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Summer 2022 programs and events offered by Uvalde CISD include:

  • Advanced Academics
  • ACE Summer Programs
  • Summer Fine Arts Academy
  • Bilingual/Dual Language
  • Summer Sports Camps
  • STEAM Camp
  • Intervention and Enrichment Programs
Updated within the last 3 months.

BaSiC Prep Leadership Academy provides virtual one-on-one Math, Reading, and Writing tutoring. We also offer homework help and summer school.

Terrence Littlefield, M.Ed. Send email
(317) 434-4288
Updated within the last 4 months.

The Caroline B and John H Kampmann San Antonio Public Library Portal at the Briscoe Western Art Museum connects the community with history by telling stories of the past through digital and print content. Museum visitors can relax in a comfortable living room inspired space to browse iPads filled with historically rich material collected and prepared by the San Antonio Public Library.

We provide free Wi-Fi for personal devices; access to non-circulating books from SAPL's Texana Collection and other collections; iPad stations with free access to ebooks, databases, and other digital resources; assistance with research related to local and Western history and culture.

Connectivity Resources
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Updated within the last 4 months.

The SAISD Community Education program identifies, assesses and promotes the learning needs and interests of the community by building relationships with families and local community businesses. The goal is to create partnerships with families and community members that will increase participation in family enrichment activities.

The program is designed to raise student academic performance, attendance, and retention which strengthen the community and increase opportunities of an improved quality of life. In collaboration with over 45 community partners, SAISD offers free community education classes in the following strands:

  • Family Literacy
  • Healthy and Active Lives
  • Financial Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • College & Career Exploration to include TSI Prep
  • Community Enrichment and Leadership

Community member attendance in these classes enhance and upgrade employment skills and provide exposure to resources and support from the community that markedly increase participant self-confidence and advance their education, which allow them to assist their children academically and be a role model for family and friends.

Click here for more information or call us at 210-554-2453.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
Margarita Huantes Learning Center
(210) 554-2453
Updated within the last year
0.72 miles away, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1

580,257 volumes, including an extensive collection of Non-fiction located on the 2nd floor, Fiction located on the 5th floor, Media, Express and the Latino Collection and Resource Center located on the 1st floor, and Texana/Genealogy located on the 6th floor.

Special needs services and collections-including equipment are also available at the library-including the recent addition of the Children's Low Vision Reading Room on the 3rd floor.

The library contains an art gallery on the 1st floor with exhibits scheduled thought the year. As you explore the library you will also notice a number of art pieces from the library's collection situated throughout the library's seven-floor. On the 2nd floor, you can find the Marie Swartz Art Resource Center, which in partnership with the Southwest School of Art serves as the library of record for the School's BFA degree program.

VIA: 3, 4, 90, 95, 96, 97

Adult Changing Station available on the first floor of the Central Library across from the circulation desk.

Outside Wi-Fi Access 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Connectivity Resources
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Monday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Haley Holmes
(210) 207-2500
Updated within the last year
0.72 miles away, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1
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Texana/Genealogy services are currently available on the first floor of Central Library across from the main information desk during regular hours of operation.

Since 1995, the Texana/Genealogy Department has been located on the sixth floor of the Central Library at 600 Soledad Street downtown. The department occupies approximately 10,000 square feet. Within the Department are:

  • approximately 60,000 microforms
  • 75,000 books 
  • 110 drawers of archival files 
  • 11 map cabinets 
  • 300 cubic feet of archival collections.

Texana/Genealogy services are available by appointment, please call 210-207-2500, email, or through Ask MySAPL.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Heather Ferguson
(210) 207-2559
Updated within the last 1 month.

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Updated within the last 4 months.

IDEA Carver sets high expectations for every student and goes the extra mile to make sure every student realizes their own potential. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects is our recipe for success.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month

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Heather Gayle
Updated within the last 4 months.

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Esperanza Peace and Justice Center Gayle
Updated within the last 4 months.

Computer Technology – is offered to students in the after-school programs as both a skill and an instructional tool. Students develop a basic understanding of computer technology and the Internet, especially for research and report writing. The students also become familiar with standard office software, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, building proficiency, which leads to job opportunities for at-risk youth in San Antonio.

Computer technology as an instructional tool is offered to students with a particular focus on developing and refining reading and math skills. Students can access various programs that develop and enhance their achievement in math and reading.

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Computer Use
Patricia Karam, PhD
(210) 229-7827
Updated within the last 4 months.

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Updated within the last 4 months.
1.87 miles away, 123 Ralph St, San Antonio, TX, 78204 , D5

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio changes lives through high-quality afterschool and summer programs in a safe, affordable, and fun environment.

Afterschool Programming

BGCSA offers a weekday Afterschool Program for kids all through the school year! Our Clubhouses are open weekdays, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM, making it an easy choice for parents. The daily schedule begins with Power Hour™, an hour dedicated to homework help and completion.

