Hundreds of walkers from more than 20 countries were in San Antonio over the weekend for the Texas Trail Roundup, a three day international walk fest with the theme “may walking unite us,” the motto of the Luxembourg-based IML Waling organization. The walk, the first of its kind in Texas, was hosted here by AVA – America’s Walking Club. We publish this compassionate news roundup every Wednesday afternoon If you want to get the news sooner, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionate SA so we can find YOUR compassionate acts!

Seen on KSAT 12, 19 February, 2020
Free San Antonio education program helps adults finish college
Upgrade coaches working adults and helps them identify educational opportunities to get them back into school. Once back in school, Upgrade continues to guide and support students trying to finish their degree.

Seen on KENS 5, 20 February, 2020
UTSA students can get free food from Whataburger Resource Room
The pantry is the second of its kind, with the first being opened at UTSA’s main campus in 2017. The pantry on the main campus has served 10,344 students since opening.

Found in the Express-News, 20 February, 2020
San Antonio education leaders, advocates convene to address youth homelessness
“We try to use language that’s softer, (to help them) understand that the services that we’re providing are not going to marginalize your child in the future.”

Seen on KSAT 12, 21 February, 2020
H-E-B leads children’s book launch to let every girl know she is enough
The book aims to “foster authenticity, self-assurance and resilience” in young children.

Seen on KENS 5, 20 February, 2020
Comfort Cafe SA serves food, new lease on life
Comfort Cafe does not have prices on the menu. The restaurant operates on donations to fund the recovery of people overcoming addiction.

Seen on KSAT 12, 21 February, 2020
Local program aims to combat eviction in San Antonio
Trevino said court records show there were about 16,000 eviction filings in Bexar County in 2018. Most of those judgments favored the property owner, not the tenant.

Seen on KSAT 12, 22 February, 2020
‘Pennies for Literacy’ campaign provides new books for Hector Garcia Middle School students
They raised enough money to purchase a brand new book for every single student at Boone Elementary.

Found on WOAI 4, 23 February, 2020
‘Can’t Beat Love Teen Film Contest’ raises awareness for teen dating violence
This year’s topic for the 2020 film contest is Prejudice.

Seen on KSAT 12, 24 February, 2020
Homeless outreach pilot program recommended for expansion
“We have to look at a person and their mental, medical, spiritual — all of that. We have to look at all of that, and we can’t just say, ‘Hey, go get in a house.’”

Found in the Express-News, 25 February, 2020
Humanity, knowledge way to treat virus panic
Hysteria is not a solution to this crisis. It demands treatment, compassion and best public health practices. That’s what’s happening here in San Antonio. We should be proud of this response and the community’s ability to serve others in a time of need.

Seen on KSAT 12, 25 Februar, 2020
Local nonprofit organization addressing child care issues in Bexar County
“If you can just connect with that child and support them emotionally and make sure that they’re nurtured and that they’re curious learners progressing toward their full potential, the outcome for our city is tremendous in terms of our children.”

Found on WOAI 4, 25 February, 20230
10 New positions added to SAPD Crisis Response Team to address family violence
With these new positions, McManus says officers are able to support victims through each step to get the help they need.

Heard on Texas Public Radio, 25 February, 2020
The San Antonio Symphony Brings Music And Memories To Those With Dementia
The Symphony and the Tobin Center welcome those with dementia and their caregivers to certain rehearsals so they can enjoy the music in an environment more suited to their needs.

Seen on KSAT 12, 26 February, 2020
Church provides homeless a place to sleep to escape freezing temperatures
Church to also provide breakfast.


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