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The Big Give SA 2016
Thank You to everyone who gave and helped spread the word during the 2016 Big Give SA. We're calculating all the totals right now, but know we surpassed last year's numbers. Thank you for the support!Thank You!
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Catholic Schools Students Have Successful Year on Mayor’s Fitness Council
The Archdiocese of San Antonio Student Ambassadors to the Mayor’s Fitness Council did a FANTASTIC job this academic year with their service projects.
Hope for the Future and Catholic Schools Float in Battle of Flowers Parade
Hope for the Future and the Catholic Schools Office participate in the 125th Annual Battle of Flowers Parade.
Catholic Schools Participate in Iowa Assessments
This week, Catholic K-8 schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio begin testing called the Iowa Assessments (IA), formerly the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). Learn more about the assessment and read some tips for parents to prepare students.
OLH High School Seniors Share What it Means to be a Hawk
Submitted by two seniors at Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville, Texas, they share a small glimpse into the heart and soul of their school community.
The Big Give SA - Hope for the Future
Join all of South Central Texas as the community comes together to support nonprofits and their work. Hope for the Future is participating in The Big Give SA, a 24-hour day of online giving. Donate on Tuesday, May 3 and your funds will directly impact a child's life for the better through a Catholic school education.
Happy Catholic Schools Week! — a message from the superintendent
Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Mrs. Marti West, reflects on inspiring words on how relevant Catholic school education is in today's modern world. Schools around the nation celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31 - Feb. 6.
Catholic Schools Keep Our Community Strong
During the week of January 31 – February 6, 2016, Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of San Antonio will joyously celebrate the gift of a Catholic school education with open houses, service projects, school spirit days, and special liturgies to thank parishioners, volunteers, teachers and staff.
Catholic School Students Participate in School Choice Rally in Austin
Catholic school students from San Antonio joined the nearly 700 from around the state for the 2016 National School Choice Rally in Austin. The rally was to help bring more awareness to parents and legislators about school choice and creating successful students.
Ambassador Program Provides Leadership Opportunities
The Hope for the Future Ambassador program provides Catholic School students in grades 8-12 an opportunity to learn and demonstrate their leadership abilities. Student ambassadors will attend events and represent Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
David Kauffman Concert - Tim Laudadio
Enjoy the soul soothing sounds of world-renowned musician David Kauffman as he performs at St. Francis of Assisi Church. A love offering will be taken up, with funds benefiting less fortunate children and their families who seek a Catholic School education in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
San Antonio Express-News Advertising Giveaway
San Antonio Express-News subscribers can help provide free advertising to Hope for the Future. By "voting" for our organization, a $100 credit will be provided to Hope for the Future to help advertise in 2016.
Executive and Honorary Chairs Provide Vision for Khaki & Plaid Gala
The Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming 2016 | Red Carpet Reunion is quickly becoming the largest event supporting Catholic School Education in San Antonio. This year's Executive and Honorary Chairs are setting the vision for the event to support Hope for the Future in its effort to provide tuition assistance to less fortunate families.
Record crowd at annual 5K event benefits Catholic Schools
The 9th Annual Run with a Mission 5K, held at Mission County Park #1, was blessed with a large crowd to celebrate the Catholic school community. Participants from across the area didn't mind the wet and cool weather as they stayed warm in the comfort of family and friends from Catholic schools.
Giving Garden Project Sprouts New Learning Opportunities for Students
St. John Berchmans Catholic School in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension created 10 raised garden beds to encourage education about gardening, sustainability, nutrition and healthy eating. The project was made possible through a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
2016 Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming Court Announced
Hope for the Future officially announced the 2016 Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Court nominees will help creating awareness and raise funds for Catholic school education. The Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming 2016 | Red Carpet Reunion is set for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Hope for the Future receives $400,000 gift to provide Catholic education
Catholic school supporter and alumna, Mary Jane Clark, has gifted $408,000 to the Hope for the Future endowment fund to provide tuition assistance to children from economically disadvantaged families to attend a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Clark wants her gift to help children receive a Catholic school education to provide a foundation of faith, much like it did for her.
On the Scene - Archbishop’s Medallion
Catholic Television of San Antonio's 'On the Scene' was at the recent Archbishop's Medallion reception to talk with medallion recipients about why Catholic school education and this award was so special to them.
First Bishop John W. Yanta Scholar Selected
Hope for the Future issues first Bishop John W. Yanta Scholarship. Fund was created to honor Bishop Yanta's dedication to Catholic school education. Founding donors issued a challenge to grow the fund and will match gifts up to $1,000.
Catholic Schools’ Superintendent’s Transfer Grant Available at Select Schools
Transfer grants up to $3,000 available for families with students who attended a public, charter, private or homeschool last year and want to transfer into a participating Catholic school. Space is limited.