Kids then rotate through age-appropriate activities! Kids will be able to enjoy gym and playground time, sports practices, reading or math tutoring, fine arts, and more! Our preteens and teenagers have more guided activities, such as college visits, career skills building, driving simulations, and leadership and community-service-focused clubs.

BGCSA offers more support by offering transportation to Clubhouse locations. Snacks and/or meals are also provided to all kids before they head home.

Click here to learn more.

Summer Programming

Our Summer Program provides structured activities and a safe place, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, during 6 weeks of summer break. Similar to our Afterschool Program, youth are engaged in age-appropriate activities focused on curbing the summer learning loss, building character, and forming healthy habits.

Additionally, kids get to attend Club-sponsored field trips to indoor swimming pools, local businesses, outdoor parks, and community attractions. Have no fear parents, kids won’t come home hungry! Healthy and balanced meals and snacks are provided throughout the day during summer programs.

Click here to learn more.

Core Programs

BGCA offers local Clubs tested, proven, and nationally recognized programs that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people. We aim to put our youth on the path to great futures!

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BGCSA serves kids ages 6 to 18 years old.

Call for membership availability.

Transportation from KIPP Un Mundo Elementary, KIPP Camino Middle School, KIPP Camino High School, YWLA Primary, Carvajal Elementary, Tafolla Middle School, Rhodes Middle School, and Lanier High School.

Membership is done annually, per session on a first-come, first-served basis at the Club of your choice.

All registrants must complete a membership application and complete the registration fee of $100/per child and $25/per teen.

Hardship scholarships are readily available, and all military youth or youth on Medicaid Amerigroup are free.

Registration fees are capped at $300 per family.

Click here to register.

*Except some school holidays
Updated within the last 3 months.

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Connie Jo Michel Send email
Updated within the last 4 months.

MAUC will survey the target audience annually to provide services and educational classes as determined by the family needs. MAUC provides the following services:

  • Parent Engagement. Prepares parents in understanding the school system and how they are able to advocate for their children and guide them through their school years all the way to receive a higher education in a college or university.
  • G.E.D. Classes. The “General Equivalent Diploma” is for adults 18 years of age and older that have not completed high school. This program prepares the student to take the GED “State Assessment” to acquire an alternative diploma to improve employment possibilities.
  • ESL Classes. “English as a Second Language” is a program that supports adult immigrants in learning English to improve their basic language skills and better opportunities for employment.
  • Nutrition Education. Nutrition Education assists parent(s) to understand the connection of good nutrition and physical activity such as exercise to promote good eating habits and family wellness.
  • Art for Adults. Free art classes for adults are offered to promote creativity and learn techniques in art acrylic painting on canvas.
  • Art for Children. Free art classes for children 7-12 years of age are offered to promote creativity, imagination and learn techniques in drawing and painting. Students also work on creative seasonal activities throughout the year.
  • Adult Literacy in Spanish. Centro de Estudios provides the opportunity for immigrant parent(s) from Mexico to continue their education in completing their “Primaria” and “Secundaria “so they may receive a “certificate of completion”. The ultimate goal is to assist (parent)s in entering a “G.E.D.” program that is offered in English or Spanish and to continue the parent(s) education in reading, writing and the ability to speak in English.

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

Crystal Requejo-De La Rosa Send email
(210) 978-0504
Eduardo Velasquez Send email
(210) 978-0522
Updated within the last 5 months.

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24/7
Updated within the last 4 months.

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24/7
Updated within the last 4 months.

Being a Reader™ provides comprehensive reading instruction, systematically developing both foundational skills and comprehension. This research-based program integrates rich literacy experiences with explicit social skills instruction and activities that foster students’ growth as responsible, caring, and collaborative people. 

Through an engaging combination of whole-class, small-group, and individualized instruction—including daily independent reading with teacher conferring—the Being a Reader program not only develops students’ reading proficiency, but also their love for reading and talking about books.

Being a Reader can be implemented as powerful, stand-alone Tier 1 instruction for grades K–2 or serve as a seamlessly integrated program within our comprehensive K–5 English Language Arts curriculum, Collaborative Literacy.

How It Works:
Being a Reader follows a continuum of reading development to meet each student at their instructional point of need and guide them to their next level of literacy through an engaging combination of whole-class, small-group, and individualized approaches. 

Each grade level includes either seven or eight instructional units organized around two instructional strands: Reading and Word Study.

The strands work together to develop comprehension, fluency, decoding strategies, word analysis, spelling, vocabulary, and independent reading. Progress monitoring and other assessment tools help teachers make informed, targeted instructional decisions to ensure reading success for every child.

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Dawn Castilleja Send email
(817) 320-7928
Updated within the last 4 months.

Comprehensive Writing Instruction

Create a classroom culture of writing and collaboration.

Whether implemented as a standalone program or seamlessly integrated as a module in our comprehensive ELA curriculum, Collaborative Literacy, Being a Writer is a proven, research-based writing curriculum for grades K–5.

