INCREASE COLLEGE ENROLLMENT (FTIC)
About half of San Antonio's high school graduates did not enroll in a 2- or 4-year college program upon graduation, and we know for San Antonio's economy to thrive, more progress is needed towards college enrollment. Despite an enormous citywide push to encourage more students to enroll in 2- and 4-year colleges, this number is not increasing at a fast enough rate to meet the SA2020 target of 80%. College enrollment and attainment are also influenced by factors such as college affordability, which is not unique to San Antonio. College enrollment is an important goal since 65% of U.S. jobs will require some form of postsecondary education by 2020 and nationally, only 40% of Americans ages 25-64 in 2013 held a two- or four-year degree.
Call to Action:
- Learn more about SA2020 education partners, then give your time, talent, energy, or dollars to one (or more).
- Attend and participate in school board meetings.
- Run for the school board.
- Volunteer in your child’s classroom.
- Get started on filling out your college application. Let café college help you.
- Become an advocate for early education.
- Help your child with their homework.
- Attend your child’s parent teacher conference.
- Offer a paid internship (or two or three) at your company. Find out more about SA Works and sign up.
- Become a mentor.
Updated December 2016