Founding Partners

Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI) is a non-profit organization that was launched in 2003 as a partnership between Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford to share what has been learned at the original Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Mich. To fulfill that goal, HFLI that creates innovative small schools and hands-on learning programs. During the 2014-2015 school year, HFLI and its partners are providing nearly 2,100 students in grades K-12 with a quality educational experience at four Henry Ford Academies (San Antonio, Detroit, Chicago, and Dearborn), and what is thought to be America's only K-12 curriculum where learning centers around design challenges that bring students together and engage them in the process of developing a solution to a real-world question. For additional information, please visit

The Southwest School of Art
The Southwest School of Art is a nationally recognized leader in arts education, offering studio programs for more than 4,000 adults, children and teens annually. Classes and workshops are taught by outstanding local, regional and national artists in state-of-the-art facilities; the school will offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree starting in the fall of 2013. For more information, please visit


Serving San Antonio's youth, SAY Sí is a year round, long-term, non-profit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. For further information, please visit