KSAT partners with Head for the Cure Foundation to raise money and awareness for brain cancer to honor its former news director Jim Boyle, who died of the disease in 2014. This weekend, Boyle’s grandchildren held a bake sale and lemonade stand to raise money for the organization, as well as invite people to sign up for the event.

And every city council district had a back to school fair / health fair / backpack distribution. The kids are back in school! Pictured below are Councilwoman Sandoval and Councilman Pelaez.

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Found in the Rivard Report, 8 August, 2018
Reborn Symphony Looks To ‘Embrace All of San Antonio’
New this year are a concert visit to the Haven for Hope homeless services center, part of an outreach program comprising 10 free community concerts throughout Bexar County.

Found in the Rivard Report, 13 August, 2018
Bexar County Sheriff Appoints Liaisons to Connect with ‘Marginalized’ Communities
Salazar has appointed 12 liaisons to each serve communities such as the Muslim, black, and deaf communities, among others. Community liaisons will help people navigate the legal system and answer questions about how law enforcement operates.

Found in the Express-News, 13 August, 2018
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office initiates program to connect with more community members
Communities with liaisons include LGBT, Hispanic, faith-based, senior citizen, African American, Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, deaf, Jewish, military, and Muslim.

Found in the Express-News, 12 August, 2018
San Antonio league offers youth basketball fundamentals and life lessons
Affection is one of the four cornerstones of the 100 black men of san antonio program. “It’s just showing love for the kids after we correct them and let them know that we care.”

Found on KENS 5, 13 August, 2018
Northside ISD creates free clothing closet for students in need
“We want to have this taken care of because we want students to be comfortable on the inside out, so they can focus on getting a great education.”

Found on KSAT 12, 13. August 2018
Spurs’ Becky Hammon hosts “Hoops for All”
The “Hoops for All” event is also intended to introduce athletes with special needs to the South Texas Regional Adaptive and Para Sports, a Morgan’s Wonderland-sponsored program of fitness and athletic competition for the special needs community.

Found in the Rivard Report, 28 July 2018
Arts Program Opens Door to Printmaking Skills for Westside Youth
“Printmaking can be complicated and frustrating, but it shows you that anything you want to accomplish takes patience and time to get there.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 6 August, 2018
New York Restaurateur Becomes Chef to San Antonio’s Homeless
“It’s the perfect job for him. He’s a compassionate person and community-minded, always wanting to help others.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 14 August, 2018
$3M in Santikos Grants to Aid Public Radio, Other Area Nonprofits
The capital gifts are one important way the Area Foundation honors the legacy of John L. Santikos, who gifted his $605 million theater business and real estate investments to the community foundation upon his death in late 2014.

Found in the Rivard Report, 14 August, 2018
Foster Care Summit Aims to Coordinate Care for Young Adults
“We took on the responsibility of being a parent to these kids when we terminated their parents’ rights because they weren’t safe, and that means we have a responsibility toward them.”

Found in the Express-News, 13 August, 2018
Mayor’s San Antonio housing report outlines five key actions
“My charge to the Task Force was simple: to develop a framework for a comprehensive, compassionate housing strategy for our city.”

Also found in the Current, 13 August 2018
Housing Policy Task Force Unveils Plan to Ensure Affordable Homes and Rentals
The document lays out a year-long path for implementing policies that tackle displacement, gentrification, spiking tax rates and other pressing issues.

Heard on Texas Public Radio, 13 August, 2018
San Antonio Encouraging Businesses To Recycle
“People want to do business with companies who are focused on corporate, social responsibility and sustainability.”

Found in the Express-News, 13 August, 2018
Don’t shy away from civil discussions about politics
Share your honest concerns and hopes, and listen to those who see it differently. It is the only way to truly live together, side by side.

Found in the Express-News, 4 August, 2018
Women underpaid, undercounted in the S.A. economy
Childbearing and caring for family and friends in the home are major aspects of this economy. In fact, we might say they are indispensable.

Found in the Express-News, 1 August, 2018
San Antonio’s West Side storytellers honored for illustrated children’s book
“We are giving back to our community and making it shine in a special way that only we can, while continuing to strengthen the community legacy that our parents started.”

Seen on KENS 5, 14 August, 2018
For abuse survivors in shelter, back-to-school shopping is stressful, impossible
Battered Women and Children’s Shelter in desperate need of school supplies.

Seen on WOAI 4, 14 August, 2018
San Antonio Food Bank seeks volunteers for new Hope to Home program
They need volunteers who can pick up food from the food bank’s west side location and deliver to homebound seniors.

Found in InStyle Magazine, August 1, 2018
Meet 5 Women Leading the Charge to Protect Immigrant Rights in Texas
RAICES is working around the clock to guide people through the system, giving hope to families in their time of darkness.

Heard on Texas Public Radio, 15 August, 2018
San Antonio Bus Station Becomes Resource Center For Immigrant Families
“We are welcoming the women and their children — men and children at this point, too — trying to orient them for their trip,“giving them a backpack, food for their trip, any kind of comfort about what’s going to happen along the way.”


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