San Antonio is a Compassionate City!
. . . one where the civic government, the religious and volunteer organizations, the businesses, the community and its educational institutions come together to recognize the importance and value of compassion in the life of a city and by doing so create an ethos of compassion and a safety net for its most vulnerable citizens. Every Wednesday, Compassionate San Antonio will be publishing a roundup of some of the compassionate acts we’ve spied with our little eyes.
Compassionate Acts in past 18 weeks
Homeless Children In Texas Prep For New School Year | UIW med students will make house calls in community health project | Proposed $2.7 Billion City Budget First to Use ‘Equity Lens’ | Free program works to reduce maternal mortality rates | University celebrates 20th anniversary of Continuing the Heritage | Going to where the hunger is | S.A. Special Olympics softball team headed to North American Championship | San Antonio Inner City Reinvestment District Approves Funding for ChildSafe Campus, Student Housing Projects | San Antonio’s Confederate Monument Controversy Reflects A Nationwide Debateread more
How one man built a $51m theme park for his daughter | Initiative aims to eradicate book deserts in communities | Girl Scout troop creating 300 little free libraries for S.A. anniversary | Dream Fund Partnership to Support Black-Owned Businesses | Paws for Purple Hearts Brings Warrior Canine Therapy to San Antonio | San Antonio officials OK permanent rainbow crosswalk | Teens earn laptops for graduating from digital literacy program | How trauma doctors and nurses saved the lives of smuggling victims | Community Summit Aims To Break The Stigma Of Mental Illness | How to build resilience in midlife | Floresville’s South Texas Heritage Pork raises all-natural pork with compassion | Rey Feo Bestows Scholarships on Students | Holocaust Survivor Rose Sherman Williams On The Horror Of Hate And Power Of Forgiveness | Local leaders push for full-time city wide outreachread more
No, governor, the common good is not socialism | Old School Activism | City Leaders, Law Enforcement, Advocates Clear the Air on Immigrant Rights | City comes together one week following human smuggling tragedy | East Side residents unite against violence | Erika Prosper: From Field Work to First Lady | Video: San Antonio mayor testifies against “bathroom bill,” saying it harms transgender people and the economy | Books Can Put Incarcerated Youth on a Productive Path | Father Carmelo A. Tranchese ministered to poor parishioners on the West Side | What’s Suddenly So Important About Trees| Filtered water bottle filling station at City Hall | HOPE for homeless — offered by cops | Teens mentor children at West Side community center | Refugee students prepare for college at Camp Discover | San Antonio Clubhouse serves as example for Texas cities | Program teaches children to cook — and eat — wellread more
Calls for Compassion and Action at Vigil for Human Trafficking Victims | San Antonio victims deserve our compassion, not condemnation | Muslim 101 met Catholic 101 | Haven For Hope Marks 7 Years Of Homeless Shelter, Services | The future of the West Side rests in small hands | El nuevo alcalde y la primera dama de San Antonio | San Antonio mother breaks $10,000 goal for cancer fundraising | “Block Party” held for low income families | Military social workers volunteer at S.A. charities as part of Army’s mental health pushread more
East Side pastor ministers to the homeless and people in need | Couple Adopts Dog Before Meeting Him | Nurse-Family Partnership Fosters Healthy Futures | Architects Unveil ‘City Hall For All’ Design Projects | Supporting Children of Parents with Serious Illness | Map: Free Summer Food Service Sites | Local churches step up to face foster care crisis | Turning Up The Heat On Violence Prevention In San Antonioread more