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Seen on KSAT 12, 19 July, 2019
Local judge working to improve domestic violence epidemic
Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez: “When you put your mind to it and you’ve got desire and you’ve got faith then anything is possible.”

Found on KSAT 12, 18 July, 2019
San Antonio Food Bank serves migrants international meal
They had help from immigrant volunteers and an African cook. “The power of a meal to transform us, to remind us of easier times.”

Found on KSAT 12, 18 July, 2019
Spurs’ Lonnie Walker IV holds free basketball camp
“Trying to make a difference, trying to be impactful to as many people as I can, to spread inspiration and positivity to everyone.”

Seen on Spectrum News, 18 July, 2019
La Printería Nears Milestone to Help West Side Youth
La Printería offers paid apprenticeship opportunities to at-risk youth ages 12 to 19.

Found in the Rivard Report, 18 July, 2019
Incarnate Word’s Sisters of Charity Protest Detention of Migrant Children
“Humanity through the ages has taken care of children, so the theme of our gathering, Stop the Inhumanity, is common-sense. When you hear a child crying, you stop to help them. There are thousands of children crying in these detention centers. We need to care; we need to do something.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 21 July, 2019
Building Community at San Antonio Plastic Bricks
“In Bricks Team Building we work on frustration, communication, and listening. We use Lego bricks to help self-awareness.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 20 July, 2019
Barrios Family Spotlights Needs of Foster Children While Honoring Their Mother’s Legacy
Louie has designed the festival to raise awareness, to start a conversation, to perhaps set in motion a plan to help foster youth who age out.

Seen on KENS 5, 21 July, 2019
Fundraiser highlights problems facing kids who age out of foster care system
Many of the kids can either find themselves homeless or caught in human trafficking.

Found in the Express-News, 19 July, 2019
Blind scooter regulator takes another tumble over — you guessed it
“It is a dance of competing interests. We have to figure out how to accommodate everyone and still come out ahead.”

Found in the Express-News, 21 July, 2019
Understanding family violence issue here starts with better data
“What can’t be measured can’t be fixed.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 22 July, 2019
NEISD’s Healthy Kids Cafe Brings Summer Meals and Books to Kids
“Some families have barriers to getting to campus, and we wanted to find a way to offer meals in the summer in those neighborhoods.”

Found on KENS 5, 22 July, 2019
New law provides financial relief for groups responding to migrant influx
Judge Nelson Wolff: “Let’s show the world that people in San Antonio care, have compassion and are willing to do everything they can to help.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 23 July, 2019
VIA Approves New Reduced Fare Program for Groups Assisting Low-Income Clients
The new fare assistance program will provide a 25 percent discount on bus passes – daily, weekly, and monthly – to nonprofit, social service, and governmental organizations that serve primarily clients living below the federal poverty line.

Found in the Rivard Report, 23 July, 2019
San Antonio’s Roofing Replacement Program Marks Milestone with 500th Roof Repair

Seen on FOX 29, 24 July, 2019
New coffee shop donating every dollar it earns to local charities in need
Lookout Coffee and Community in Stone Oak was created by a church called Hope Arise.


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