It’s Spring Break this week, and college students are traveling all over to do community service. In the photo above, students from UTSA traveled to the Grand Canyon to help with park maintenance (and do a little hiking and camping.) We publish this compassionate news roundup every Wednesday, but if you want to get the news quicker, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionateSA so that we can find YOUR compassionate acts!

Found in the Express-News, 7 March, 2019
College mentors nurture young authors at troubled San Antonio school
More than a dozen Rodriguez ES students completed long-term writing projects that were bound and “published” to be entered into the school’s library.

 Found in the Rivard Report, 9 March, 2019
Confidence, Talent on Display Sunday at Art for Autism Event at La Villita
“It’s wonderful … to be considered an artist first and someone with autism second. We don’t want people to be defined by a diagnosis.”

Seen on KSAT 12, 9 March, 2019
Courageous 9-year-old shaves head to support childhood cancer research, inspires many to do the same
Methodist Children’s Hospital on Friday held a kick-off event for the annual ‘Shaving Lives’ event.

Found on KWEX 41, 8 March, 2019
Residente de San Antonio pide unidad a la comunidad para limpiar el medio ambiente [Resident of San Antonio calls for unity in the community to clean the environment]
Mario Bravo usa la tecnología para tener un ambiente más limpio y llama a la comunidad a participar. [Mario Bravo uses technology to have a cleaner environment and calls on the community to participate.]

Seen on KENS 5, 8 March, 2019
Riders United 4 Children collecting donations to help children in crisis
The local chapter of Riders United 4 Children is collecting stuffed animals for Bexar County Family Justice Center which serves victims of domestic violence including the children affected by it.

Seen on KSAT 12, 10 March, 2019
‘Project Brave’ books teach children about toxic relationships, how to avoid them
Organization aims to stop domestic violence, starting with young children.

Found on WOAI 4, 11 March, 2019
Clark High School teaching more than just dance routine to students with special needs
The benefits are numerous. Exercise is obvious. So is friendship. But the real meaning is inclusion. The class t-shirt has a motto: count me in.

Seen on FOX 29, 11 March, 2019
Owl Radio volunteers deliver news to the visually impaired
“We read the entire newspaper, we read HEB ads, Sprouts ads, the comics.”

Seen on Spectrum News, 11 March, 2019
San Antonio Police Documentary Premieres at SXSW
Ernie and Joe is a documentary about a pair of San Antonio police officers who focus on the compassionate, sensitive and effective treatment of people experiencing a mental health crisis.


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