San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Alamo Colleges District (School )

The Alamo Colleges District (previously the Alamo Community College District, or ACCD, and The Alamo Colleges) is a network of five community colleges in San Antonio and Universal City, Texas (USA), and serving the Greater San Antonio metropolitan area.

  • San Antonio College (founded 1925)
  • St. Philip's College (founded 1898)
  • Palo Alto College (founded 1983)
  • Northwest Vista College (founded 1995)
  • Northeast Lakeview College (founded 2007)
Online and Virtual Assistance

Let the Alamo Colleges District provide information and assistance to help you pay for college and reach your educational goals.

Click here to learn about financial aid options, scholarships, and more.

Updated within the last 3 months.

Community Health Workers, or Promotores de Salud, increase wellness by reaching out to, connecting with, and engaging underserved families and communities to help improve health outcomes for themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Community Health Workers are certified by the Texas Department of State Health (DSHS).

Services include:

  • Establishing positive, trusting relationships with community residents in or from underserved communities.
  • Helping patients/clients, families, and underserved communities overcome barriers in language and culture to better connect to quality health care services and resources.
  • Connecting underserved populations to health care services and resources.
  • Providing informal counseling, support, and follow-up home visits for patients/clients.
  • Aiding in the creation and maintenance of community partnerships, collaborations, programs, and services.
Updated within the last 3 months.

Challenger Learning Center Missions immerse students in grades 4-12 into the roles of scientists, engineers and astronauts engaging in our state-of-the-art simulated learning environment. Each 90-minute mission experience is aligns to the state’s TEKS and reinforces the importance of  21st century skills with teamwork, communications and problem solving components within each scenario.  Challenger missions are reserved well in advance by school and community groups. Partnering ISD’s have a period of prioritized registration through September before the calendar is opened to other groups. A single mission costs $500/class of 20-36 students. 

Teachers bringing a group to either a Mission or Micronauts are required to attend a Pre-Mission Training before their program. For more educator information on Challenger Learning Center Missions, training and Reservations go to the Educators page.

Any of our simulated missions can also be customized for groups, parties and corporate team building events. Please fill out the Challenger Learning Center Registration form or if you want just the Planetarium, please fill out the Planetarium Registration Form. 

Each 90-minute mission costs $500/class of 20-36 students.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Call for more information
Richard Varner Send email
(210) 486-0402
Michelle Risse Send email
(210) 486-0101
Updated within the last year

The Micronaut Program at Scobee Education Center provides young children age 4 – 9 with an authentic STEM experience as they travel through a simulated mission to the International Space Station. The mission models “Best Practices” in early childhood education that capitalizes on the young child’s natural curiosity to explore and learn about the world they are a part of. By making STEM education a focus of a child’s early education we begin to change the world one class at a time by instilling a lifelong passion to learn about and care for our planet earth. By inspiring and educating young children we contribute to our national goal of a scientifically literate society.

If you are interested in registering your class for a Micronaut mission contact us at (210) 486-0100 or via email at [email protected].
Richard Varner Send email
(210) 486-0402
Michelle Risse Send email
(210) 486-0101
Updated within the last year

The mission of the Scobee Education Center is to engage our students and community in life-changing experiences that inspire the pathways to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) careers.

Please call for reservation.

Open Friday evenings for public Planetarium programs.

Hours
Monday: - See Below
Tuesday: - See Below
Wednesday: - See Below
Thursday: - See Below
Friday: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Educational programs are only available Monday through Thursday to school and community groups through a reservation process. Public planetarium programs are available on Friday evenings when parking is readily available. The doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday evening for the general public.
Richard Varner Send email
(210) 486-0402
Michelle Risse Send email
(210) 486-0101
Updated within the last year

OTS manages the college's technology infrastructure and offers a wide range of services to assist members of faculty, staff and students with their technical needs.

Our Mission is to provide the San Antonio College community with reliable and secure information technology infrastructure and services.

San Antonio College has a limited inventory of laptops and internet hotspots available for your use. The laptops have Wi-Fi capability for use where wireless internet access exists, a web camera, and are loaded with a web browser.

Click here for equipment request.

Loaner devices are only per semester and must be returned once the semester is completed.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled at SAC for current semester
  • Student ID
  • Drivers License

Programs are available to bridge the digital divide by providing Alamo Colleges students and employee with low-cost Internet Service. Visit this link.

