A study of the San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP): family, school, and community
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This study explores how the San Antonio Education Partnership (SAEP) as a collaborative partnership operates, and ascertains what are main ingredients of its success. The success of this partnership lends itself to multi-layered support given by its various components to the student which include (1) The student’s family (2) The participating educational institutions and foundations (3) The resources provided by the government and business community. The research attempts to uncover whether the success of Hispanic and African-American students who are currently enrolled in San Antonio Education Program, was based primarily on external factors, internal factors, or both. It will also attempt to determine the primary reasons why these students enrolled into the SAEP program, and to what extent their participation in the program impacted their decision to attend college. The research for this study was conducted during the month of July, 2006. Of the forty-two students who participated in this research project, thirty were Hispanic and the other twelve students were of African-American descent.