April 30, 2015
St. Philip's College News
SPC Students Build Furniture for Children's Library
The dedication ceremony of the San Antonio Housing Authority-operated Riverside Apartments community children's library was enhanced with the presentation of three bookcases and three child-sized picnic tables created by SPC Construction Learned Trades student organization members. The SPC degree and certificate candidates are working with the authority on a semester-long weekend and evening project to build bookcases and tables for several center properties.
SPC students collaborate with SAHA to create an environment for elementary-age students to gather for after-school reading with their parents without having to leave their housing areas. Student Engagement Grant recipient Ernest Patino and Applied Science and Technology dean Christopher Beardsall attended the March 27 ceremony.
SPC Participates in César Chavez March for Justice
On March 28, SPC promoted education as participants in the 2015 City of San Antonio César Chávez March for Justice. Led this year by members of the SPC Future United Latino Leaders for Change student organization, 40 SPC students and faculty members participated in the march honoring the ideals of the civil rights leader. SPC student body interest in Chávez increased when Student Government Association leaders organized the college's first formal participation of 20 students in the city’s 2014 march.
SPC students and employees marched along the route from the intersection of Guadalupe St. and Brazos St. to the Alamo. The event co-organized by members of the César Chávez Legacy and Educational Foundation and the YES WE Can Campaign aspired to raise 15,000 pounds of food for San Antonio Food Bank patrons.
SPC VITA Program Provides Tax Help
As of April 1, SPC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance preparation site students have served 3,346 clients. Eight St. Philip’s College degree candidates processed nearly $7.3 million in refunds for a college-record 3,620 local clients through the college’s 2014 income tax preparation service. SPC scholars under SPC faculty leadership operate the nation's 14th most productive volunteer income tax preparing site, and SPC faculty operate the city’s primary training site for hundreds of new or experienced volunteer income tax preparers. The free service continues through April 15 in the SPC Bowden Building.
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