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American Sunrise




Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and his wife, former Councilwoman Mary Alice Cisneros founded American Sunrise in 2001.  We are a non-profit which was formed to serve as a catalyst in the revitalization of neighborhoods by providing educational and economic opportunities that improve the lives of hard working families. We service the west side of San Antonio which is an inner city neighborhood with "at risk" students.  In addition to educational training for parents, we have an After-School Learning and Literacy Center for students in K-6th grade.  We also offer college scholarships to our former students and volunteers of American Sunrise to help support their college dreams with financial assistance. 

 The American Sunrise After-School Learning and Literacy Center provides:

  • Literacy instruction
  • After-school tutoring in all core subjects - Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Computer Literacy.
  • Homework assistance
  • Certified teachers, retired teachers and student teachers focus on key elements of literacy including speaking, listening, reading and writing through direct instruction.
  • Caring and committed volunteers - all background checked
  • Mentoring through building positive relationships
  • Educational summer camp in collaboration with Texas A&M University of San Antonio
  • Healthy meals in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank

Our goal is to equip our students with the tools needed to succeed in school, graduate and pursue higher education.  The end result is a stronger San Antonio.

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