OLLU new home to Ukrainian School

The Ukrainian School in San Antonio held its grand opening Saturday in Metz Hall. The school, which meets every other Saturday, teaches Ukrainian language and culture to children living in San Antonio and South Texas. Many of the children and their families have been displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Prior to finding a home at OLLU, the families met sporadically in an attempt to ensure that the Ukrainian culture and language is imparted to their children.

The OLLU-Ukrainian School connection was created by District 4 City Councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia, PhD, who is the European liaison for the City of San Antonio and also an OLLU professor of marketing. She, along with OLLU President Abel A. Chávez, MBA, PhD, were present Saturday to welcome the Ukrainian School to its new home on the OLLU campus.

Olenka Bravo, one of the organizers of the Ukrainian School, led a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new school and thanked the university for providing a home base for the school.