Expanding cultural understanding to grow opportunities
for San Antonio
The UTSA Mexico Center and the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) are two programs under the Office of Community Service that focus on the future of our region. Both are under the direction of Harriett Romo, professor of sociology.
The Mexico Center, established in 2005, promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between UTSA and Mexico for research and service projects. Immigration, U.S./Mexico border issues, transnational living and policy development are some of the topics the center helps research and address. “The University of Texas at San Antonio is a gateway to South Texas and to Mexico,” says Harriett Romo. “More than 40 percent of our 30,000 students are Hispanic, and our faculty has a wide range of expertise on Mexico-related topics.”
“The University of Texas at San Antonio is a gateway to South Texas and to Mexico.”
- Harriett Romo
The Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute, which Romo founded in 2004, develops research projects and educational programs that assist youth from low-income families reach their full potential. Thanks to a $1 million contribution from the Bank of America Foundation, CAPRI also helps support students majoring in child development studies with thousands of dollars in endowed scholarships.
UTSA programs like The UTSA Mexico Center and the Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute address key needs for the well-being of our region through research and outreach. Philanthropic investment ensures such services and knowledge is available here, impacting our students, our community and our future.
Give now to support cultural and youth development opportunities to benefit our community.
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