San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Acts of Hope Center (Nonprofit )

Acts of Hope Center (AHC) is a nonprofit organization founded for the sole purpose of applying contemporary evidence-based solutions to some of the most troubling problems of our time.

The institutional capacity of the organization is grounded in a wide range of outstanding programs that focus on: (1) community health, (2) education, and (3) job training, with a strong emphasis on resilience.

The way we see it, resilience and sustainable positive change go hand in hand, because resilience is the natural capacity that individuals and groups have to adapt and thrive, even when facing overwhelming challenges or catastrophic events.

Target Population: Low-income children ages 0-17 and adults 18 years of age and over.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arlynn Ellis - President/CEO Send email
(210) 757-0691
Josefa Acuna - Program Leader Send email
(210) 757-0691

Our education program provides ongoing impact to families through classes, training, and support in the following forms: 

  • parenting support groups and classes
  • home-visits
  • tutoring
  • GED
  • computer and financial literacy
  • Art and design
  • reading & writing
  • we provide mentorship

Target Population: Low-income children ages 0-17 and adults 18 years of age and over.

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Computer Use
Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arlynn Ellis Send email
(210) 757-0691
Josefa Acuna Send email
(210) 757-0691
Updated within the last 4 months.

Food and snack bags for children, seniors, and those with special needs are distributed to registered community members. You can register online here.

  • Must register online or in person to participate.
  • Application providing household information is required.
  • Diapers are also available.

Free.

First and Third Wednesday of the Month: 10:00 AM
Arlynn Ellis Send email
(210) 757-0691
Josefa Acuna Send email
(210) 757-0691
Updated within the last 4 months.

Our jobs training program is designed to provide skills training to individuals looking to improve for a new job opportunity and a way to grow and increase their educational assets.

Some of the training sessions are in:

  • resume building
  • interviewing
  • customer service
  • construction certifications
  • computer literacy

We also work hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs—people who can’t find work but are interested and have what it takes to start a small business.

This program is designed to: 

(1) empower San Antonians with a disability to be employed

(2) connect recent college graduates and older adults, who have no disability but can't find work, with employers through work readiness partnerships and real job opportunities. 

Target Population:  18 years of age and over.

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Computer Use
Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arlynn Ellis Send email
(210) 757-0691
Josefa Acuna Send email
(210) 757-0691
Updated within the last 4 months.

Voices of Hope is part of our educations program designed for children ages 6-18: ethnically diverse and all backgrounds. Our desire is to impact the world through music rich in hope; allowing our youth to express themselves one note at a time.

If you would like to register your child, please click here:

Voices of Hope Registration Form

Target Population: Low-income children ages 6-19.

This program is completely free of charge and open to all children within the age group stated despite social or economic barriers.

Free.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arylnn Ellis Send email
(210) 757-0691
Josefa Acuna Send email
(210) 757-0691
Updated within the last 4 months.

Help Us Make a Difference!

Click here to contact us.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Arylnn Ellis Send email
(210) 757-0691
Josefa Acuna Send email
(210) 455-6989
Updated within the last year