Combining a writing process approach with guided instruction, Being a Writer is student-centered, rigorous writing instruction for students in grades K–5. The program’s dual goals – fostering students’ growth as capable, skilled writers and caring, respectful members of their classroom community – make Being a Writer unique among writing curricula.

Grades: K-5

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Dawn Castilleja Send email
(817) 320-7928
Updated within the last 4 months.

Collaborative Classroom Book Clubs for Grades 3-6.

Support Student Literacy, Strengthen Independent Reading, and Empower Small Group Learning.

When students love books, they can’t put them down and can’t resist talking about them. Inspire a love of literacy and explore a whole new way for readers to learn together through Collaborative Classroom Book Clubs.

Utilizing research-based best practices for small-group reading, Collaborative Classroom Book Clubs provide the foundational lessons for setting up independent, student-led book clubs and a variety of mini-lessons that can be used to support and deepen book discussions.

Great for use as either a companion to Collaborative Literacy or as a stand-alone program, Collaborative Classroom Book Clubs for grades 3-6 combines great books, differentiated small-group and individualized reading, and social skills development.

What’s Included:

  • A Teacher’s Manual containing lessons for Small-group Reading and Book Clubs
  • Sets of carefully selected, grade-appropriate fiction and nonfiction texts used during the lessons
  • Digital resources including articles, assessment forms, and images

Grades: 3-6.

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Dawn Castilleja Send email
(817) 320-7928
Updated within the last 4 months.

Discover the transformative power of Collaborative Literacy—a comprehensive K–5 curriculum that builds strong and knowledgeable readers and writers, creates vibrant and caring classroom communities and empowers teachers to deepen their knowledge and expertise. 

Comprehensive, research-based reading instruction that systematically develops both foundational skills and comprehension

High-quality, high-interest fiction and nonfiction texts selected not only to support the instructional focus of each lesson but also for equitable representation

Knowledge building through the integration of reading and writing experiences. Students actively foster their curiosity, build their knowledge, and become experts on topics that truly matter to them.

English learner pre-teaching, extension, and point-of-need supports that help teachers provide scaffolding and prepare English learners to participate confidently in lessons

Integrated social-skills development that creates a caring, supportive classroom community and nurtures students’ sense of responsibility for their own learning and behavior

Embedded, continuous professional learning that empowers teachers to expand their content knowledge and deepen their pedagogical expertise as they teach

Formative and summative assessments that support instructional decision-making for the class, groups of students with similar points of need, and individual students

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Contact Dawn Castilleja to schedule a presentation.
Dawn Castilleja Send email
(817) 320-7928
Updated within the last 4 months.

Whole-Class Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary:

Making Meaning provides a full year of research-based, whole-class reading comprehension and vocabulary instruction, using increasingly complex texts across a wide range of genres for grades 3–5.

The program offers complete support for daily independent reading, integrated development of social skills, regular student-teacher conferences, and optional integrated book clubs.

Making Meaning can be implemented as powerful, stand-alone instruction for grades 3–5 or serve as a seamlessly integrated program within our comprehensive K–5 English Language Arts curriculum, Collaborative Literacy.

Grades: 3-5.

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Dawn Castilleja Send email
(817) 320-7928
Updated within the last 4 months.

SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) is a research-based decoding intervention program proven to help new and struggling readers in grades K-12 build skills and confidence for fluent, independent reading.

The SIPPS program provides a structured literacy approach to foundational skills instruction through explicit instructional routines focused on phonological awareness, spelling-sounds, and sight words.

The systematic scope and sequence supports students who struggle with decoding, including students identified with dyslexia, in an accelerative approach. Each SIPPS level corresponds to a specific stage of reading development: simple alphabetic, spelling pattern, and polysyllabic/morphemic. Daily SIPPS lessons and reading practice in appropriate texts help readers achieve automaticity and accuracy, which in turn allow them to focus on comprehension.

Whether used as a stand-alone intervention or integrated to support foundational skills in Collaborative Literacy programs, the SIPPS program allows students to:

  • Respond orally during the foundational skills routines and receive immediate, strategic feedback.
  • Demonstrate mastery of learning at regular intervals through criterion-referenced tests.
  • Read controlled-vocabulary text to practice the words and concepts taught.
  • Engage with books at appropriate levels to build fluency and increase confidence.

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Contact Dawn Castilleja to schedule a presentation.
Dawn Castilleja Send email
(817) 320-7928
Updated within the last 4 months.

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Ginna Ballard Send email
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Mary Field
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Alicia Perez
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2.42 miles away, 925 Gulf St, San Antonio, TX, 78202 , D2

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Tynan Early Childhood Education Center Send email
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Jacob Lopez
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Benita Street Little Free Library
Updated within the last 4 months.

IDEA Eastside sets high expectations for every student and goes the extra mile to make sure every student realizes their own potential. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects is our recipe for success.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

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DAR Blessed Sacrament Academy Library
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Hillcrest Elementary Tigers
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