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
OTS Service Center Send email
(210) 486-0030
Updated within the last 5 months.

The SAC Tech store is a one-stop shop for all technology needs. Students, faculty and staff of the Alamo Colleges can purchase computer equipment at an educational discount.

As well, the store sells computer and tech accessories, offers a variety services, and provides on-going workshops to showcase new technology.

Currently, the SAC Tech Store offers a variety of products from Apple and DELL, including laptops and tablets.

Faculty, staff and students with a valid Alamo Colleges ID are eligible to purchase computer equipment and/or services offered at the SAC Tech Store.

Community members can participate in on-going workshops, get tech-related service, and purchase computer accessories and general merchandise.

 

Laptops & Tablets available from $25 - $200.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free or Affordable Computers
Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year
1.68 miles away, 1819 N Main, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

The Alamo Colleges are hosting Pop-Up Markets in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through no-contact, drive-through events.

Students and employees may participate at any location. All participants must register in advance.

To find out when the next Pop Up Market is happening and to pre-register, call the San Antonio Food Bank at 210-431-8326.

Requirements:

  • Pop Up Market available for Students, Faculty, and Staff from any Alamo College.
  • Must pre-register at 210-431-8326.
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution.

If you are an employee of ACD and are interested in Volunteering, click here.

Student or partners can volunteer here.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Pre-Registration
(210) 431-8326
Updated within the last year

The Victory Center is the home to:

Veteran Affairs

  • For military-affiliated students with support including academic advising, benefit certification, tutoring, support groups and counseling, and career services.

disABILITY Support Services 

  • The mission of disABILITY Support Services (dSS) at San Antonio College (SAC) is to provide reasonable accommodations and facilitate access to on-campus courses as well as distance education for students with disabilities. 

TRiO Project Valor

  • Project VALOR collaborates with students in their development of academic, social, and marketable skills while enrolled at San Antonio College. Our program provides students with holistic academic support within a learning community of peers.

    The TRiO VSSS program is offered at no cost to students. We provide academic and community support for student veterans studying at San Antonio College.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*(Closed on Fridays in June and July)
Updated within the last 2 months.

We can help you prepare for college.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Not enrolled in any K-12 school system
  • Need a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate (have not earned a high school diploma)
  • Demonstrate the need for a refresher on adult basic education skills (have earned a high school diploma or HSE and tests below a 12.9 grade level on TABE/CASAS assessment)
  • Demonstrate the need for English skills (by taking BEST/CASAS assessment)

Age-specific requirements:

  • 18 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission. Parent/guardian must be present at registration or student must provide proof (Utility bill in their name, marriage license or rental agreement) he/she lives separate from parent/guardian.
  • 17 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)
  • 16 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, court-ordered documentation, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)

Free for the student.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Call for locations and class schedules.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
Success for Adult Learners
(210) 370-5498
Updated within the last year

We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o the documentation requested by a court, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Call for locations and class schedules.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
Updated within the last year

Palo Alto College and the San Antonio Food Bank partner to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community.

Community members may access the pantry twice per month.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

Project Access is a unique program offered to individuals with documented intellectual disabilities. It is designed to support the student in accessing postsecondary education and developing skills for gainful employment. Curriculum completion is dependent on the student’s ability to complete the courses in a semester.

This is a cohort-based program with limited seats available per semester. There is a separate application process. For further questions, contact Cindy Cook, Sr. Coordinator for Disability Support Services, at 210-486-3020 or via email at [email protected].

Project Access Application Form (PDF)
Project Access Flyer (PDF)

Updated within the last 1 month.

Each Alamo College has a limited number of loaner laptops that students may borrow one semester at a time. These devices must be returned by the end of the semester. If we do not receive your laptop, a transcript hold that restricts your ability to get an official transcript will be put on your account until you return it. You will be ineligible to check out a laptop at any college. Students should contact their home college's Information Technology department to request a laptop. Located at Moody Learning Center (MLC), 207

Click here for details.

This program is for Alamo College enrolled students only.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Updated within the last 2 months.

Each Alamo College has a limited number of loaner laptops that students may borrow one semester at a time. These devices must be returned by the end of the semester. If we do not receive your laptop, a transcript hold that restricts your ability to get an official transcript will be put on your account until you return it. You will be ineligible to check out a laptop at any college. Students should contact their home college's Information Technology department to request a laptop.

Click here for details.

