April 8, 2016
St. Philip's College News
SPC's Jessica Project Spring Series Begins
On March 4, the spring 2016 lineup for the Jessica’s Project activities at SPC began with 150 nutrition students sharing knowledge in the East Side Community Garden in partnership with Green Spaces Alliance and Antioch Transformational Network Inc. The original garden property was doubled from its original 6,500-square-foot size; students assisted by clearing the additional 6,500-square-feet of chest high vegetation from property. Students also planted eight fruit trees to enhance the garden where seniors take produce home for meals.
SPC Hosts 100 Black Men Economic Empowerment Summit
SPC participated as the educational partner for the 2016 100 Black Men, Inc. Economic Empowerment Summit February 27 at the Watson Fine Arts Center. The summit featured sessions in education, financial literacy, STEM careers and workforce development for 100 guests ages 18-24. SPC faculty and staff led a session on STEM careers. Event partners included Wells Fargo Bank, Collegiate 100 of SPC, San Antonio Housing Authority Wheatley Choice Neighborhoods, Urban Strategies and Our Lady of the Lake University.
SPC Unveils Bimbo Good Neighbor Project
On March 4, SPC celebrated upgrades to the only Child Development Center accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children within the San Antonio 78203 zip code with a ribbon cutting ceremony. In June, SPC became a Bimbo Good Neighbor Project award recipient of $8,344 from neighboring Bimbo Bakery. Those funds implemented installation of gardening and exercise areas. The U.S. Division of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo, one of the world’s larger baking companies, funded the upgrade.
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