Center of Excellence for Science Receives Grant to Support Summer Programs

August 26, 2021

The San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), in collaboration with the St. Philip’s College Center of Excellence for Science, was awarded the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. 

The Nita M. Lowey program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. 

These learning centers aim to helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs, and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

The grant will provide the SPC Center of Excellence for Science up to $236,429 in funding over five years to provide out-of-school time learning through the Science and Math Summer Academy (SAMSA) and the Space Robotics summer programs for 100 SAISD youth annually.

The Center of Excellence for Science shares a 45,000 square facility with the Center of Excellence for Mathematics at the Southwest Campus of St. Philip’s College.  The facility is a learning center offering both formal and informal STEM education to its college students, educators, and community. 

To learn more about programs available at the St. Philip’s College Center of Excellence for Science, click here

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