Last weekend some ATKG, LLP CPAs employees and their families, pictured above, volunteered with Meals on Wheels, putting together almost 1,000 emergency meal packs and filling 20+ bins. Compassionate cities have compassionate businesses! If you want to get the compassionate San Antonio news as it happens, follow us on Twitter, @compassionNET1. You, too, can use the hashtag #compassionateSA!
Seen in the Rivard Report, 31 January, 2018
New Report Identifies San Antonio’s Most Vulnerable Communities
Currently, 44 percent of renters in the city pay more than 30 percent of their monthly income for housing.
Seen on KSAT 12, 1 February, 2018
New San Antonio milk banks to help premature babies across Texas
To help premature babies across the state, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio has established two milk banks for women to donate their breast milk.
Seen on Spectrum News, 2 February, 2018
SAPA helps rescue more than 400 Hurricane Harvey pets
Right now more than 80 pups are heading to rescue organizations in Washington and Oregon.
Seen in the Express-News, 2 February, 2018
Local high school seniors devote fundraiser to Sutherland Springs church
She said the effort was a message to Sutherland Springs: “You are not forgotten.”
Seen on KSAT 12, 2 February, 2018
CPS Energy worker joining Puerto Rico recovery effort: ‘It’s in our blood’ to help
Aguayo and Gonzalez volunteered to help.
Also heard on Texas Public Radio, 2 February, 2018
CPS Energy Sends Workers To Assist In Puerto Rico Recovery
“The transformers, and poles, and wires, and things that crews need to do restoration — we’ll be working to get them what they need,” he said.
Seen on Fox 29, 2 February, 2018
#MeToo sparking dinner table conversations with families
All month, the Rape Crisis Center will be posting to Facebook conversation starters parents can use when speaking with their kids.
Found in San Antonio Magazine, February, 2018
As harassment complaints rise, human resources pro Jeri George says the key to positive company culture is communication and transparency.
Seen in the Rivard Report, 3 February, 2018
Smaller SA Arts Groups: Love the Symphony, But What About Us?
Treviño said that discussions about the Symphony’s future have centered on building meaningful connections with the entire community, including the smaller organizations.
Seen in the Southside Reporter, 4 February, 2018
Recognizing diversity in community impacts educational opportunities
Dr.Mike Flores, Palo Alto College: “It’s really our differences and diverse backgrounds that makes our country great.”
Seen in the Southside Reporter, 4 February, 2018
Rodèo breakfast brings South Side together
“We need something like this to bring community together, especially today when people are divided.”
Read in the JBSA Legacy Express-news Supplement, 4 February, 2018
USAISR leading the way in ‘Stop the Bleed’
“Implementing the program gives us an opportunity to extend our leadership to the civilian sector. This program will allow anyone trained in its techniques to manage hemorrhage until help arrives.”
Seen in the Rivard Report, 4 February, 2018
San Antonio’s Hidden Black History And The Struggle to Tell It
Knowing these and other stories will help the entire community appreciate its full history and the dignity and worth of black lives, some group members said.
Seen on Telemundo 60, 4 February, 2018
Enfermedades mentales, un factor en la desaparición de personas [Mental illness, a factor in the disappearance of people]
Un doctor explica cómo las enfermedades mentales suponen un riesgo de desaparición entre los pacientes. [Mental illness, a factor in the disappearance of people]
Seen on KENS 5, 4 February, 2018
Teen dating violence awareness month
The CEO of Family Violence Prevention Services visits the KENS 5 studios to talk about programs addressing teen dating violence.
Seen on KSAT 12, 5 February, 2018
Spurs superstars don aprons for Champions Against Hunger fundraiser
Over its seven year history, the event, according to the Spurs, has provided the San Antonio Food Bank more than $1 million dollars to help fight hunger in the San Antonio community.
Found on Lily Casura’s Twitter feed, 6 February, 2018
The Poverty Pyramid: Who’s Got it Worst in America?
For cities like San Antonio — and other major cities that are now what’s known as “majority-minority” cities — it’s important to consider how people of color are experiencing the effects of compound poverty, not just one aspect of poverty.
Found in Out in SA, 6 February, 2018
First-Ever NoH8 Photo Shoot Slated for SA
While inspired by the fight for marriage equality, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to stand against discrimination and bullying of all kinds.
Found on the UT Health San Antonio web site, 6 February, 2018
Dr. Ramamurthy receives Bexar County Medical Society’s highest honor
The Golden Aesculapius Award is the society’s highest honor and recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service to patients and the medical profession.
Seen on Fox 29, 6 February, 2018
South San Pizza Man spreads hope one slice at a time
“It just goes to show that if you put good out there, good will come back to you,” Carlos said.
Seen on KSAT 12, 6 February, 2018
San Antonio women fighting to lower Texas’ soaring maternal mortality rates
Texas has highest rates in country; risk is 4 times higher for black women.
Seen on KENS 5, 6 February, 2018
SAISD Teens help community prepare taxes
“I get to help out my community, because I’m able to speak Spanish,” Rangel said.
Found in the Rivard Report, 7 February, 2018
Autism Treatment Center Expansion to Boost Services for Growing Community
The number of students diagnosed with autism in local public schools increased 228 percent from 1,708 students in 2007 to 5,607 in 2016, according to research from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation.
Found on FOLO Media, 7 February, 2018
Lending a hand where it’s needed most: Why one couple left Stone Oak for the East Side
“All this stuff that, when you would be living on the Northside you would have no awareness or clue as to the reality of it,” Charles Foltz, 42, said, “and you basically don’t believe it.”
COMPASSIONATE SAN ANTONIO . . .
. . . is a grassroots movement that promotes, supports and celebrates San Antonio’s commitment to be a world-class compassionate city: one where the civic government, the religious and volunteer organizations, the businesses, the community and its educational institutions come together to recognize the importance and value of compassion in the life of a city and by doing so create an ethos of compassion and a safety net for its most vulnerable citizens. #compassionateSA