Newsletter for may

A newsletter for adult learners in the greater San Antonio area

Welcome to Upgrade!

After a couple years of planning, Upgrade is ready to begin seeing adult learners!  Adult learners interested in participating in Upgrade should visit, and click onGet Started” to fill out the online form. We will contact you within 24-48 hours. We prefer to meet with individuals by appointment due to our current small team, however, if we are unavailable, please feel free to meet with a cafécollege staff member. We are located at 131 El Paso St, San Antonio TX 78204.
A monthly newsletter will be shared with all individuals who have filled out a form in our website. Just as a reminder, we assist with:

✓Career exploration                                                                                               ✓Preparing for transfer

✓Reviewing transcripts                                                                                         ✓College applications

✓Applying for financial aid                                                                                   ✓Referrals to higher ed partners/community organizations

Upgrade in the Media

Read about us in the news! KSAT News, La Prensa, and SA Express News. The article in The Rivard Report highlights the stories of two recent Upgrade participants! Thank you to Mr. Andrew Luna and Ms. Nicole Franklin for sharing your story!
Upgrade is also on social media! Be sure to follow us!  @upgrade satx  @upgrade_satx

Meet the Team

Did you know that Upgrade is an initiative of The Graduate! Network? The Graduate! Network, TGN, focuses on supporting adult learners to and through college, and operates in partnership with higher education institutions, community organizations, and local/county economic development. TGN started its very first initiative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Due to success at this location, TGN has expanded to 21 other cities, and Upgrade is the first first program in Texas. By being apart of this program, you are joining a network of adult learners across the country!

Interested in IT?

Alamo Colleges is proud to partner with Regional Workforce Partners to offer an opportunity for qualified participants to enroll in skills training for the following occupations in IT:
● Computer Systems Analyst
● Computer Programmers
● Software Developers, Applications
● Web Developers
This is a grant-funded opportunity for qualified participants under the “America’s Promise” program. In order to qualify you must be underemployed/unemployed, have little or no college (no degree) and not currently enrolled in a degree program and be: a veteran, Promise Zone resident or from the general San Antonio community. The program provides tuition assistance. For more information, please contact Sean Attwood at with “America’s Promise” in the subject line.

Upcoming Events

May 18th 2017 Women Empowered “WE” Conference, San Antonio College-This free, one day outreach/recruitment Conference developed to provide outreach into our community: women who are considering a return to school who are often overlooked in traditional outreach efforts. Conference will provide workshops on overcoming fears and gaining confidence in order to reach personal and educational goals. Scholarships available to SAC students. Click here to register:​ ​ ​Conference Online Registration.
June 24th 8 AM-4 PM TSI Prep at cafécollege: If you are planning on going back to school, and would like to refresh your skills in Math, Reading, and Writing, make sure to register for a FREE full day TSI Prep course at cafécollege. The TSI is the college placement exam that determines what type of courses you will start with in college. Click here to register​: TSI PREP.

Helpful Resources

The San Antonio Public Library: Need help with your math, science, social studies or proofreading a paper? Professional tutors are available online from 2pm-Midnight. Tutoring is available FREE of cost- all you need is your library card. Click on “Live Homework Help.” Accessible via computer, smart phone or tablet. This website has career information by individual careers and by clusters. This website also has a career interest inventory so that you may see what careers may compliment your interests. This website offers wonderful information on local​ career trends and demand, including numbers of people currently employed in a field, how many people will be retiring, and average salaries. This includes data within a 50 mile radius.

About us: The San Antonio Education Partnership, established in 1989, operates 4 programs: Road to Success (high school based advising), cafécollege scholarship (for high school students attending our partnership high schools), cafécollege, and Upgrade. Upgrade is staffed by Micaela Ríos, program director, and Lowell Butler, college access and success advisor.

131 El Paso Street San Antonio, TX 78204


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