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 Northside Business Association SA Members Welcomes New Members
  T he Northside Business Association SA welcomed DeVry University as its newest Silver Charter Member
in December 2020.
With 20+ years of innovation in online
learning, DeVry University has helped students seamlessly embrace the online learning experience for our 40+ programs and 85+ specializations. Explore career- focused programs or pathways to earn your degree in less than the typical 4-years1 through robust online learning.
Do You Work at San Antonio’s Northeast Independent School District (NEISD)? Are You a Recent Johnson or Reagan High School NEISD Grad?
Enjoy the flexibility you need to earn a degree with DeVry. NEISD employees,
T he Northside Business Association SA welcomed Alamo HR as a Silver
Charter Member in December
2020.
Alamo HR was established in 2003,
is headquartered in San Antonio, TX and founded by Sandy Morales. They are a Hispanic, minority and women- owned consulting firm specializing in Human Resources advising, training and development and provides temporary staffing and recruitment services to commercial, local, and state entities.
Alamo HR holds the following certifications: ESBE, HABE MBE, SBE, WBE, DBE and HUB, Section 3.
They have existing contracts with McKesson, VIA, Arup Engineering, CPS,
alumni—including recent and prior graduates—and their eligible immediate family members2 may be able to enjoy such benefits as:
• 25% tuition savings3
• JumpStart class (a 3-credit-hour course for academic credit at no tuition cost4)
Get Started!
Make the most of these NEISD higher education partner benefits to learn how to upskill or pursue your goals. Contact us to get started: https://www.devryworks.com/
anaw or email at ana.lopezward@devry.edu
*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment. Additional program information may be found at https://www. devry.edu/degree-programs.html.
2Immediate Family Members of NEISD graduates and alumni who may benefit from family tuition savings include: spouse, biological child, stepchild, legally adopted child, child for whom a graduate from NEISD is a court appointed guardian, child of a domestic
The City of San Antonio (COSA), and the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) providing them with long term temporary and direct hire placements for various job categories.
Their specialty and past performance have primarily been within the Healthcare industry to which they provide temp to hire and direct hire recruitment services for all types of clinical and non-clinical job categories. However, they can fill primarily any professional level position that requires any type of certification.
They can be reached at 210-758-5202 and are located at 4737 Shavano Oaks, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249. You can visit their website at www.alamohr.com
partner, and adoptive or biological parents of the eligible class of 2020 NEISD graduate. Dependents are also defined as a domestic partner in a committed long-term relationship. Neither party can be legally married to other individuals.
3Students may participate in one DeVry-based tuition benefit program only. Those who qualify for more than one program will be presumed to accept the program with the highest reduction in by-semester cost. Students who qualify for and prefer a different tuition benefit program must confirm, in writing, the alternate program in which they wish to participate prior to starting classes at DeVry University. Restrictions may apply. Visit https://partner. devry.edu/neisd/home for full program details.
4DeVry University (DVU) in conjunction with your employer is offering employees who are new or readmit DeVry students to take a DVU 3-credit-hour course for academic credit at no tuition cost. Those interested in a 4+ credit hour undergraduate course may also enroll. 3 credit hours would be complimentary and the student will be responsible for books, fees and tuition for credit hours 4+, paid in advance of registration. Employees must apply to DVU and be admitted and accepted as a new student, meet all prerequisite and course requirements, and take the complimentary course within their first session of enrollment. Students who place foundations may not participate in the program until they have successfully completed their foundations coursework.
      Kristin Meza Foundation: Stop The Silence, End The Violence
By Alissa Reinhard
F ebruary 11, 2021 will mark 10 years since Kristine Meza, beloved daughter, sister, and friend, lost
her life as the victim of domestic violence. Kristine’s life had a profound impact on so many. After her passing, those closest to her decided to find a way to help her memory live on.
“Kristine was my best friend,” said Jessica Meza, Kristine’s younger sister. “We shared everything. She was this beautiful, funny, silly, loving, compassionate person with such a genuine spirit.”
The Kristine Meza Foundation (KMF) was founded in honor of Kristine in September 2011.
“Soon after Kristine’s death, we found out that domestic violence is a major issue here in San Antonio,” said Anastacia Salazar. “So many women are going through what Kristine went through and don’t know where to turn or what to do.”
In fact, Bexar County has the highest
rate of domestic violence in the state. For nearly a decade, KMF taken steps to stop the silence and end the violence.
“Our anger and search for answers is what fueled the beginnings for KMF. “But now I feel her spirit through the work that we do and the women we get to meet, talk to, and help.”
One of KMF’s largest fundraising events is the annual Purple Run, now co-sponsored by The Battered Women and Children’s Center. But it’s the first Purple Run, organized just months after Kristine’s passing, that Jessica and Anastacia will never forget.
“It was pouring down rain, the park was flooding, and everyone was huddled under these pavilions,” said Anastacia. “But as soon as we got on the mic to announce the start of the race, the rain just stopped. The clouds parted and the sun came out.”
“It was just this validation that we needed to tell us that we were doing the right thing with Kristine’s story,” added Jessica.
KMF exists because Kristine’s heart, spirit, and memory live on through her family and friends.
“It’s bittersweet, the 10-year anniversary of losing Kristine, but we are celebrating because we loved Kristine,” explained Anastacia. “She will always be at the heart of what we do. I know that she would be proud and thankful that we were able to take what happened to her and turn it into something that helps other people.”
For more information about the Kristine Meza Foundation, visit www.thekristinemezafoundation.org.
Pictured Right: Kristine Meza lost her life on February 11, 2011 to domestic violence. The Kristine Meza Foundation was established in her memory to end the violence and support victims. (Photo courtesy of the Kristine Meza Foundation)
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