Last week San Antonio hosted ten visitors from Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Sudan who were sent here by the State Department to learn about “Interfaith Dialogue & Religious Freedom.” In the photo above, they are gathered at the Turkish Raindrop House after a meeting of the San Antonio Interreligious Council round-table discussion on “Interfaith Dialogue with Children: Teaching Tolerance, Compassion & Understanding.”

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Found in the Express-News, 13 March 2019
South San Antonio elementary students growing food with a larger goal in mind
Outside the classroom, signs listing the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals hung in the hallway. The first two: no poverty, no hunger.

Seen on KSAT 12, 13 March, 2019
SA Food Bank hosts 5th annual Nutrition Summit
in Bexar County there are more than 103,000 children deemed food insecure, which means they don’t have consistent food for an active, healthy lifestyle.

Found in the Express-News, 14 March, 2019
San Antonio nonprofit receives $1 million donation from local philanthropist
Volunteers from Blessed Angels have provided food to more than 300,000 people over the last 12 years.

Seen on KENS 5, 14 March, 2019
‘Doggy day trips’ program gives ACS dogs a break from the shelter
The Shelter Paws program invites dog lovers to take a new four-legged friend out for a doggy date.

Seen on WOAI 4, 15 March, 2019
HEB’s ‘Hunger Stops Here’ campaign donates $7,500 to San Antonio Food Bank
“We’re just privileged to have that kind of partnership, so that people’s basic needs are met.”

Seen on KENS 5, 15 March, 2019
Islamic Center of SA calls for education, understanding
“We can’t get rid of the hatred and intolerance but we can hopefully teach people a little bit and change some hearts.”

Seen on KENS 5, 15 March, 2019
Memory café uses games, songs to help Alzheimer’s patients in San Antonio
Memory cafés first gained popularity in Europe as a response to Alzheimer’s disease. The Memory Café in Balcones Heights is the first – and only – in San Antonio.

Found on WOAI 4, 18 March, 2019
Boys2Men: NEISD elementary teaches boys how to become gentlemen
Being a gentleman “means you be nice to people even when they don’t deserve it, and you do nice things without expecting a thank you, and you stand up for others.”

Seen on KENS 5, 18 March, 2019
The Warrior Chef dishes out healing through cooking
“I can tell you from my own experience, cooking is a pain management tool.”

Seen on WOAI 4, 18 March, 2019
Text program provides teens with free transportation to help
By simply texting the word SAFE and your location to 4HELP (44357), staff at the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives will pick you up and bring you to their facility to get help.

Found in the Express-News, 19 March, 2019
Nothing More practices what it preaches on tour
The band will donate $1 from every ticket o “Write Love on Her Arms,” which focuses on finding help for people dealing with mental health issues, including depression, addiction, self-injury, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts.

Seen on KSAT 12, 18 March, 2019
Comic legend Carol Burnett returns to her San Antonio roots
“Always remember to be kind to people.”

Found in the Express-News, 18 March, 2019
Part of San Antonio trend, trustees might raise Alamo Colleges’ hourly minimum wage to $15
Raising the wage floor “supports the economic and social mobility of the families of the lowest paid members of the Alamo Colleges District workforce.


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