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Alamo Colleges District Expands Reach with Acquisition of Eastside Education and Training Center

The Alamo Colleges District proudly announces its recent acquisition of the Eastside Education and Training Center located at 4551 Dietrich Road. The former elementary school, previously leased by the San Antonio Independent School District since Fall 2016, is now officially under the ownership of the Alamo Colleges District, with the purchase completed at a cost of $4 million. The project received partial funding from a $1.5 million federal Economic Development Administration grant.

“This strategic acquisition sets the stage for a significant investment to enhance the facility and better serve the community,” stated Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges District Chancellor. “This financial commitment underscores the Alamo Colleges District dedication to creating a state-of-the-art learning environment that meets the evolving needs of students and the community.”

Following the purchase, the Alamo Colleges District is planning to make a substantial additional investment of at least $17.7 million into upgrades for the Eastside Education and Training Center.

Established through a collaborative partnership between the Alamo Colleges District, SAISD, and the Eastside Promise Zone of the City of San Antonio, the Eastside Education and Training Center is a centralized hub that provides community members with the resources and support needed to succeed. The facility offers various programs designed to advance educational and career goals, incorporating wraparound services and on-site partners dedicated to addressing any barriers to success.

Alamo Colleges District’s Education and Training Centers serve as one-stop centers meeting community workforce training needs, providing expanded college, technical, and academic options for students across the eight counties the Alamo Colleges District serves. Since 2018, these centers, with the support of numerous community partners, have assisted 35,000 students and community members. Services include training in high-wage, high-demand industries, adult literacy education, GED preparation and testing, and skills for small businesses. Additionally, they serve as on-ramps to Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, Palo Alto College, and Northeast Lakeview College.

Currently, the Alamo Colleges District operates eight education and training centers, with one under construction.

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