Parent Outreach and Engagement

Who we are – La Familia

The La Familia project is an innovative part of Texas A&M University–San Antonio’s overall goal to support our ASPIRE network (families and students living within the seven school districts located in South Bexar County). We want to engage our families through events on campus and throughout the ASPIRE network. Check out our events below!

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Family Saturday and K-8 Parent Engagement

Family Saturday

Family Saturday is a day for parents of high school-aged students to join us on campus and get their student(s) ready for their college journey. Families will receive a campus tour; hear about Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Support Services; speak with current students, as well as receive valuable information on the college transition.


K-8 Parent Engagement

  •         Parent Game Night

At Middle School or Elementary campuses, engage with parents and their students with College Readiness games. Games are geared to create conversations about college readiness and how to think about the college process.

  •         College Options a Parent Workshop

In this Parent Workshop, discuss with parents the College Options that exist and how to help their student discover these options. Creating a pros and cons list, researching college websites, how to navigate college tours, etc. are discussed in this workshop.

  •         Cost of Attending College and Budgeting Workshop

A workshop where parents find out how accessible paying for college is and how their students can budget for their college years. This workshop is interactive and gives an opportunity for parents to see how scholarships and grants are used to pay for college.


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Our Impact

As of March 2023, a total of 191 parents have graduated and completed this program earning their students a scholarship. La Familia program has awarded a total of $151,000 in scholarships.

Meet The Team

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Program Director


Elizabeth Alanis

Program Coordinator