This program is for Alamo College enrolled students only.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM Saturday 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Alamo Colleges are hosting Pop-Up Markets in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through no-contact, drive-through events.

Students and employees may participate at any location. All participants must register in advance.

To find out when the next Pop Up Market is happening and to pre-register, call the San Antonio Food Bank at 210-431-8326.

Requirements:

  • Pop Up Market available for Students, Faculty, and Staff from any Alamo College.
  • Must pre-register at 210-431-8326.
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution.

If you are an employee of ACD and are interested in Volunteering, click here.

Student or partners can volunteer here.

Hours
Monday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Pre-Registration
(210) 431-8326
Updated within the last year

Our program is designed to assist students that may not be college ready gain the skills needed for a college training, without first completing developmental education or High School equivalency (GED).

The Alamo Adult Education Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development in order to succeed in technical training. Alamo Adult Education students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.

  • Earn a certification in a training field of your career pathway
  • Accelerated curriculum
  • Work-based learning/externships & Career services in certain trainings
  • Our Career Navigators case manage all students enrolled in classes.

Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, the Alamo Adult Education Program will work with you to get your GED and certification.

Click here for more information.

Click here for a list of FAQS.

Anyone applying for any Alamo Adult Education Program must attend the Smart Choice program.

The training is at no cost to the student; however, attendance is top priority to succeed and we hold students accountable for attendance.

Alamo Adult Education Program Send email
(210) 485-0278
Updated within the last year

Our program is designed to assist students that may not be college ready gain the skills needed for a college training, without first completing developmental education or High School equivalency (GED).

The Alamo Adult Education Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development in order to succeed in technical training. Alamo Adult Education students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.

  • Earn a certification in a training field of your career pathway
  • Accelerated curriculum
  • Work-based learning/externships & Career services in certain trainings
  • Our Career Navigators case manage all students enrolled in classes.

Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, the Alamo Adult Education Program will work with you to get your GED and certification.

Click here for more information.

Click here for a list of FAQS.

Anyone applying for any Alamo Adult Education Program must attend the Smart Choice program.

The training is at no cost to the student; however, attendance is top priority to succeed and we hold students accountable for attendance. 

Alamo Adult Education Program Send email
(210) 485-0278
Updated within the last year

Our program is designed to assist students that may not be college ready gain the skills needed for a college training, without first completing developmental education or High School equivalency (GED).

The Alamo Adult Education Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development in order to succeed in technical training. Alamo Adult Education students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.

  • Earn a certification in a training field of your career pathway
  • Accelerated curriculum
  • Work-based learning/externships & Career services in certain trainings
  • Our Career Navigators case manage all students enrolled in classes.

Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, the Alamo Adult Education Program will work with you to get your GED and certification.

Click here for more information.

Click here for a list of FAQS.

Anyone applying for any Alamo Adult Education Program must attend the Smart Choice program.

The training is at no cost to the student; however, attendance is top priority to succeed and we hold students accountable for attendance. 

Alamo Adult Education Program Send email
(210) 485-0278
Updated within the last year

We provide a clothing closet for anyone in need. We are open to the public.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Eastside Education & Training Center
(210) 485-0000
Updated within the last year

The Alamo Colleges are hosting Pop-Up Markets in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through no-contact, drive-through events.

Students and employees may participate at any location. All participants must register in advance.

To find out when the next Pop Up Market is happening and to pre-register, call the San Antonio Food Bank at 210-431-8326.

Requirements:

  • Pop Up Market available for Students, Faculty, and Staff from any Alamo College.
  • Must pre-register at 210-431-8326
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution

If you are an employee of ACD and are interested in Volunteering, click here.

Student or partners can volunteer here.

Please visit the website below for more information.
Pre-Registration
(210) 485-8326
Updated within the last year

Northwest Vista College Food Pantry is providing access to quality food as a commitment to overall student advocacy. NVC Food Pantry seeks to provide food and resources to students in need.

Food pantry available to students and Northwest Vista College faculty and staff.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Lisa Black, LMSW Send email
(210) 486-4180
Updated within the last year

Each Alamo College has a limited number of loaner laptops that students may borrow one semester at a time. These devices must be returned by the end of the semester. If we do not receive your laptop, a transcript hold that restricts your ability to get an official transcript will be put on your account until you return it. You will be ineligible to check out a laptop at any college. Students should contact their home college's Information Technology department to request a laptop.

Click here for details.

