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Westside Youth Find Hope In Scouting And American Sunrise
Boy Scouts of America and Cisneros’ Communities Venture, American Sunrise Learning Center, Committed to Unified Focus on Youth
American Sunrise is the charter partner of the Alamo Area Council that began Cub Scout Pack 210 to serve more youth. ASLC is a nonprofit community builder organization established in 2001 by former HUD Secretary and former Mayor of San Antonio Henry G. Cisneros and his wife, the Honorable Mary Alice Cisneros, formerly a member of the San Antonio City Council.
“In the past, we did not have Boy Scouts in this part of town,” says Henry Cisneros. “Six years ago, we started Park 210 right here in American Sunrise,” continues Cisneros. “This year, the young men in Pack 210 are wearing the official Boy Scout uniform shirts for the first time thanks to support that American Sunrise received from local business women.”
“The strength of the Boy Scouts of America for so many years is its unique delivery of the Scouting program through partnerships with great charter organizations like America Sunrise, and community leaders like Henry and Mary Cisneros,” says Michael de los Santos, Scout Executive, Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Cub Scout Pack 210 is not our Cub Scout pack…it belongs to our charter partner, American Sunrise, and American Sunrise belongs to the community; therefore, it’s the community’s Cub Scout Pack,” explains Michael, “…we work in partnership…
The Cub Scout Pack 210, serving boys in first through fifth grade, was created as a fun way to build confidence in the new Scouts and help motivate them towards achievement. To learn more about how you can support Scouting and join the adventure, visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org or contact the Alamo Area Council’s Director of Field Service, Ernie Gonzalez, at 210-341-8611 Ext. 115 or by email Ernie.Gonzalez@
About the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
The Alamo Area Council, BSA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, serves a 13 county area imparting the Scouting program to over 28,500 youth and 7,500 volunteer adults in South Texas. The Boy Scouts of America continue to prepare young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training utilizing outdoor activity, citizenship, and sports fitness. For more information on the Alamo Area BSA, please visit Http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org.
About American Sunrise Learning Center
American Sunrise is a nonprofit community builder organization established in 2001 by former HUD Secretary and former Mayor of San Antonio Henry G. Cisneros and his wife, the Honorable Mary Alice Cisneros, formerly a member of the San Antonio City Council. The mission of American Sunrise is to create communities where working families find economic, and educational opportunities in the neighborhoods where they reside in order to achieve an adequate and equitable standard of living. The idea is to take a one square mile and infuse all our energy, programs, and funds into that targeted area in order to make measurable and visibly significant differences improvements. Our goal is to build the educational capacity of children through our Learning Center and the Prospect Hill 100 Scholarship Fund. The American Sunrise Learning Center (ASLC) provides free after-school tutoring, and educational programs serving K-12 high risk students. For more information, visit http://www.americansunrise-
Page Updated Last on: Oct 22, 2013