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Michelle Pope

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Texas State, local education partners, receive $50K grant

Texas State and its education partners in San Marcos have received a $50,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to publicize the college option for grade school students.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

July proclaimed Early Literacy Month in San Marcos

July was proclaimed "Early Literacy Month" by the City of San Marcos in recognition and support of the organizations that have initiated a book drive to collect books for 1,700 area children.

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Texas State, SOAR launch book drive

The Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State is sponsoring an the Early Readers Become Leaders book drive in cooperation with Seeking Opportunities Achieving Results (SOAR). The drive will take place in July.

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Texas State runs camp for public housing children

Texas State is running a camp this week to introduce children living in San Marcos Housing Authority residences to the college experience. The camp is run through a partnership between Ameri-Corps and the Center for P-16 Initiatives...

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Youth Council seeks school supplies

The Greater San Marcos Youth Council is seeking donations of school supplies for needy families. The deadline for donations is Aug. 14. The supplies can be dropped off 8 a.m.- 5p.m. Monday through Friday at the Texas...

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

July named early literacy month

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz recently issued a proclamation naming July as "Early Literacy Month," in support of the "Success by 6" (SB6) initiative and book drive.