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Team USA Olympic boxing qualifier Ravven Brown partnered with the Children’s Hospital Child Life team to throw a fun-spirited Olympic party complete with Olympic torches, competitions, and more. There was even some epic thumb wrestling!

Found in the Express-News, 26 June, 2019
At Boys & Girls Club, some Spurs visits endure
“For these kids, for someone to say, ‘Hey, we’re going to bring you X, Y and Z,’ and then to follow through on it? That’s big.”

Seen on KSAT 12, 26 June, 2019
Therapy animals bringing joy to hospital patients
The pets, which were once shelter dogs and cats, are now bringing comfort and emotional support to those being treated at the hospital, especially children.

Found in the Express-News, 26 June, 2019
Volunteers from Austin, San Antonio join to repaint, improve West Side homes
A historic pattern of economic segregation in communities of color has resulted in legacy homes that need repairs and maintenance, even as gentrification improves houses around them, causing overall increases in property values — and taxes.

Seen on KSAT 12, 25 June, 2019
Northside ISD food program helps local families, refugee students
The food is part of a Northside Independent School District distribution program in conjunction with the San Antonio Food Bank and Bill Miller Bar-B-Q. 200 families were helped. “We see a huge need for basic resources: Food, housing.”

Found in the Express-News, 26 June, 2019
Technology gives voice to special needs kids at OLLU
“It’s really about building communication skills, so they can initiate and maintain communication activities throughout the day.”

Seen on KENS 5, 27 June, 2019
Family works to provide comfort for migrant children traveling through SA
“This, I think, is a tangible thing. It’s something you can do but also a way you can share love and comfort the children.”

Seen on KENS 5, 27 June, 2019
SATX program offers accessible job training for low-income families
“Anything I need extra help with, they’re willing to help me with it, and if I’m not getting something or I don’t understand something, they’re willing to help me understand it.”

Seen on WOAI 4, 27 June, 2019
San Antonio lawmakers team up to host town hall discussion on domestic violence
“It will provide a forum for individuals to tell their stories in a safe, respectful and inclusive space, and together set a blueprint to address this crisis and make for a safer San Antonio.”

Seen on WOAI 4, 28 June, 2019
Man hopes to donate 400 kiddie pools to San Antonio families this summer
It all started in 2016 when a family was mocked on social media for filling a tarp with water in the bed of a pickup truck in an attempt to stay cool.

Found in the Express-News, 29 June, 2019
Volunteers harvest crops from San Antonio Food Bank’s Urban Farm
“We like to get together and serve our community. It’s nice to be able to provide a service to those in need.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 29 June, 2019
Building a Purpose Inspires Future Generations on San Antonio’s South Side
The nonprofit Building a Purpose matches students with mentors who can provide greater perspective beyond what a student is currently experiencing.

Found in the Express-News, 30 June, 2019
Affirming the LGBTQI community as children of God
“We are created in the image and likeness of God, our sexuality is a gift from God that we can act on ethically and responsibly, and our love is life-giving and life-affirming.”

Found in the Express-News, 30 June, 2019
Pride San Antonio sponsors Pride Bigger than Texas Festival and Parade
Mayor Nirenberg: “We all share the same air, and we should all be fighting for the same causes, and that is of human and equal rights.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 30 June, 2019
San Antonio Shows the Love in 16th Pride Festival
“I honestly did not realize San Antonio had this much love.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 29 June, 2019
Throw a Dart, Make a Friend at Kathy’s Bar
“If they don’t show up for a few days, we’ll send somebody to go check on them. … They tell us when they’re going out of town so we don’t worry.”

Seen on Spectrum News, 30 June, 2019
Early Childhood Program Helps Parents Succeed
Finding child care is one of the most difficult tasks for struggling families, which is why SAMMinistries opened their Transitional Living and Learning Center to help families in need.

Seen on WOAI 4, 1 July, 2019
Back to school project launches to donate supplies to teachers
More than 94 percent of teachers take on out-of-pocket costs to provide supplies and instructional materials for their students, according to a Federal Department of Education survey released last year from the National Center for Education Statistics. On average, public school teachers across the U.S. who reported spending their own money on supplies spent $479 each.

Found in the Express-News, 1 July, 2019
San Antonio animal rescues seeking homes for special needs pets
5 to 10 percent of the animals that arrive at the clinic have injuries.

Found in the Express-News, 2 July, 2019
National and city leaders come together to fight domestic violence
One in three women in San Antonio say they experience some form of domestic violence. “We have come here to learn how we can collaborate.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 3 July, 2019
Local, State Leaders: Culture Shift, Better Organization Needed to Address Domestic Violence
“This is not a woman’s issue, this is a community issue.”

Seen on KENS 5, 3 July, 2019
Survivors of domestic abuse gather for town hall
Activists say one in three San Antonio women experiences domestic abuse.


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