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Communities in Schools

Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Thanks to a two-year, $1 million grant from AT&T, local nonprofit Communities In Schools is giving five San Antonio high schools additional support to help keep kids in school.

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A discussion Feb. 21 with experts on the state of education in San Antonio, with an eye to supporting children at risk of dropping out of school.

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For more than 20 years, Communities in Schools of San Antonio has operated a federally-funded program called Upward Bound at South San Antonio High School. Upward Bound’s aim is to help prepare students from low-income families for college and support them once they’re there.

But this summer Communities in Schools received bad news: The U.S. Department of Education would not be renewing the five year, $400,000 grant that supported the program.