Mi Carrera

Mi Carrera

Mi Carrera is a program for young women in middle and high school. The program addresses the importance of decision making to develop positive relationships and influence career planning. Mi Carrera motivates self-discovery and a means toward a better life that includes higher education, employment, and self-sufficiency.

Classes are held weekly at participating middle and high schools in the San Antonio Area.  The classes promote self-awareness and character development, career exploration, job readiness skills, and financial literacy. All girls are encouraged to grow together and learn from one another by volunteering in the community, attending college campus visits and family events.



Mi Carrera addresses a number of topics such as:

  • Body Image
  • Communication
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relationships
  • Goal Setting
  • Career Options
  • Cultural Awareness

For more information contact Vanessa Lewis at vlewis@ywcasa.org or  210.228.9922 x 231


YWCA Mi Carrera Scholarship


The Mi Carrera college scholarship has been created by individuals who believe in the mission of the organization and the positive impact of a college education. The YWCA Mi Carrera Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior.

The Mi Carrera Scholarship consists of:

  • Paid tuition for two consecutive years at an Alamo College
  • Paid tuition for two consecutive years at Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • Book support

To apply, please download the application below. Applications must be postmarked by May 3, 2019.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Vanessa Jimenez at vjimenez@ywcasa.org  

2019 MCScholarshipAPP