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Carson Frame | Texas Public Radio

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is expanding its reach into San Antonio’s military community thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission.

Brenda Andrade

Over 3 million registered nurses practice in the U.S.  Of those, only 7 percent are Hispanic, despite Hispanics making up 17 percent of the population.

This disparity has highlighted the need to recruit nurses of color into nursing schools. A five-year, $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, the Science Education Partnership Award, is making it possible to reach out through media resources to teachers and students in high school and college.