Mobile GO Celebrates 10 Years Of Bringing College to the Community

November 28, 2018

Kay Hendricks

Today at Brentwood Middle School (Edgewood ISD), the Alamo Colleges District joined Brentwood students and Edgewood ISD partners to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the district’s Mobile GO Center, an innovative one-stop enrollment center on wheels that brings information and access to college to local K-12 schools and community organizations.

ACD Administrators with Edgewood ISD students


The Mobile GO Center is a 43-foot, air-conditioned and heated, generator-operated trailer. Housed inside are 20 laptops and printers, with Wi-Fi access. The center is ADA compliant and has wheelchair lift capabilities. Over the past decade, more than 50,000 community members have benefitted from the services provided by the Mobile GO Center.

“The anniversary of our Mobile GO Center is a celebration of mobility and access,” said Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores. “The Mobile Go is one of the many solutions we have in place to increase awareness of opportunities at our colleges. It meets people where they are, and informs and educates parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and students so that they are ready to take the first step on their path to higher education—the first step toward social and economic mobility,” he added.

 

[Mobile GO] meets people where they are, and informs and educates parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and students so that they are ready to take the first step... the first step toward social and economic mobility.

Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores

 

Joining Flores for the celebration were Edgewood ISD Superintendent Dr. Eduardo Hernandez, Brentwood Principal Eva Reyna and Dr. Adelina Silva, Alamo College’s vice chancellor for student success, whose department operates the Mobile Go Center.

Left to Right: Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores, Vice Chancellor for Student Success Adelina Silva, Edgewood ISD Superintendent Eduardo Hernandez, Brentwood Middle School Principal Eva Reyna and Alamo Colleges’ Director of Student Access and Support Services Margaret Quintanilla
Left to Right: Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores, Vice Chancellor for Student Success Adelina Silva, Edgewood ISD Superintendent Eduardo Hernandez, Brentwood Middle School Principal Eva Reyna and Alamo Colleges’ Director of District-wide Student Onboarding Margaret Quintanilla

The Mobile GO Center serves as an informational hub that provides personalized assistance for students and their families. They can learn how to prepare for college, apply for admission and explore financial aid opportunities. Services provided include: ApplyTexas processing, AlamoENROLL module sessions, free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshops, college awareness and career exploration presentations, college preparation and information on Alamo Colleges’ AlamoINSTITUTES. Presentations are provided in English and Spanish. The Mobile GO Center is available free of charge to schools and organizations in the Alamo Colleges’ service area, which encompasses Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr and Wilson counties. It also participates in events at the five Alamo Colleges and their off-site locations.

The current Mobile GO Center is the second for the Alamo Colleges. The first center, which began operation in 2008, was funded by a $137,370 Texas Pioneer Foundation grant. The current center was also funded by the foundation with a $127,929 grant.

At the Alamo Colleges District, high-quality education and affordable costs provide exceptional value to students and alumni who are major contributors to the economy and culture of our community. For more information, go to alamo.edu.

Learn more about Mobile GO View the Mobile GO Facebook Photo Gallery