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City of San Antonio, Alamo Colleges and Promise Zone Partners Host the Kick-Off of the “Promise Zone to Work” Initiative

City of San Antonio, Alamo Colleges and Promise Zone Partners Host the Kick-Off of the “Promise Zone to Work” Initiative

WHAT:  “Promise Zone to Work” Community Kick-Off Event

WHO: -Mayor Ivy R. Taylor

-District 2 Councilman Alan E. Warrick II

-District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran

-Dr. Mike Etienne, Promise Zone Director

-Dr. Bruce Leslie, Alamo Colleges President

-Dr. Adena Loston, St. Philip’s College President

-Dr. Federico Zaragoza, Vice Chancellor of Economic & Workforce Development, Alamo Colleges

WHEN:         10 a.m., Saturday, June6, 2015

WHERE:       Barbara Jordan Center

2804 E. Commerce St.

WHY:             The City of San Antonio and Promise Zone partners invite media and all East side residents for a community event communicating the benefits of the “Promise Zone to Work” initiative that will provide free trainingin trades like manufacturing, certified nursing assistants, construction, welding, heavy equipment operators, IT/computer technology and career readiness to residents in this area. Food and soft drinks will be provided. Orientations for the job training programs began June 2 and will extend until July 31.


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