Hope for the Future Names 2015-16 Burziks’ Brightest Scholars
Hope for the Future has selected the 2015-16 Burziks' Brightest Scholars thanks to the support of the Catherine and Francis Burzik Foundation. Twenty Catholic high school students received $5,000 scholarships and were selected based upon financial need and academic merit.
Catholic High School Graduates Count Blessings, Look Toward Future
Recent Catholic high school graduates in the Archdiocese of San Antonio celebrate their accomplishments, but are already looking toward the future. And thanks to Catholic school, it's a future full of hope.
Donor Spotlight Q&A: Circle of Hope Member, Tim Eurton
Circle of Hope Member, Tim Eurton talks with Hope for the Future about why he supports Catholic school education. Tim and his wife Lynnanne have made a difference in the lives of children and Catholic schools in San Antonio.
St. Joseph’s Society and Hope for the Future Award $22,000 in Tuition Assistance
Hope for the Future teams up with St. Joseph's Society to Award $22,000 in scholarships to incoming freshman at area Catholic High Schools.
2015 Archbishop’s Medallion Recipients
Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller recognized 10 Archbishop Medallion recipients for their dedication to their schools, parish and community. Each year one student from every Catholic high school is selected for the honor.
Family Finds Solace in Hope for the Future
Hardworking family whose two children were in Catholic school since kindergarten faced rough financial patch due to misfortunes. Mom turns to prayer and Hope for the Future answers her prayers by providing tuition assistance so both children can remain in Catholic school.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Hope for the Future Award Scholarships
A scholarship through Hope for the Future, funded by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) recently awarded two, $2,000 scholarships to eighth graders for their freshman year in Catholic high school.
Fiesta medal goes for $1,000, benefits Hope for the Future
Fiesta medal created for Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming Queen, Diana Barrios-Trevino, sells for $1,000 during 2nd Annual Lambs to Leaders Telethon, benefiting Hope for the Future.
Hope for the Future has successful Lambs to Leaders Telethon
The 2nd Annual Lambs to Leaders Telethon featured four hours of live television and collected $270,000 in the name of Catholic school education.
St. Margaret Mary Middle School Students Challenged Through Robotics
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) takes center stage at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School as robotics program expands.
Students Celebrate Women’s History Month with St. Mary’s University
Catholic school students attended Women's History Month Luncheon hosted by St. Mary's University School of Science, Engineering and Technology.
School Community Steps Up to Support St. Mary’s Catholic School in Fredericksburg
After more than 30 years of use, the school desks at St. Mary's Catholic School in Frederickburg, Texas needed to be replaced. The supportive school community came together for a "Retire a Desk" campaign and successfully purchased over 50 brand new desks for the students.
Battle of Flowers Parade will Include Catholic Schools Float
Catholic Schools and Hope for the Future will once again have an inspiring float in the Battle of Flowers parade on April 24.
Innovate, Create & Discover paves the way for STEM Contetst
The Department of Catholic Schools help the inaugural Innovate, Create and Discover competition as part of the Catholic Arts and Academic Competition (C.A.A.C.).
Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School - Spring Update
Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School in Kerrville, Texas successfully forms students who are morally sound and have a passion for learning. Read on for the latest updates from the campus seated in the beautiful hill country.
The Khaki & Plaid Gala Celebrates First King and Queen
The sounds of the song “I just can’t wait to be king” quickly faded and the room fell silent as all 1,100 guests waited in anticipation for the announcement of the 2015 Khaki & Plaid Gala Homecoming King and Queen...
Bishop John W. Yanta Scholars — Funding a Legacy
Bishop Emeritus John W. Yanta is a name many people recognize. In his 39 as a priest and 20 years as a bishop, he served as the CYO director, a founding member and executive director of Catholic Television San Antonio (CTSA), editor of Today’s Catholic, and served at many parishes blessed with a Catholic school.
Khaki and Plaid Gala largest event to support Catholic school education
The Sixth Annual Khaki & Plaid Gala, Homecoming 2015, benefiting Hope for the Future (HOPE). With a record 1,100 guests expected, the evening will be filled with local business leaders, celebrities and supporters of Catholic school education. Proceeds from the event are used to provide tuition assistance to economically disadvantaged families so they can attend a Catholic school of their choice.
High hopes for high school students
“It just isn’t enough ... thank you so much for the $1,800, but I can t cover the remaining ($6,500) cost of my daughter’s Catholic high school tuition...” These are sentiments heard by the Hope for the Future and principals’ offices all too often.This child, like many others whose family needs more assistance, ended up attending a school that was NOT the best option for her.