Originally published in Restore Education’s newsletter for January 2019.

Dear Friends & Partners:

We hope that your 2019 is off to a great start! We are seeing twice as many students starting their New Year off on the right foot by choosing to advance their education.

Thank you to each of you who helped make these new beginnings possible by contributing to our year-end matching challenge. We’re pleased to report that you helped us to surpass our $10,000 goal!

Additionally, we’ve kicked off the year as a featured nonprofit at Cherrity Bar. Stop by this family-friendly philanthropic spot between today and Jan 31 to vote for us, or attend one of our events to help make college and careers possible for our newest students.

Beyond serving more students, we are thrilled to share with you that this year, as our graduates successfully transition to college, they will have even more support. We’re ramping our college support services thanks to a new partnership with the Greater Texas Foundation and Jobs for the Future.

We thank you for your support and look forward to continuing our partnership through 2019!

Kelli G. Rhodes, Executive Director

From GEDs to College Graduates

Each year, more than 90% of Restore Education graduates are the first in their families to attend college! Many of these students had never even imagined themselves as college graduates, before turning to Restore. In addition to strong college preparation, on-going support throughout their degree allows them to reach their potential and makes college graduation possible.

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to a new grant through The Greater Texas Foundation and Jobs for the Future, we will be enhancing our partnership with the Alamo Colleges to offer additional, personalized support for our students as they continue in college.

“Greater Texas Foundation’s vision is for all Texas students to have equal opportunity to access and succeed in postsecondary education,” said Sue McMillin, President and CEO of the Greater Texas Foundation. She continued, “That includes students who do not follow the traditional timeline to complete high school. We know that a clear path forward and robust support are critical for students to complete a postsecondary credential with market value. We are excited to partner with Jobs for the Future, who will be an invaluable guiding partner for the organizations engaged in this important work.”

You can read more about the partnership here.

Cherrity Bar

Have you checked out the Cherrity Bar yet? This San Antonio bar and Ramen restaurant is giving 100% of all profits back to local charities. Restore Education has been selected as one of three featured charities eligible to share in January’s profits. Cheer on our board members and volunteers at the Spelling Showdown, meet our emerging leaders at the Auxiliary Board Social on Thursday, or stop by before Jan. 31 to vote for us!

San Antonio Spelling Showdown

Thursday, January 31, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St.

Come out and cheer on your favorite team, enjoy our signature cocktail, music and fun, while supporting workforce development and education in San Antonio!

Auxiliary Board Social

Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St.

Get to know us and join emerging leaders for conversations on high school equivalency, college, and career readiness.

The auxiliary board is made up of emerging leaders and professionals who support Restore Education’s mission and make a difference in the lives of our students. Members work together to increase awareness and support for Restore Education’s programs throughout the San Antonio area.