Here to support even afterGraduation

Our vision at the SAISD Foundation is that every student and teacher thrives in SAISD public schools.

We fund a number of programs that support students in reaching their workforce and college goals after they leave our schools. 


Postsecondary Navigators

SAISD graduating seniors and recent graduates have access to Postsecondary Navigators who help young alumni through all the steps in the college enrollment process throughout the year. They also advise and help when students transfer schools. If college is not part of your plan, Postsecondary Navigators help you connect to workforce or military programs.

Remote Mentor and Mentee

SAISD Workforce Resources

The SAISD College & Career Navigation in the Adult & Community Education Department center provides a wide array of services for all including industry-recognized certifications, Utilizing their partnerships with ProjectQuest, SA Ready to work and Alamo Workforce Solutions, this team can support referrals to workforce training and skill-building.

Dorm Room Giveaway

The SAISD Foundation will provide you with the essentials every college-bound student needs for living in the dorm including items like a bed in a bag, towels, laundry soap, a pillow, a shower caddy, etc. The event will take place in July 2024. Students must plan to live in a dorm to be eligible for the giveaway, it does not matter if the dorm is located in or outside of San Antonio.

Emergency Gap Recipients

Emergency Gap Funding

For students already enrolled in college, emergency gap awards might include replacing a computer, buying equipment that other students in the program already have, or booking a flight home from an out-of-state college/university for the holidays to see family. For students not yet in college, we help pay for housing deposits, enrollment, and orientation fees that are required before their financial aid package kicks in.

Patty Carvajal: Sam Houston, Highlands, Cooper, Travis ECHS, Lanier |

Anna Nieto: Edison, Fox Tech, ALA, Jefferson |

Leticia Perales: Brackenridge, St. Phillips ECHS, Healy Murphy, YMLA |

Cynthia Cardenas: Burbank, CAST Tech, CAST Med, YWLA |

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College Ambassadors

We launched this program for the 2023-2024 school year to create a sense of belonging for new SAISD college students through on-campus connections with current college students who are SAISD alumni.

Young Alumni Update

Jennifer Fuentes | Lanier High School, ’18

My dedicated SAISD educators served as my compass. They offered direction and guidance on a path of academic and lifelong success.

Santiago Hernandez | Jefferson High School, ’21

We feel education gave us a huge advantage in life, it helped us succeed in our careers, so we want to give students that opportunity.

Santiago Hernandez | Jefferson High School, ’21

It’s important to stay connected, if you went to SAISD schools; to be a mentor, contribute in any way you can so we can help students and families that are attending now, I think it is our responsibility and duty to do that.

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