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Students at Adams Hill Elementary completed their Team Up Challenge service project by donating 500 Brave Bear Bags to @SATXFire & @satxpolice to give to children after traumatic events. And more than 550 community members came out to support gun violence survivors, honor the lives of Americans killed by gun violence, and commit to #HonorWithAction all lives effected by gun violence.


#compassionateSA trained 25 young basketball players from from Lithuania, Estonia, Armenia, Georgia, and Latvia in conflict engagement. They are visiting San Antonio this week as part of the US Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Division.


Heard on Texas Public Radio, 31 May, 2018
What Do ‘Sister Cities’ Have To Offer San Antonio?
Mayor Nirenberg: “They are pathways and partnerships for building peace in the world.”


Seen on FOX 29, 31 May, 2018
Nonprofit in desperate need of wheelchairs
“No one wants to be trapped on a couch all day, in a chair all day, in a hospital bed all day. They want to be able to move around. They want to be able to leave their home.”


Seen on CNN, 31 May, 2018
Rep. Castro: Those crossing border still human
“We are Americans who uphold a tradition of respect for people.”

Also found in the Express-News, 1 June, 2018
Hundreds join Castro to protest administration’s separation policy
“There is no strand of faith that makes what’s going on OK,” state Rep. Diego Bernal said.

Also found in the Rivard Report, 1 June, 2018
At ‘Rally for Our Children,’ Hundreds Call for End to Immigrant Family Separations at Border
“We don’t need saviors; we need people who are going to stick with us through thick and thin.”

También visto en KWEX 41, 31 May, 2018
Exigen dar fin a la separación de familias por parte de la administración Trump [Activists demand an end to the separation of families by the Trump administration]
Activistas e inmigrantes denominaron como “cruel e inhumana” la orden del presidente Donald Trump, la cual separa a madres de sus hijos en la frontera.[Activists and immigrants called President Donald Trump’s order separating mothers from their children on the border “cruel and inhumane.”]


Found in the Express-News, 1 June, 2018
Letter to the Editor, National Day of Prayer
This supposedly interfaith worship experience continues to be exclusive, discriminatory and highly unrepresentative of San Antonio’s richly diverse community.


Found in the Express-News, 31 May, 2018
Training on opioid antidote expanding in S.A.
The second year of the grants provides for training nontraditional first responders — friends and family.


Found in Out in SA, 1 June, 2018
City Councilman Cruz Sahw’s Challenge Leads to 4,000 HIV Tests in SA in April
“The goal of testing 4,000 individuals was accomplished collaboratively by community partners including Alamo Area Resource Center, BEAT AIDS Coalition, Center for Health Care Services, SA AIDS Foundation, San Antonio Fighting Back, University Health System’s FFACTS Clinic and Metro Health.”


Found in the Rivard Report, 31 May, 2018
Texas Folklife Festival Is Our State’s Family Reunion
These amazing people make the trip, work the grill, get on stage, and swing the hammer because they know what they do matters. They do it because they are living examples of culture that people can get to know through personal experiences.


Found on KSAT 12, 1 June, 2018
ACS partners with San Antonio police to keep lookout for mistreated animals
Law enforcement now has more eyes out there in the community looking for animal care issues, neglect and cruelty.


Seen on KSAT 12, 1 June, 2018
SA seniors get box fans as part of Project Cool
Catholic Charities passed out box fans to those who are going to need some help keeping the temperature down this summer.


Seen on FOX 29, 1 June, 2018
Local students gather to discuss practical solutions to mass shootings at schools
Those at the student-led symposium called “Students on Safety San Antonio” say enough is enough and it’s time for a change. According to them, no one is making those changes to keep them safe.

Also found in the Express-News, 1 June, 2018
Classroom talk turns into school safety symposium
In the weeks since the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students at San Antonio’s Anne Frank Inspire Academy talked about gun laws — and the classroom conversations quickly included mental health, school discipline and parental involvement.


Found in the Rivard Report, 1 June, 2018
Bright Green Bike Lanes Appear on Downtown Streets
The bright green paint raises automobile drivers’ and bicyclists’ awareness of the potential areas of conflict and send the message that roadways are not just for motorized vehicles.


Found in the San Antonio Current, 1 June, 2018
City of San Antonio Fair Housing Program, Haven for Hope to Hold Rental Workshops
The workshops are designed to teach rental skills to those who have a history with bad credit, broken leases or financial instability looking to learn about the renting process and how to successfully secure housing.


Seen on KENS 5, 1 June, 2018
Blindfolded yoga class to benefit charity organization
We’re going to challenge folks to come in and live in a non-sight person’s life for an hour and experience it and hopefully when they get out of it they realize how important it is and be more aware of how important your eyes are.”


Found in San Antonio Magazine, June, 2018
Shredding With Purpose
Business provides employment and independence for adults with autism.


Found in San Antonio Magazine, June, 2018
Community Justice Program managing attorney doesn’t want money to keep people from accessing legal services
San Antonio’s Community Justice Program, which helps connect volunteer attorneys with clients in need.


