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Live Work Unit Accelorator

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ text_text_color=”#3daf2c” text_line_height=”1.8em” animation_direction=”left”]Launched in spring 2014, the Live-Work Unit Accelerator Program provided low-to- moderate-income (60% or below area median) westside business entrepreneurs who live where they work with an opportunity to start-up and/or grow their business with low overhead while receiving technical support. This SBA Accelerator Award winning program helped to revitalize the neighborhood by enabling participants to reside in affordable housing while running a business in the same space. Each program participant was provided with start-up education (if needed), technical assistance, business education including financial and human resources, mentorship, access to capital, financial literacy and credit counseling, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.90″ background_color=”#3daf2c”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Our Mission Area” _builder_version=”3.0.85″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.95″ text_text_color=”#ffffff” text_line_height=”1.8em” animation_direction=”left”]Each program participant is provided with start-up education (if needed), technical assistance, westside business education including financial and human resources, mentorship, access to capital, financial literacy and credit counseling, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Each program participant is connected with a variety of additional sources to grow their business and receive technical assistance which is tailored to their specific business.
[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_color=”#00609c”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.106″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.106″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ text_font=”||||||||” header_font=”||||||||” background_layout=”dark”]The Westside Development Corporation honors and congratulates three successful women entrepreneurs of the Westside of San Antonio that reside in the live-work units at the Gardens at San Juan! Each of the women recently received prestigious awards for their success and hard work:[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.10″][et_pb_column type=”1_3″ _builder_version=”3.0.106″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ text_font=”||||||||” background_layout=”dark”]

Elsa Fernandez, founder and owner of Eye Candy Boutique – 2018 Retailer of the Year, Fashion Award

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Lika Torline, founder and owner of In the Weeds Natural Skin Care – National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

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Christian Reed-Ogba, CEO/founder BethanyEast PR, LLC – New York Life, San Antonio Woman of the Year Award

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La Printeria

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.90″ text_text_color=”#3daf2c” text_line_height=”1.8em” animation_direction=”left”]Founder and Executive Director of La Printeria, Harvey Mireles
La Printeria, which opened in 2016, is a 3,000 square-foot collaborative state-of- the-art fine art print shop facility that sits within Alamo Colleges Westside Education and Training Center (WETC) in the Edgewood area of the WDC Empowerment Zone. It came to fruition through the efforts of the WDC, Alamo Colleges WETC, La Printeria’s founder and local community planning, partnerships and seed funding. La Printeria and WDC link business practicum, skills training and higher education programming through fine arts to help local artists earn a better living from their unique cultural art, improve their economic mobility, and provide them with empowerment through technical skills training. La Printeria operates as a social enterprise, providing holistic services that serve entrepreneur artists, and offers programming for at-risk youth, early high school college credits for the Edgewood Independent School District (EISD) and continuing education adult learning fine art certifications.
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San Antonio Motion Picture Academy

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The San Antonio Motion Picture Academy is a program of Alamo Colleges Westside Education and Training Center (WETC) and the City of San Antonio Westside Development Corporation (WDC) as its financial sponsor while SAMPA achieves its non-profit 501 (c)(3) status.
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