Thursday, March 27, 2008

How City Year San Antonio helps our community

Yesterday, I took part in the Computer Solutions Golf Classic. The 120-plus player tourney was held at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort with the proceeds designated to support City Year San Antonio. During the day, I got to meet some of the college students who have given a year of their lives to work with elementary and middle school students who live on the East Side of San Antonio.

It was refreshing to meet such committed people, who want to work within a community to help students in troubled homes get ahead academically. Thanks to Computer Solutions and their tech vendor community, the tourney raised over $15,000 for City Year. Much of those proceeds will help City Year pay the salaries of the college kids I met. Each of them makes $600 a month which include rent, transportation and other expenses.

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