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Student Creates Poster to Help Stop Domestic Violence

by Audrey G.

Student Alejandro Gonzalez at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas, presents his Domestic Violence Awareness Month poster to the Task Force Against Domestic Violence and Capitol One Bank. The poster, displayed in all Capitol One branches, highlights awareness of violence against seniors who are at risk of being abused. Brook Rosser's Visual Arts and Technology class worked with the Task Force as a service-learning project, with funding from a Learn and Serve America grant.

As a result of the service-learning project, Capitol One Bank is posting this poster and its companion brochure in all of its San Antonio branches and San Antonio College (through their Learn and Serve America grant) is doing the same throughout the city of San Antonio. Capitol One Bank was so moved by the poster’s message - that domestic violence occurs at all ages and seniors are just as likely to become victims as any other age group - that it also donated $50,000 to the Not Forgotten Coalition to help fund training for volunteers working with seniors.

Shown in the photo is Deborah C. Parrott, Family Justice Center; Jane Shafer, Family Assistance Crisis Team; Yvonne Lozano, SAC Faculty in Gerontology; student Alejandro Gonzalez; Brook Rosser, SAC Faculty in Visual Arts and Technology, who assigned the project; and Audrey Grams, San Antonio College Service-Learning Coordinator and Learn and Serve Project Director.

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