Seen on KSAT 12, 1 June, 2018
Clinic to come soon for medically underserved community on South Side
Rey Saldaña: “With this facility, we will have access to health care for uninsured people and people who are not insured enough.”


Found in the Express-News, 2 June, 2018
How the ‘Rally for Our Children’ honed its message
Such a stance willfully defies the notion that this country can maintain a respect for humanity while enforcing its immigration laws. It mistakes cruelty for strength and conflates asylum seekers with smugglers.


Found in the Express-News, 23 June, 2018
Corporate Cup raises money for youth fitness programs
Athletes from 88 companies were competing against each other in the seventh annual San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup, a fundraiser benefiting the organization’s sports and fitness programs for children. They raised $250,000.


Found on KENS 5, 3 June, 2018
Local church is helping children in need one duffel bag at a time
Shearer Hills Baptist Church is doing its part to help children have dignity, with a duffel bag and some hope.


Found on KENS 5, 2 June, 2018
Event helps 100 women who experienced homelessness, addiction and trafficking
The women received free clothes, purses filled with hygiene products, haircuts, and manicures.


Found on KSAT 12, 3 June, 2018
Organization protests ‘ongoing violence against immigrants’ in downtown SA
The group Movimiento Cosecha called for a day of mourning for deaths they say were caused by immigration officials.


Seen on KSAT 12, 2 June, 2018
Sound system stolen from baseball league for children with special needs
Hernandez said he doesn’t wish the thieves any ill will. Instead, he said he hopes the thieves would come to a game to see what the Miracle League does and whom the league benefits.

Also seen on KENS 5, 5 June, 2018
Community steps up to help baseball league after stadium robbery
Walmart has stepped up to replace all of the stolen items. The company will give the team a $5,000 donation on Tuesday morning.


Seen on Spectrum News, 2 June, 2018
San Antonio starts Pride Month with family fair
“We want to make sure that everybody feels equal in the community and the family we want to ensure they like an American like anyone else.”


Seen on KENS 5, 3 June, 2018
Girl Scouts give local hospital rooms a new look
Troop 1335 named the project “Healing Ceilings.” The colorful designs are meant to give kids who are often in hospital beds a different image to focus on than a dull ceiling tile.


Visto en KWEX 41, 3 junio, 2018
Familiares de desaparecidos alzaron su voz pidiendo ayuda a la comunidad [Relatives of the disappeared raised their voices asking for help from the community]
Aunque pase el tiempo, estas familias seguirán realizando una incansable búsqueda por sus seres queridos y levantaron la voz pidiendo apoyo. [Although time passes, these families will continue to make a tireless search for their loved ones and raised their voices for support.]


Seen on KENS 5, 4 June, 2018
Public to help create Tricentennial sculpture
“This door project is about going through various thresholds of understanding, thresholds of connection and community and involvement and becoming one.”


Found in the Express-News, 4 June, 2018
CEO helps steer investment to East Side
I go by the precept that God has blessed me, and so it’s my responsibility to share my blessings. The blessing is not mine to keep, it’s mine to share.


Found in the Express-News, 4 June, 2018
Local seniors recall living through historic moments
People underestimate seniors’ contributions to their communities. “The nice thing is that they’re willing to share. Our youth don’t know about this kind of strength unless we teach it to them.”


Found on Spectrum News, 4 June, 2018
Guinea pig rescue finds a new home
“Our next generation needs to learn the value of life and I think having a small pet and doing research and being responsible really helps them to develop that.”


Seen on KENS 5, 5 June, 2018
Downtown SA church helping Guatemala after volcano
A traveling team from St. John’s Lutheran has gone to the city of Sololá for the past seven years, developing bonds with citizens there.

Also seen on KWEX 41, 5 June, 2018
Iglesia reúne apoyo de la comunidad para apoyar a Guatemala [Church gathers support from the community to support Guatemala]
La iglesia luterana St. John hace un llamado a la comunidad para apoyar desde San Antonio a los damnificados por el volcán de Fuego, por lo que su meta es reunir 10,000 dólares que llevarán directamente a la zona afectada. [St. John’s Lutheran Church calls on the San Antonio community to support those affected by the volcano eruption; their goal is to raise $ 10,000 that will be sent directly to the affected area.]


Seen on FOX 29, 5 June, 2018
San Antonio Public Library offering free snacks and lunches to children during summer
Healthy snacks and lunches will be offered to children who are under the age of 18 during the summer at seven branches.


Seen on KSAT 12, 5 June, 2018
USAA’s empathy lab uses latest tech to help veterans with PTSD
It was worked through a Hackathon which is about a 24-hour period where employees literally took that idea and created much of the technology.


Seen on KSAT 12, 5 June, 2018
Promotoras grassroots approach to child abuse prevention
They’ve been taught everything from anger management to how to potty train children.


Found on NOWCastSA, 5 June, 2018
Erika Prosper: A vote is an act of love to your city, to your family
Voting is an extension of our responsibility to take care of one another. . . So whatever you decide to do with your acts of love and compassion, do it! Do it!”

Seen on News4SA.com, 5 June, 2018
Inequality: San Antonio’s Silent Crisis
“We need to make up for the inequities we built directly into this environment.”


 

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