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UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives assists with Project Stuff the Bus

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(Aug. 3, 2011)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will assist with the 18th annual Project Stuff the Bus. The citywide school supplies drive sponsored by Communities In Schools-San Antonio (CIS-SA) and benefiting San Antonio's youth will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5 with drop-off sites at selected area H-E-B. stores.

While local volunteers and community leaders are "stuffing" yellow school buses with school supplies, UTSA also will help the community get ready for college. The Office of P-20 Initiatives will take the UTSA Mobile Go Center to the H-E-B store at 9900 Wurzbach Rd. at Interstate 10 West.

The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives and H-E-B continue to partner to support college-bound South Texans by providing access to the UTSA mobile computer lab and one-stop source of college knowledge. The Mobile Go Center will be staffed by UTSA representatives to help students and their families research colleges, prepare applications for admission and answer questions about financial aid forms.

CIS-SA reports that every year, too many San Antonio school children start the school year without the tools they need to succeed -- simple school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, crayons and more.

"We are pleased to partner with Communities In Schools, H.E.B. and our community to help students get ready for school and help students get ready for college," said Belinda Saldana, UTSA director of community outreach in the Office of P-20 Initiatives. "We invite the UTSA and San Antonio communities to contribute to this school supplies drive."

To learn more about the Mobile Go Center, contact Darrell Balderrama at 210-458-2769.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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