SAHA EDUCATION FOUNDATION PROGRAMS
Just as the San Antonio Housing Authority encourages strong families by offering programs guiding adults toward self-sufficiency, programs like the SAHA Education Foundation encourage children, whose families participate in our programs, to build their own futures.
SAHA Education Foundation's two primary programs – perfect attendance and college scholarships – strengthen families by encouraging children to consistently attend school and pursue a college education.
The perfect attendance program helps set the foundation for early success by rewarding children with $25 for each half-year of perfect attendance verified by the child’s school. In 2009, 122 students were rewarded with perfect attendance financial incentives. Since this program’s inception, EIF has awarded a total of $62,490 to 1,545 youth for perfect attendance.
The rising cost of higher education makes it challenging for many people to attend college. That’s why SAHA provides up to $1,500-a-year renewable scholarships to students who have shown strong academic, social and extracurricular success. Thirty-five students received scholarships totaling $52,500 in 2009. Since 1998, the program has awarded 314 students with scholarships totaling $471,000.
The REACH Awards and scholarships are funded by donations from local businesses, individuals, and organizations.
SAHA Education Foundation supporters are among the many partners who generously help SAHA achieve its mission in an economy devastated by federal budget cuts and downsizing. Our partners reach out to our residents, providing education, job training, childcare, literacy classes, and many other supportive programs and services.