WHAT-A-GROUP of volunteers from Whataburger, a sponsor of Rehabarama 2018, delivered lunch to the volunteers stayed to lend a hand with much-needed repairs for the participating homeowners. AND the Whole Kids Fund made a generous grant to NSID’s Martin Elementary to continue their family garden. AND the Alamo City Moms Blog gathered on Saturday to pick up trash and spread mulch at Yanaguana Garden at HemisFair Park, a space they have “adopted.” You can read their blog about the adopt-a-spot program here. AND a group of musicians from the symphony volunteered at the Food Bank . . . cleaning the chicken coops.
Found on WOAI News Radio, 7 March, 2018
Council Warned of Dangers of Economic Segregation
City Staff has been directed to start forming a study to look at how other cities are handling economic segregation, and how tax abatements could close the gap without hurting the city’s competitive advantages.
Heard on Texas Public Radio, 7 March 2018
Meal Deliveries Help Fight Hunger In San Antonio
The Alamo Area Council of Governments and Meals On Wheels San Antonio are working together to help provide food and compassionate service to this vulnerable population.
Seen on KENS 5, 7 March, 2018
Mobile clinic brings health care to students
The roomy bus is a mobile clinic that rolls through San Antonio, taking health care straight to students.
Found on KSAT 12, 7 March, 2018
H-E-B to donate $250,000 to Will Smith Zoo School scholarship fund
Children ages 3-5 can attend the school and learn about conservation and zoology.
Found on La Prensa, 7 March, 2018
Two CPS employees share Puerto Rico experience
“A lot of people lost a lot of stuff, all their stuff,” Aguayo told reporters. “We got there, we restored power, but we wanted to do more.”
Read in the Express-News, 6 March, 2018
S.A. education forum focuses on 4-year-olds
“Within each and every child, there is infinite potential and infinite brilliance, and their dreams are absolutely worth investing in.”
Seen on Fox 29, 7 March, 2018
Homelessness concerns near abandoned San Antonio Walgreens
“If there’s criminal activity we’re on it,” said Councilman Brockhouse. “From a compassion perspective though, there are a lot of reasons people are homeless. We’ve got to show some compassion, and get people to services.”
Seen on KENS 5, 7 March, 2018
People Who Make SA Great: Share facilitator Lauren VandeBerg
Lauren VandeBerg has lost several children at all stages of pregnancy. She didn’t have help to get her family through it, so she started one to help other families through the pain.
Found in the UTSA Paisano, 7 March, 2018
UTSA professor studying ‘compassion fatigue’ from extended online exposure
Symptoms include feelings of hopelessness, constant stress and anxiety, nightmares, pervasive negative attitude, decreased productivity and inability to focus.
Read in the Express-News, 8 March, 2018
College prep app expands to two more San Antonio school districts
Many families are living “a life by default instead of a life that’s planned,” Sosa said. “We’re sending families on a success mindset.”
Seen on KSAT 12, 8 March, 2018
Local companies using domestic violence training to teach employees to look for signs
“There was someone that was late every morning and she said, ‘I just wish my manager would have asked me why I was late,'” Adame said.
Seen on Fox 29, 8 March, 2018
One local man’s mission to help find missing people gets some high tech help
When the families get the news that their billboards were going up, they were crying there were tears with the family.
Seen on Spectrum News, 8 March 2018
Mental health providers focus on military families
“That’s why we call it military-informed care, and it’s cultural training to give you an idea of how to work with the military culture.”
Read in La Prensa, 9 March, 2018
Broccoli in the barrio: Community Garden inspires healthy habits in seniors
In a neighborhood where resources are sorely lacking and many are hesitant to try new foods it has served as a beacon to those willing to learn.
Leer en La Prensa, 8 de marzo de 2018
Crear conciencia sobre el autismo se propone “Art for Autism” [“Art for Autism” creates awareness about autism]
“Mucha gente no entiende, especialmente en nuestra cultura. Algunos dicen: ‘¡Ay, ta’ chiflada, dale unas nalgadas!’, pero eso no es así, es difícil cuando la gente no entiende y pues como madre, ¡pues te duele!” [“Many people do not understand, especially in our culture. Some say: ‘Oh, you crazy, give her some spankings!’, But that’s not the case, it’s difficult when people do not understand and then as a mother, it hurts!”]
Read in La Prensa, 7 March, 2018
CHOSA sizzles through healthy innovations
To date, CHEF has provided hands-on culinary medical training to more than 160 physicians. In turn, physicians have made more than 730 clinical referrals to the CHEF program at the hospital.
Read in the San Antonio Current, 6 March, 2018
Manumanía: A Peek Inside Spurs Tourism and Manu Ginóbili’s Global Fan Base
“[Ginóbili is] a middle-class man who didn’t conquer New York but San Antonio, someone who doesn’t lead through shouting but through consensus.”
Read on Out in SA, 8 March, 2018
Wellness Expo Slated for Woman and Girls HIV-AIDS Awareness Day
According to data from the City of San Antonio’s Metropolitan Health District, 15 percent of people living with HIV in Bexar County are female. That statistic represents around 900 local women and girls. The age group most affected is between the ages of 10 to 24.
