SAHA's Education Investment Foundation is proud to present 2016 College Graduates
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Despite suffering from chronic asthma, Kiara Brown never missed a single day of school in 12 years. This SAHA Education Investment Foundation 2016 college graduate grew up in the Assisted Housing Program with her mom since the age of 2. She has received $7,625 in scholarships from SAHA, and in May 2016, she graduated with honors from St. Mary’s University and earned a bachelor’s in English and a teaching certificate. She has also been accepted into the graduate program at the University of Houston in Victoria where she will pursue a master’s in counseling.

Since high school, Daniela Mayoral has achieved greatness in everything she does. Daniela, who resided in Public Housing since 5 years old, graduated in the top 10 percent of her graduating class at John Jay High School.
The SAHA Education Foundation 2016 college graduate, who received $7,500 from SAHA, earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and double-minored in math and computer engineering at Kettering University in Michigan.
Daniela currently works full-time as a sale application engineer at Bosch.


Education Investment Foundation

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The Education Investment Foundation (EIF) is committed to the development of educational opportunities to help break the cycle of poverty among students who reside in the subsidized properties of the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs. Our goal is to help the traditionally under-served youth of our community by providing initiatives designed to promote education and self-sufficiency and help them emerge as prepared and valued members of our community.

The foundation administers SAHA’s scholarship, perfect attendance, and A/B honor roll award programs. The EIF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) affiliate of SAHA, dedicated to helping youth who reside in public housing or HCV properties attain self-sufficiency through educational opportunities.

REACH Awards stands for "Rewarding Educational Achievement, Cultivating Hope."  REACH Awards are given to students, who are SAHA Public Housing Residents or part of the Section 8 Program, and who have demonstrated they:

Have Perfect Attendance for either the Fall or Spring Semester(s) for School Year 
Have achieved Honor Roll for the Fall or Spring Semester(s) for the Semester School Year
Resident Students are now eligible to receive up to $100 annually, based on their academic achievements.

To apply for EIF scholarships click here
REACH Awards 
click here.

Yasmin Codina
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Education Investment Foundation Advisory Committee:

  1. William Sinkin, Chairman Emeritus, Solar San Antonio (deceased)
  2. Sammy Nieto, Corporate Accounting Manager Valero Energy Corporation
  3. Rosie Castro, Director Center for Academic Transitions,  Palo Alto College
  4. Reba Malone, Principal/Consultant, Reba Malone & Associates
  5. Hilda Bustos, Sr. Communications Mgr., NALCAB
  6. Alva-Alicia Cardenas, SAHA Resident Ambassador
  7. Ashley Diaz, Administrative Analyst, UTSA Institute for Economic Development
  8. Miguel Elizondo, Principal, Lanier High School
  9. Chief Robert Ojeda, Kerrville Fire Department Retired Fire Chief of SAFD
  10. Arjun Sanga, Executive Director, UT South Texas Technology Management
  11. Allan Smith, Attorney at Law
  12. Frederick Williams, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, San Antonio College