Restore Education is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals, their families, and our community through education. We believe that education should be free, flexible, and available for all who are willing to work hard to achieve their dreams. We offer a continuum of services from basic literacy and English language learning to high school equivalency, career training, and college support. Our objective is to restore the potential of students who have lost connection with traditional education and put them on individualized and supported pathways to life-sustaining careers. In all we do, we strive to provide the most effective education pathway for each student to achieve their goals and realize their full potential.


Our mission is to restore individuals’ potential for success on their path to college and career through the transformative power of education.


We will lead by designing innovative education solutions to create a stronger community, so that all students will be empowered to achieve the future they deserve.


Postsecondary success is for everyone – Flexible pathways lead to success for each student – Personal transformation is the key to college persistence.


In 1997, our founding staff began working with inner-city high school students to create unique pathways to college. Restore Education officially began in 2008 as the educational outreach branch of a local church, through a partnership grant with the Texas Education Agency. In 2012, we became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Since 2008, student demand for our no-cost education services has skyrocketed. Currently, we have 14 partner satellite sites throughout San Antonio and are rapidly expanding to meet robust student demand for our no-cost services.

Why shouldn’t a student go forward to college and position their family to benefit from the opportunities that are afforded anyone who is willing to work as hard as they are? Restore Education exists to give students the very best chance on that pathway to achieve their dream. We believe they deserve partners in the community to open these doors, walk them through, and make sure they don’t walk out until they are in a cap and gown.

John F. Rhodes, Founder of Restore Education