Found on Academic Minute, 9 March 2018
Rebekah Piper, Texas A&M University San Antonio – Multicultural Education and Literacy
Students responded to books–they remembered story lines, characters & other key information–when presented w/literature with themes more familiar to their lives.
Visto en Telemundo 60, 8 de marzo de 2018
Domésticas Unidas: organización celebra a las mujeres [Domestics United: organization celebrates women]
La organización es parte de diferentes movimientos, que tienen como objetivo empoderar a las mujeres e impulsarlas para salir adelante. [The organization is part of several movements, which aim to empower women and encourage them to move forward.]
Seen on KENS 5, 9 March, 2018
Four women get second chance at life thanks to court program
“It was women in powerful positions or women you could look up to, that helped plant the seed for that epiphany that I had,” graduate Carol Gutierrez said.
Seen on KSAT 12, 9 Marc h, 2018
NISD offering free breakfast and lunch to its area students over Spring Break
The program, which provides a no-cost, hot breakfast and lunch to area students and will be available at Mary Hull Elementary and Martin Elementary schools, accessible to potentially 10,000 students.
Visto en Univision, 8 de marzo de 2018
Familias beneficiadas por el CRIT San Antonio llaman a la comunidad a participar en el Teletón USA [Families benefited by CRIT San Antonio call upon the community to participate in the Telethon USA]
Los padres del pequeño Moisés narran los progresos que ha tenido su hijo y esperan que algún día llegue a los Juegos Paralímpicos. [The parents of little Moisés tell of the progress their son has made and hope that one day he will reach the Paralympic Games.]
Heard on Texas Public Radio, 8 March, 2018
Bond Paid For Bexar County Inmates In Push For Bail Reform
Sheriff Salazar: “If we can keep someone out of jail that truly doesn’t belong here — they’re non-violent, they’re not hurting anybody — … and keep them employed and keep them contributing to society, I’m a bigger fan of doing that.”
Seen in Forbes Magazine, March, 2018
The Cities Where African-Americans Are Doing The Best Economically 2018
San Antonio is #8.
Found in the Rivard Report, 11 March, 2018
Artists Help Give Pre-K 4 SA Kids a Voice as San Antonio Citizens
Civic engagement at a young age fosters future community participation by children who learn collaborative decision-making, volunteerism, and philanthropy.
Found on the Alamo City Moms Blog, 5 March, 2018
Top Seven Places in San Antonio for Children with Disabilities to Have a Blast
ALL children deserve to have a blast in this wonderful city of ours!
Found in the Business Journal, 7 March, 2018
Facility taking action to solve the rise of homeless families in San Antonio
“We do not restrict the type of family unit we will serve. We will take in a single dad with a child, a gay couple with children, or a grandmother caring for a disabled adult and grandkids.”
Read in the Express-News, 11 March, 2018
Native American initiative eyes urban Indian policy in S.A.
San Antonio has the 14th-largest population of urban Indians in the United States.
Read in the Express News, 11 March, 2018
Projects, people to be honored for preservation
Honorees include retired union activist Bob Comeaux, who led a community effort to save a house in the Beacon Hill area from demolition. As a result, the city adopted an ordinance giving elderly or longtime homeowners, military veterans and those with chronic health problems more time to make repairs to avoid emergency demolition.
Found in the Rivard Report, 12 March, 2018
Report Tallies San Antonio Nonprofits Ahead of Big Give 2018
The Big Give has brought in nearly $15 million for local nonprofits in the last four years.
Read in La Prensa, 8 March, 2018
‘Building Bridges’ is theme of 22nd Cesar Chavez March
At a moment when neighbors are divided, the march to remember the Chavez legacy recognizes the progress that has been made and the work that lies ahead.
Found on the UTSA web site, 2 March, 2018
Criminal Justice practitioner brings restorative discipline pilot project to UTSA
“With restorative justice, students learn valuable tools such as openness and honesty when communicating. Everyone is included and treated the same.”
Read in the Express-News, 12 March, 2018
In speech at alma mater, Nirenberg credits school for his political metamorphosis
“This is the ethic of our office. Be a better neighbor.”
Seen on KENS 5, 12 March, 2018
Female powerlifter will lift up weights – and others
“I want girls to see and say ‘oh a girl from Memorial can do it…I can too.'”
Heard on Texas Public Radio, 12 March, 2018
San Antonio ISD Juniors Tour Colleges Throughout U.S.
The tours are part of an initiative to increase college enrollment in the district funded by an $8 million grant from Valero Energy.
Found in the Rivard Report, 13 March, 2018
Nirenberg Joins 12 U.S. Mayors in Signing Net Neutrality Pledge
Councilman Pelaez: “Every single business in San Antonio, without exception, is reliant upon a robust internet that is open to everybody.”
Heard on Texas Public Radio, 13 March, 2018
How Can San Antonio Create An Affordable, Fair Housing System?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act – a key milestone of the civil rights era’s push to prevent discrimination.
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIO . . .
. . . . . . . is a grassroots movement that promotes, supports and celebrates San Antonio’s commitment to be a world-class 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. #compassionateSA