Dual Generation Initiative - United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
Dual Generation Initiative


We believe that when children are surrounded by strong families and healthy communities, they can break the cycle of poverty, achieve greater stability and fulfill their potential.

Dual Generation answers the challenges created by poverty by coordinating the expertise of its many partners to create solutions for finding housing, education, child care and employment.

The Dual Generation Initiative is an unprecedented community-wide solution that coordinates the expertise of its partners who bring decades of experience serving children and families to help them find safe housing, education, child care and employment. We are creating hope by removing barriers and enabling families to achieve greater stability and success.

  • 304

    Participating Families
  • 219

    Adults in Education and/or Workforce Training
  • 56 %

    of Adults who completed a job training, completed all job trainings
  • 68 %

    of participants completing their job trainings secured employment in their desired career
  • 218

    Children Being Supported

Our Work in Action


For many families living in the East and West Sides of San Antonio, covering everyday needs seems nearly impossible. Quality child care is often not available, not affordable or not meeting age-level standards. United Way focuses on supporting children and families through home visitation, improved infant and toddler care, and access to Early Head Start/Head Start and all-day Pre-K.


For generations, poverty and a lack of education have held people back from achieving more for themselves and their loved ones. United Way is working on school readiness for children and adults. Assisting with parenting skills, financial education, trade certifications, post-secondary degrees and advanced post-secondary degrees, we’re fighting poverty with a multi-generational approach.


Families without choices and opportunities have a lower quality of life and self-sufficiency is impeded. Giving parents the chance to succeed positions families for stability and the ability to thrive, which fortifies the whole community. United Way is working on lowering illiteracy, helping with adult coaching and education, and providing employment pathways.

Join the Dual Generation Initiative

Parents and families interested in joining the Dual Generation Initiative must complete an application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have a child in the household between the ages of 0 and 10
  • Must live in one of the following zip codes: 78202, 78203, 78205, 78208, 78210, 78215, 78218, 78219, 78220, 78222, 78207, 78227, 78237
  • Must be enrolled or interested in enrolling in an education program or workforce training
  • Must meet income requirements

Contact Us

Patricia Partida, Westside Family Engagement Ambassador | Email: ppartida@unitedwaysatx.org | Phone: 210-544-0482

Edwina Allen, Eastside Family Engagement Ambassador | Email: eallen@unitedwaysatx.org | Phone: 210-350-7305

Dual Generation Partners

Our partnerships in the Dual Generation Initiative are shining examples of collaboration at its best. By harnessing our combined expertise, we’re breaking barriers and empowering families with safety, education, child care and employment opportunities. Together, we’re fostering hope and paving the way for a brighter future.

Impact Partners

Ready Children
Successful Students
Strong Individuals & Families
Safety Net
Ready Children | Successful Students | Strong Individuals and Families | Safety Net
AVANCE - San Antonio
Chrysalis Ministries
Empower House SA
Family Services Association
KLRN [HOPES and Dual Generation]
Madonna Neighborhood Center
Project Quest [Dual Generation only]
Restore Education

Community Partners

  • Alamo Colleges
  • DePelchin Children's Center
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Healy Murphy High School
  • Workforce Solutions