. The “Ambassador” training will also include an orientation to FAFSA which can be an obstacle for some families in completing the application.
As part of this initiative, Alamo Colleges is hosting a “Cafe con Leche” to acquaint parents/family/friends about opportunities including AlamoPromise, Dual Credit, Student Support Services and more.
On December 12th from 9:00 AM to Noon at 2222 N. Alamo, the Alamo College’s new district headquarters the first “Cafe con Leche” ( flyerhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1qeKG7tvNXYYZ6QfCtWa7Og1IyiPOxY8x/view?usp=sharing) and I strongly encourage you to get the parents and family members of graduating HS seniors next Spring to attend, especially those families who have no experience with college opportunities. As alumni, join them in the event to make them feel more welcome.
You can call 210-485-0790 to pre-register, or just register when you arrive at the event.
Over 45% of all HS seniors in San Antonio never earn any additional educational certificates or degrees. This is perhaps the single biggest social dimension that prevents individuals from a more positive future and fulfilling lives.
Each of us has a responsibility to reach out and help the changes necessary to improve our communities.