Every student and teacher at Bush Middle School in NEISD signed a “Resolution of Respect” to renew their promise to ensure their school is No Place for Hate.

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Seen on KENS 5, 29 August, 2018
Veteran working as paramedic creates special bond with military families
The Mobile Integrated Healthcare program works through referrals & is also vital in the response & care for homeless individuals & in the fight against opioids.

Seen on KSAT 12, 29 August, 2018
Congolese survivor shares story of 2004 massacre
Book required reading by TMI Episcopal students: “They connected with those parts of me that before I was afraid to express.”

Seen on KSAT 12, 29 August, 2018
Metro Health hosts community baby shower
Participants offered immunizations, free health screenings.

Also heard on Texas Public Radio, 31 August, 2018
San Antonio Targets Infant Mortality Rates With Community Baby Showers
Healthy Start’s goal is to reduce the city’s infant mortality rate, which a UT System study found is nearly three times higher than the state average in some San Antonio zip codes.

Found in the Rivard Report, 27 August, 2018
With Federal Health Care Cuts Looming, Bexar County Strives to Lessen Impact on Poorest Residents
At its peak in 2010, CareLink had more than 55,000 program enrollees, but it dropped to 25,000 in 2017 due to more people utilizing the ACA.

Found in the Express-News, 30 August, 2018
A school district’s response to student trauma now is model for S.A.
The EC Cares philosophy is to turn school environments, from top to bottom, into communities sensitive and responsive to the problems, and even traumas, that can hinder the success and well-being of students.

Found in the Express-News, 29 August, 2018
Vision Zero goal: No traffic fatalities
The community needs a change in mindset — from roads viewed merely as conduits for moving vehicles to roads for moving people — safely.

Found in the Express-News, 28 August, 2018
High eviction rate reflects on community shortcomings
High eviction rates don’t just happen in a vacuum. It is one gauge of a community’s health.

Found in the SA Observer, 28 August, 2018
‘The Perfect Fit’
“When you see Local Judges take our kids by the hand and fit them for shoes, on a Saturday, it kind of gets to you, and the kids feel so special after they get there new shoes”

Vista en KWEX 41, 21 de agosto, 2018
NEISD presenta nuevo programa de nutrición [NEISD presents new nutrition program]
El objetivo es ofrecer alimentos sin costo que cumplen con los requerimientos nutricionales. SE ofrecen opciones vegetarianas, veganas y con productos de origen animal. [The objective is to offer free food that meets nutritional requirements. Vegetarian, vegan and animal products are offered.]

Found in San Antonio Magazine, September, 2018
Literacy in Action
When we get there, volunteers put books out on tables so the kids can choose their own books to take home. Then a few of us will talk to the kids—show them our bikes and talk to them about why it’s important to read.

Seen on KSAT 12, 30 August, 2018
Mayor Nirenberg and City Council honor Manu Ginobili with proclamation
“He’s a model of the San Antonio way, working together for a common cause, embracing a diversity of talent & Experience, and winning with grace.”

Found in the Current, 31 August, 2018
Southwest School of Art Invites San Antonio to Get Creative for World Art Drop Day
“We need to feel a little more connection to each other, and there’s nothing like the bond two random strangers can make through the act of creating and giving.”

Found on KSAT 12, 1 September, 2018
Students in need get backpacks filled with school supplies
What made Saturday’s backpack giveaway different from others is that it happens after the school year starts. That way, organizers can go into the classrooms and talk with teachers, parents and counselors to figure out which kids are in the most need.

Found on WOAI 4, 1 September, 2018
Help San Antonio Food Bank replenish supplies
They’re asking the public to help provide essential non-perishables, known as the 12-most wanted items like soup, beans, and rice.

Found on the Northwest Vista College web site, 31 August, 2018
NVC Students Travel to Morocco for Research and Learning Culture
“We were humbled by the simple and family oriented life of the Berbers [Amazigh people] and questioned our rat race for more material goods.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 2 September, 2018
USAA Doubles Charitable Giving, Targets Military Causes and Local Needs
USAA announced it would give an additional $1.3 million to support the local effort to end veteran homelessness.

Found in the Rivard Report, 2 September, 2018
Headwaters at Incarnate Word Lets You Give Back to Nature
The best thing about Headwaters is the community of volunteers who come out to take care of the sanctuary and how welcoming they are of newcomers eager to join them.

Seen on KENS 5, 1 September, 2018
#22Actions campaign aims to prevent veteran suicide
For 22 days, Endeavor will be taking actions to spread awareness about veteran suicide, and to remind people of the resources available.

Found on WOAI 4, 2 September, 2018
Seven-year-old girl fighting hunger with lemonade stand
In just 3 hours she raised $154.39 for the food bank which is in desperate need of donations.

Found on KSAT 12, 3 September, 2018
Holy Bowl rivals team up to serve common good
Central Catholic, Holy Cross players work side by side; they prepared a garden to grow organic produce for the Guadalupe Community Center’s food pantry, hand-painted signs with spiritual messages, washed windows and painted walls.

Also seen on Spectrum News, 3 September, 2018
High school teams come together for service project ahead of Holy Bowl
“It feels great just giving back to like what people give to us and helping the community as a whole and making it more than a game.”

Seen on KENS 5, 3 September, 2018
New hope for troubled east San Antonio block
“The purpose of this event is to bring the community together and let the city know the beauty of the east side…and the wonderful things that are happening on the east side.”

Seen on FOX 29, 3 September 2018
Community leaders asking neighbors to speak out against violent crime
“We are going to have to keep platforms and dialog concerning violence, whether it’s guns, drugs, alcohol, or robbery, the dialog must be there. That’s what changes things.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 4 September, 2018
New CEO Leads Family Service Association Into 115th Year
“We are not here to judge. In order to understand why [people need help], we have to understand their family history and work to break those cycles.”

Seen on KENS 5, 4 September, 2018
Ecuador baby to receive life-saving surgery at Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio
The entire team is not only performing their surgery, but doing it for free. “Part of being a doctor is you like to help.”

Seen on FOX 29, 4 September, 2018
Special Investigators dedicated to finding missing foster children
“We want them to be safe, not out there by themselves not knowing where they’re gonna get their next meal, where they’re gonna lay their head, you know, and if they are engaged in behaviors just to survive.”


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