Be the Change

It takes the entire community to change conditions for the educational success of our children. Whether you’re a parent, family member, community or business leader, or someone passionate about San Antonio’s Eastside, you can be a difference maker. Your neighborhood needs you.

Here’s a few ways to get involved with Eastside Promise Neighborhood!

Early Education Committee

With a strong interest in making sure that neighborhood children have the rich educational experiences that lead to Kinder readiness, this group provides guidance and direction for EPN’s early education strategies. Want to get involved? Contact Judy Ratlief at


Out-of-School Time Committee

Research shows that extending classroom hours during the school year and reducing summer learning loss help children and youth reach their educational milestones. This group helps determine EPN’s work with these important strategies? Sound interesting? Contact Liz Arevalo at


PaCT Health and Wellness Committee

Lets Be Healthy Together!  The main goal is to support the emotional health of students, develop health literacy, and empower students to access physical fitness programs and make decisions that promote the health and well being of themselves and others. We want to make sure every child is healthy and safe so he or she can achieve at the highest levels at school. Want to be a health advocate? Want to attend our next committee meeting? Contact Noemi G. Villarreal at 


Community Initiatives

Nothing creates a stronger community than neighbors supporting neighbors. Share your talents with other passionate residents who want to see the Eastside thrive and grow. EPN helps promote all kinds of great things in our neighborhood, including community events and opportunities to strengthen children and families. Got an interest in building a stronger Eastside? Contact Patrice Hargrove at