San Antonio Register (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1992 Page: 4 of 12
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graduate of Sam Houston
High School. She is listed in
Who's Who Among
\meiican High School
Ditiu attends the
University of Houston in
Houston, Texas where she is
maiornii! in Biolog> Her
c.ueer goal is to become a
practicing Pediatrician and
her personal goal is to be the
host positive role model for
the youth of today.
Dietra is an avid sports
person. 1 his is demonstrated
In hot love of basketball,
bowling, baseball, bicycling
and watching sports on
television. Her other interests
include going to the movies
and exercise through walking.
Her coordinator is Van
Courtlandt Wife, Mrs.
Kei Shay Lortete Tones is
the d tughter of Mr. and Mrs.
I.airy Tones. She is an honor
graduate ot Providence High
School where she graduated
hi the top of her Senior Class.
Kei Shay is the recipient of
inimeious awards and they
ire: National Merit
Commended Award, National
Honor Society, Texas
Achievement Honors Award
Award Scholarship (Xavier
University). SOAR 1 Summer
Youth Program Scholarship
and the National Baptist
Kei Shay is a member of
the Youth United Against
Drugs and Gangs, Howard
Hughs Bio-Medical Corp.,
Xavier University Gospel
Choir. Future Medical
Careers Club and the Black
Kei Shay is a Biology/Pre-
Medicine student.at Xavier
University, in New Orleans,
Louisiana. Upon graduation
from Medical School, she
plans to become a practicing
Pediatrician or Neonatologist.
Her life goal is to help as
children as possible to live
the healthiest of lives and
receive the best medical care.
Her coordinator is Van
Courtlandt Wife, Mrs. Betty
Kea Westbrook is the
daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Robert Westbrook. She
graduated with honors from
Winston Churchill High
School. Kea was Junior Class
President and Senior Class
Vice President. She was also
a member of Jack and Jill,
Inc. and the Leo Club. She is
very active in Youth
Kea attends Xavier
University in New Orleans,
Louisiana where she is
majoring in Marketing. She
plans to further her studies in
Law School to become a
Kea spends her leisure time
participating in various sports
such as golf, tennis, track,
and basketball. When she is
not involved in sports,
reading takes up the rest of
Her coordinator is Van
Courtlandt Wife, Mrs. Brenda
Robin Laverne Wilson is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Wilson. She is a
graduate of J[udson High
School where she received
the Texas Achievement
Presently she attends the
University of Texas in
Austin. Robin is majoring in
Advertising and Film. Her
career goal is to build and
operate a Black Multi-media
corporation to represent
Blacks and Hispanics in a
positive manner and to allow
more freedom of expression.
Robin is a member of the
Innervisions Gospel Choir at
the University and the GEM
Robin enjoys drama,
poetry, writing and
photography in her leisure
Her coordinator is Van
to the Editor
There are many things said in the
media today about how difficult and
people relationships are...lack of
leadership, no support for each other,
no consensus, and no growth. There
have been many questions asked
about who is going to help the
African-American communities rise
above communities of poverty, teen
pregnancy, increasing school drop-
out rates, gang banging,
unemployment, and getting off
welfare. Blame has been place on
this entity, this person, and that
person, racial discrimination, and so
There is a mindset that all African-
Americans look and act alike and
that they all now each other (ha ha).
At this time, I would like to share a
positive note with San Antonio.
During the summer of 1092, directly
as a result of the L. A. riots. Congress
and the President voted to allocate
additional JTPAII-B funds to needy
cities. San Antonio received an
additional 4.6 million dollars.
Due to this effort, double the number
of people were working, juvenile
crime decreased, retail store sales
increased, children paid adult bills,
parents were happy, young people
were proud, etc.
New school clothes were purchased,
new hairdos popped up, new shoes,
a new attitude and increased self
esteem,a s well an an uplifting
experience in the workplace.
Drop-outs went back to school and/
or GED's were obtained.
I saw the San Antonio Works Board
at its best. City staff worked
diligently to make the San Antonio
Service Delivery Area the best in the
country by implementing a strategy
that gave the funds out to a broad
community of service providers,
enabling service to be truly city and
But more important than that, I
saw an African-American agency
located in east San Antonio become
a knight in shining armor. This
agency took on a major task—
overseeing their own increased
operation along with three other
agencies, two being rookies.
That agency was Bexar County
Opportunities Opportunity and
Industrialization Center (BCOIC).
BCOIC singlehandedly leapt tall
buildings in a single bound, they
formalized a partnership with three
agencies that were not initially funded
for the I1B Summer Youth Program,
but all three agencies—Project Free,
The George Gervin Youth Center,
and Texas Teenage Crime
BCOIC ' provided technical
assistance, supplies, materials,
leadership, a listening ear, direction,
and a level of professionalism that
made me proud. The BCOIC staff
made things happen.
By doing so, over 500more African-
American and Hispanic young people
that were hardest to serve and who
were considered more at risk were
employed during the summer of
I am proud to say that I was an eye
witness to the beauty of community
partnerships. For this, with great
personal joy, a special and sincere
thanks to two great African-
American men, Mr. Marvin Kennedy
and Mr. Belvin Stewart.
Barbara Gervin Hawkins
Executive Director, George Gervin
Brady Green to
offer seminar on
The changing seasons often means
added suffering for arthritis sufferers.
The Brady Green Community Health
Center will offer a seminar,
"Arthritis: Preparing for the
Changing Seasons"on Nov. 12, from
2-3 p. m.
The lecture will be held at the New
Lecture Hall on the third floor of the
Dr. Agustin Escalante. assistant
professor of medicine at UTHSC
and Michele Mingrone, OTR.
occupational therapy supervisor at
Brady Green, will discuss the
challenges arthritis sufferers face
with the changing of seasons.
Other topics include proven and
unproven remedies, as well as the
role of specially designed equipment
which helps make life with arthritis
The seminar is free and open to the
public, and reservations may be made
by calling 270-3788.
The Altrusa Social Club held its
October meeting in the home of Mrs.
After conducting regular business
of the club, the meeting was turned
over to chairlady Dottie Issacs for
the election of officers.
The club voted to retain the officers
from this year.
Plans were also made for the
upcoming Christmas Gala. *
Husbands and dates were invited to
the chit-chat hour in which the
members enjoyed a delicious buffet
prepared by the hostess.
The next club meeting will be held
in the home of Mrs. Clara Ricks.
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Glosson, Edwin. San Antonio Register (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 61, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 5, 1992, newspaper, November 5, 1992; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth399958/m1/4/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.