This week was Welcoming Week, when communities bring together immigrants and those born within their countries in a spirit of unity to build strong connections across their communities and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone. The photo above is some of the many, many, many City of San Antonio employees who volunteered their time to work at the downtown Migrant Resource Center across the street from the bus station. And below, Tuesday was national voter registration day, and MOVE Texas registered 3,194 new voters in San Antonio! Last Friday was the international Youth Climate Strike, and hundreds of San Antonio youth gathered on Main Plaza.
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Found on FOX 29, September 18, 2019
ROLL Models teaching kids life lesson on bikes
The ROLL stands for respect, obedience, love and leadership. Dante Jones teaches kids how to ride, repair and customize bicycles so they have their own sense of self expression.
Seen on KENS 5, September 21, 2019
San Antonio teen raises money to buy sports wheelchair for wounded veteran’s son
Jackson Vaughn, 15, organized a friendly wheelchair basketball matchup between the school’s varsity basketball team and San Antonio Para Sports athletes, alongside wounded veterans.
Seen on Spectrum News, 20 September, 2019
Children with Physical Disabilities Given New Way to Visit San Antonio Zoo
The rehabilitation therapists set up a piece of equipment that allowed the children to stand and walk with the tortoises and even pet the rhinos.
Found in the Express-News, 22 September, 2019
Clinics helped reclaim San Antonio plaza, provide spiritual healing
“Part of what this is about is getting people to understand we’re connected to each other.”
Found in the Express-news, 23 September, 2019
San Antonio role-playing exercise highlights health care frustration
The San Antonio Health Advisory Board is pushing community leaders to adopt a uniform screening for patients that would identify environmental, social and economic factors that would negatively affect their health.
Found in the Express-News, 23 September, 2019
San Antonio area colleges embrace former foster youths, with state help
“It is one thing to tell somebody that they can do anything they put their mind to. It is another to help them put their mind to it and to help them do it.”
Found in the Rivard Report, 24 September, 2019
Castro and Prosper: Key to Women Empowerment is Childcare
“I really believe … that it’s the children that we have the most hope for. Because children don’t start off hating. Children don’t see differences. … They are able to see the world through the eyes of God where everyone is a child of God.”
Heard on Texas Public Radio, 23 September, 2019
Diaper Need Burdens Low-Income Families In Texas
Diapers are an essential healthcare item for many families. What can be done to lessen the burden? Where is the greatest need? How can individuals and families get involved in local efforts to shrink the diaper gap?