Event provides college information to families in theEdgewood community


At the College Rocks! Fair, hundreds of students will visit with college representatives; meet with early college programs staff; participate in campus tours; attend breakout sessions on “kid’s college,” financial aid for high schoolers and college prep for middle schoolers; and search for college information online.


Saturday, October 11, 2008 • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Brief remarks from program leadership from the stage at 11:30


Our Lady of the Lake University , University Wellness and Activities Center


The promise of access to college and to educational technology has not been fulfilled for low-income Hispanic students, particularly first-generation college students and their families. In Edgewood, only 13 percent of high school graduates enroll in a four-year
Texas college.

At this event, IDRA is introducing the second phase of its Technology Enhanced Community Neighborhood Organizations (TECNO 2.0) project through four TECNO college resource centers for first-generation Hispanic students and their families in the Edgewood community.

The four centers will provide community-based college access and computer support to high school students and their families. The four centers are Benitia Family Center , Edgewood Family Network, YWCA Castroville Road and the Westside YMCA. THey will be fully operational for TECNO 2.0 on November 3.

Also as partners, Our Lady of the Lake University , San Antonio College and Northwest Vista College will assist in staffing the centers as mentors.


Fair participants: Several hundred Edgewood high school students and family members

TECNO 2.0 (Technology-Enhanced Community Neighborhood Organizations) is a project of IDRA and is funded by the TG Public Benefit Program and JP Morgan Chase.


Students and families at computers and talking with college representatives

Media Contact: Christie L. Goodman, APR, at IDRA, 210-444-1710; christie.goodman@idra.org

For more information about the project or the centers, contact Leticia Rodríguez, Ed.M. at IDRA, 210-444-1710; leticia.rodriguez@idra.org.