Thanks to the students at Construction Careers Academy for collecting 3,300 lbs of yams for the Raul Jimenez Dinner. We publish this compassionate news roundup every Wednesday afternoon. If you want to get the news sooner, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionateSA so we can find YOUR compassionate acts!

Found in the Rivard Report, 13 November, 2019
City Offers Help to Churches Seeking to Develop Affordable Housing Projects
Area churches own approximately 3,000 acres of underutilized real estate. Faith groups, the City, and developers may be able to find common ground on developing those properties to provide affordable housing.

Found on WOAI 4, 14 November, 2019
Child Advocates San Antonio opened their new location
The new facility on south WW White Road will expand the services for abused and neglected children in Bexar County.

Found in the Rivard Report, 14 November, 2019
Bestselling Author Shea Serrano on Success, Twitter Altruism, and Life Back in San Antonio
Giving to people in need, even strangers, provides the same kind of fulfillment he found in nine years spent teaching, working with students and finding ways to motivate, empower, and inspire them.

Found in Echoes (H-E-B Magazine), 7 November, 2019
Transformative Justice … and Accordions
“Youth as partners vs. youth as objects. We have been focusing on the youth voice and what they want to see in their community.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 15 November, 2019
Interfaith San Antonio Alliance, Mayor Sign Proclamation to Address Affordable Housing
“Let us leave our comfortable houses of worship and get out into the society and make a difference among the people.”

Found in the Express-News, 17 November, 2019
Together, San Antonians of all faiths take on homelessness
Rabbi Sam Stahl: We have asked our ISAA colleagues to consider different actions: to deliver sermons from their pulpits on the housing crisis as a moral issue; to organize a congregationwide, hands-on project to confront this crisis; and to confer frequently with members of City Council and other local officials responsible for local housing needs.

Seen on KENS 5, 16 November, 2019
Public defender’s office aiming to address Bexar County’s domestic violence crisis with treatment over incarceration
”If they’re just sitting in jail, or get time in jail, you haven’t addressed the root problem that’s causing this thing.”

Seen on WOAI 4, 16 November, 2019
New mural on West side honors victims of traffic accidents
Vision Zero teamed up with local artists to create this mural and hope to start a dialogue about distracted driving.

Visto en KDVA 60, 16 de noviembre 2019
Mural en peligrosa vía busca crear conciencia [Mural in dangerous street seeks to raise awareness]
En lo que va del año 136 muertes se han registrado en la calle Culebra, catalogandola una de las más peligrosas en la ciudad. [So far this year 136 deaths have been recorded in Culebra Street, listing it one of the most dangerous in the city.]

Seen on Spectrum News, 16 November, 2019
Habitat for Humanity Unveils 10 Homes on the West Side
Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 1,000 homes around San Antonio.

Heard on Texas Public Radio, 15 November, 2019
Four Years In The Making, Mental Health Center Opens In South San Antonio School District
“Today is a day to celebrate a first step in ensuring equitable resources and mental health services for members of our community.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 18 November, 2019
National League of Cities Conference to Showcase San Antonio Policymaking
“San Antonio has been a thought leader in some of the important municipal policymaking that’s happening around the country to deal with issues from environmental sustainability to housing to diverse populations and economic mobility.”

Seen on KSAT 12, 16 November, 2019
San Antonio teens assist Texas Ramp Project
Teens caught in the juvenile justice system and sentenced to perform community service were tasked to build a ramp for a person in need.

Found in the Current, 18 November, 2019
The City of San Antonio Opens Nominations for the Next Poet Laureate
“Our Poet Laureate Program is one of many ways our city places significant importance and value on artistic expression in telling the story of our past, present and future.”

Found in the Express-News, 18 November, 2019
San Antonio Airport sustainability officer’s passion starts at home
She stresses that sustainability is about self education. “You have to change the culture of thinking short term and immediate gratification to thinking long term.”

Found in the Express-News, November 18, 2019
Teslas, self-driving trucks, scooters: Transportation tech on display as San Antonio hosts mobility summit
At the end of the day all of the technology on display “has to translate to something for people.”

Found in the Express-News, 17 November, 2019
How we can prevent domestic violence in San Antonio\
Prevention means intervening early, supporting parents to use nonviolent parenting tools, supporting teens to develop healthy relationship skills, and ensuring the response to survivors is comprehensive and trauma informed.

Found in the Rivard Report, 18 November, 2019
Analysis Finds San Antonio Lacks Urgent Care Options for Behavioral Health
San Antonio needs an expansion of services for adults and children with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and people with intellectual developmental disabilities.

Seen on KENS 5, 18 November, 2019
Fire at Church’s Chicken affects another church down the street
St. James AME Church expects 500 people for their Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant was to provide the mashed potatoes.

Seen on KSAT 12, 18 November, 2019
City of San Antonio surveying immigrants about their experience
“What we’re trying to find is the areas where we … might have blind spots, and we’re not able to provide the kinds of services we would want to be able to provide and make sure that everybody has an equal opportunity to access success here in San Antonio.”

Found in the Current, 19 November, 2019
San Antonio Lands Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign’s Rating of Cities for LGBTQ+ Equality
The Municipal Equality Index ranks municipalities based on non-discrimination laws, employment practices, services, law enforcement and public positions on equality.

Found in the Express-News, 19 November, 2019
VIA’s new ride-sharing program has promise
“It’s exciting because it allows us to provide meaningful, productive service to areas where traditional fixtured bus service doesn’t seem to work well.”

Found in the Express-News, 19 November, 2019
A city that pays equally benefits San Antonio
No one is suggesting that wages in the private sector will be mandated. But city leadership can be powerful, influencing in ways we can’t see altogether now.

Found on Spectrum News, 19 November, 2019
After-School Program Giving Teens Access to State-of-the-Art Technologies
The facility is full of state-of-the-art technology like robotics, computers, photography equipment, and even a sound studio.


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