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Express News Editorial Board Trumpets QUEST Success

After the release of the “Escalating Gains” report announced the impact QUEST has on helping those in poverty reach the middle class, the Editorial Board of the Express News took notice. The Express News Editorial Board agreed with the study’s characterization of QUEST as “an excellent local economic development strategy.” Click here to read what […]

Data shows fewer people living in poverty in SA-New Braunfels area

Originally published by KSAT12 News There are now fewer people living in poverty in the San Antonio-New Braunfels area, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released on Friday. The numbers show a 2.1 percent drop, which means a decline of nearly 39,000 people out of poverty. City budget approval increases funding for workforce development program City […]

QUEST wins 6 Million for IT Training

Originally published in My San Antonio by Lynn Brezosky Project QUEST said Wednesday it has won a $6 million federal grant to help the nonprofit train some of the region’s long-term unemployed for well-paying jobs in information technology. “Project QUEST is thrilled to receive this grant and we are ready to implement it,” Sister Pearl Ceasar, executive […]

Labor Department awards IT job-training funds to Project QUEST

Originally published in San Antonio Business Journals by James Aldridge San Antonio’s Project QUEST has been awarded a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that will help more low-income residents get the training they need to fill jobs in information technology. Project QUEST collaborated with the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, Communities […]

Congressman Doggett On QUEST (0:48 – 3:00)

Originally aired on Texas Public Radio by Paul Flahive U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin/San Antonio) was in San Antonio marking the announcement of $6 million in new funding for Project QUEST, a program that provides occupational training and education enhancement for San Antonio residents. The district 35 representative stopped by the studio to update us on […]

New Vision for Project QUEST

Trying and difficult circumstances, namely the closing of San Antonio’s Levi Strauss plant, inspired the visionary leadership that created Project Quest more than 21 years ago. Different, but equally challenging circumstances, have led to redefining that vision that will carry Quest forward stronger than ever for the next 20 or more years. Quest, a nationally-awarded […]

Project QUEST a worthy investment for city

Originally published in My San Antonio by O. Ricardo Pimentel I wish the San Antonio City Council could have heard her speech. Amira Dadzie came from Ghana to the United States in 2002 with her husband Steven and two children. She worked for a time as a certified nurse’s aide but had bigger dreams. So […]

Jobs Going Begging in Some Fields

Originally published in CNN by Sheila Maguire NEW YORK (CNN) — As President-elect Barack Obama plans for his administration, the economy tops his list of priorities. The Dow has been down, unemployment rates are soaring, and companies announce more layoffs each week. It may come as a surprise, then, that some employers are desperately searching […]