This program is for Alamo College enrolled students only.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM–midnight Saturday: 9:00 AM–9:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM–midnight
Updated within the last 2 months.

Each Alamo College has a limited number of loaner laptops that students may borrow one semester at a time. These devices must be returned by the end of the semester. If we do not receive your laptop, a transcript hold that restricts your ability to get an official transcript will be put on your account until you return it. You will be ineligible to check out a laptop at any college. Students should contact their home college's Information Technology department to request a laptop.

Click here for details.

This program is for Alamo College enrolled students only.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Regular Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Updated within the last 2 months.

Personal counseling is available to assist students in distress. Our licensed counselor provides free short-term or crisis counseling for students. If long-term help is needed, students are referred to appropriate external resources. 

For 24-hour crisis counseling or referral information, dial 2-1-1 or 210-227-HELP(4357).

Please complete Counseling Request Form

Please note that this application is for non-urgent routine situations, if you are experiencing a crisis situation please contact the 24-hour crisis helpline at 1-800-316-9241 or 210-223-7233 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Click here to take a Mental Health Test for:

  • Depression test
  • Psychosis & Schizophrenia test
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Test
  • Prueba de Ansiedad
  • Postpartum Depression Test (New & Expecting Parents)
  • Bipolar Test
  • Parent Test: Your Child’s Mental Health
  • Addiction Test
  • Self-injury survey
  • Anxiety Test
  • Eating Disorder Test
  • Youth Mental Health Test
  • Prueba de depresion

Free to enrolled students

Location: STCM 210 Student Commons
Faye Hallford
Updated within the last 3 months.

The Alamo Colleges are hosting Pop-Up Markets in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through no-contact, drive-through events.

Students and employees may participate at any location. All participants must register in advance.

To find out when the next Pop Up Market is happening and to pre-register, call the San Antonio Food Bank at 210-431-8326.

Requirements:

  • Pop Up Market available for Students, Faculty, and Staff from any Alamo College.
  • Must pre-register at 210-431-8326.
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution.

If you are an employee of ACD and are interested in Volunteering, click here.

Student or partners can volunteer here.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Pre-Registration
(210) 431-8326
Updated within the last year

The mission of the Advocacy Center is to support student success and wellbeing by providing integrated services and resources that address a variety of socioeconomic needs and mental health.

We will provide online counseling and case management support as well as emergency aid and access to community resources.  

Please contact the Alamo Colleges HELPLINE at 210-486-1111

8:00 AM-7:00 PM Monday-THursday and FRIday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

The Nighthawk's Nest Advocacy Center will continue to monitor its department email ([email protected]) and will check voicemail daily.  Please leave your name banner ID and student email.  A staff member will reach out to you within 2 business days.

Request forms

In-Person and Remote Services

  • Case Management Services
  • Counseling, Mental Health, and Recovery Support Services

Other Servicses

Click here to take a Mental Health test and for more information

It is free of charge for enrolled students. 

Connectivity Resources
  • Assistive Technology
Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Vitual Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm (last student check-in at 9:30 pm) Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (last student check-in at 4:30 pm) Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (last student check-in at 4:30 pm)
Cristela Garcia Send email
(210) 486-5179
Ursella Castaneda, LMSW Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

Each Alamo College has a limited number of loaner laptops that students may borrow one semester at a time. These devices must be returned by the end of the semester. If we do not receive your laptop, a transcript hold that restricts your ability to get an official transcript will be put on your account until you return it. You will be ineligible to check out a laptop at any college. Students should contact their home college's Information Technology department to request a laptop.

Click here for details.

This program is for Alamo College enrolled students only.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
Updated within the last 2 months.

Our program is designed to assist students that may not be college ready gain the skills needed for a college training, without first completing developmental education or High School equivalency (GED).

The Alamo Adult Education Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development in order to succeed in technical training. Alamo Adult Education students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.

  • Earn a certification in a training field of your career pathway
  • Accelerated curriculum
  • Work-based learning/externships & Career services in certain trainings
  • Our Career Navigators case manage all students enrolled in classes.

Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, the Alamo Adult Education Program will work with you to get your GED and certification.

Click here for more information.

Click here for a list of FAQS.

Anyone applying for any Alamo Adult Education Program must attend the Smart Choice program.

The training is at no cost to the student; however, attendance is top priority to succeed and we hold students accountable for attendance. 

Alamo Adult Education Program Send email
(210) 485-0278
Updated within the last year