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Project Quest Inc

Rating: 4.79 stars   34 reviews 5,871

Address:

515 Sw 24th Street No 201 San Antonio TX 78207 USA

Mission:

Demonstrate benefits of training economically disadvantaged.

Programs:

Training services - paid for a portion of tuition, books, supplies, and other training expenses incurred by individuals in high-demand career tracks that pay good wages in san antonio.

participant support services - provided support with basic living expenses necessary for individuals to be able to participate in training programs to improve their work skills so that they may enter san antonio's workforce.

case management and job development services - provided education guidance and life-skills training to participants and coordinated with local employers to develop jobs and prepared program participants for job search efforts

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(210) 630-4690
www.questsa.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am the Executive Director of Project QUEST. The person referred to in the October, 2015 email is currently enrolled in QUEST. We are pleased that she is with us and anticipate that she will succeed. QUEST is proud that in 2014-15 we served 1088 individuals and had 388 graduates. These graduates entered Project QUEST making an average wage of $9,365 and after training are working in jobs averaging $42,097 annually. Our record speaks for itself. The organization builds the economy by identifying in-demand occupations and matching participants to the living wage careers that pay a living wage and offer benefits.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

My daughter works at a hospital in San Antonio, quest told her she had been approved for school she was just waiting to be enrolled she changed her life around she is single and has a daughter then they inform her that she couldn't get it cause she is not a minority i mean what the hell after all she has been through i am personally going to let everybody i know,know how my daughter was done i am not leaving this alone if i have to hire a lawyer this is a terrible way to do someone.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Project Quest is a very important for individuals who reside in San Antonio area. It is a premier nonprofit and an economic development organization. I personally know individuals who have benefited from this program. Under the leadership of the new Executive Direct, Sr. Pearl Ceasar Pearl CDP, Directors, Staff, and volunteers, Project Quest has never been as strong. I will continue to donate and support project Quest.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Project Quest has been amazing for me! I've always wanted to go to nursing school and with their help I've been able to attend and I'm almost done! I'm a single Mom, so when I first started the program I was freaking out on how I was going to be able to pay for school, books, child care and on top of that I worried about who was going to watch my son while I did all this. When I was getting WIC they told me about Project Quest and I figured it was worth checking out. I did and I haven't looked back! This program was great! Most of my worries were over! They will help you with everything! And Maria (my counselor) is always there to support me! She's such a positive person and even when I've gone through some difficult times while in school, she was always there and offering help and suggestions! This program, I feel I will always be endebted to and I'm a strong advocate for it and would recommend it to anyone! They are amazing and I'll never forget them and how they have helped me to achieve my Dream!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting all kinds of people that are going through the same things that I am! It's nice that there's someone you can identify with!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help a whole lot more people in the community attain their dream career as they have for me!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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9 people found this review helpful

Quest has been, and continues to be a huge blessing to me and my family. I could have never attended college without the help of Quest.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The support the staff gives to the clients they serve is above and beyond the call of duty.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful and helpful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Project Quest has helped me with everything that my school wouldn't including financial support, emotional support, adademic support, and especially help with navagating the beaurocracy of the school itself and the state government system. There are many deadlines we have to meet and important dates we have to know and project quest, not the school, has been the one making us all aware of the necessary steps we have to take. Maybe it's just because my school is incompetent, but I really feel like without project quest I would have missed some form I had to fill out or some important date when there was something available that was to my benefit. And they not only help with all the little things, but they also help to put school and life into perspective so that as a student and a family member and a citizen we don't go crazy. Thank you Maria and Virginia and everyone else.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The counselors who really do care.

Ways to make it better...

our schedules had matched up better all the time, but there are a lot of people in the organization and there was only one semester when my schedule made being a part of the organization a little tougher. Either way it was worth it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am happy that there is such a place like Project Quest. Before I knew of them my life had no sense of direction. I was always working hard and getting no where. My life needed meaning and I always wanted to go back to school but I didn't know where to start. Not to mention, I had no way of paying for college. I felt really lost and one day my mom showed me a flyer and I decided to go. It was the best decision I ever made in my life. Everyone there helped me and the counselors are great. I am so happy that this organization exists because without them I wouldn't be in nursing school now. Thanks to everyone who makes this possible!!!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They really care about helping you and motivate you all the time. They are very constructive in their advise.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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10 people found this review helpful

I, like many others, had been having difficulty making ends meet. With tuition rising and books never getting cheaper, I had no idea of how i was going to make it through my last semester of nursing school. Although I'm single and have no dependents, I moved away from home for nursing school and have monthly bills that just dont stop coming. I was invited to a meeting by one of my classmates and am now blessed in so many ways. Not only have they helped me financially, but the weekly meetings we attend give us that little boost of confidence and support we need when we feel overwhelmed with school. Without they're support, I don't know if i'd still be in school finishing up my last semester.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

and are still very giving and helpful. They always work with my schedule and are very positive. They truly and sincerely want to help us succeed!

Ways to make it better...

I would've heard about this organization earlier! I could've really used their help since the beginning of my nursing program!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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1 person found this review helpful

i really didnt know what to expect; all i knew was that i was trying to get help with school tuition, books, etc. i didnt qualify for grants becuz i wasnt poverty level, though i didnt even make 17K a year and i was single with no dependents, so according to the grant people i didnt need help. i had bills, insurance, rent, food, car, etc. and could barely keep my head above water. some months i had to skip payments, just to save a little to pay my tuition and books. i had already capped out my credit cards with prior tuition payments. when first preparing with project quest, i thought going back and forth for testing and interviews was a little hassel, but then i realized what i could actually gain from this program. it was alot more than just money, it was people really caring about me and really supporting me when i needed it. i didnt expect to get such great service, once i was really part of the program! the counselors are very helpful, even when i needed someone to vent to and they are always very encouraging! i only wish i knew about this when i was starting my nursing program and not during the last year, but late is better than never. i would definitely recommend this center to anyone who needs help. if there is a will, there is a way. please understand that there is criteria that has to be met, but if you keep up your end of the deal, like attending weekly meetings at school, the counselors at project quest is there to help you as much as possible.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life as a nursing student, by benefits of tuition, book money, counseling, etc.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my counselors are very encouraging and helpful. they take on our cases as if we are long time family friends who really care about us.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enrollment testing agents, counselors and counselor assistants, director

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really help so many more people in this city who truly want to make a better life for themselves, families and their communities, but cant afford it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Project Quest has been a godsend for me and my family. Due to lifes circumstances I became a single parent with 2 teenagers 3 years ago. Finding a career path at my age was very stressful. I started nursing school and a friend told me about P.Q. WOW!! They paid my tuition, books, uniforms, it was amazing. Previously everything was going on a credit card to be paid off after I was working as an R.N. They have lessened my burdens which has enabled me to concentrate more fully on my studies. They encourage us to do our best and truly care about us as individuals. Our counselor is a wonderful woman. Thanks to Project Quest, a gift from God!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, sincere, helpful, supportive and most importantly caring!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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