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To learn about top industries in our area and training opportunities with WSA, click any of the following links to review and download that career industry's fact sheet.

Updated within the last 4 months.

CareerOneStop is…

  • your source for employment information and inspiration;
  • the place to manage your career;
  • your pathway to career success;
  • tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals;
  • sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

CareerOneStop products include:

Business Center
CareerOneStop.org/BusinessCenter
A one-stop source for help hiring, training, and retaining a strong workforce.

GetMyFuture
CareerOneStop.org/GetMyFuture
Offers career, training, and job search resources to young adults aged 14 to 24.

Credentials Center
CareerOneStop.org/Credentials
Helps individuals plan, locate, and pay for education, training, and other credentials to help them start, change, or advance their careers.

Disaster Recovery Services
CareerOneStop.org/DRS
Quick access to a range of employment and related resources for people and businesses impacted by floods and other recent disasters.

Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders
CareerOneStop.org/ExOffenders
Tools and resources to help job seekers with a criminal record explore careers, get training, and find a job.

mySkills myFuture
mySkillsmyFuture.org
Helps laid-off workers and other career changers explore new careers that may use the skills and experience gained in previous jobs.

Veteran and Military Transition Center
CareerOneStop.org/Veterans
A one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.

Competency Model Clearinghouse
CareerOneStop.org/CompetencyModel
Validated industry competency models and tools to build a custom model and career ladder/lattice for your industry.

CareerOneStop Mobile App
Mobile Apps
CareerOneStop offers six mobile apps for job seekers including Find an American Job Center, Find a Job, Veterans Job Search, Salary Finder, Training Finder, and Unemployment Insurance.

Updated within the last year

We provide clothing, shoes, and hygiene items to homeless veterans that are in need. We partner with the shelter for homeless veterans to help those that served our country. No veteran should be homeless after putting their lives on the line for their country.

We offer free financial literacy classes as preventative measures to reduce homelessness in our military population. The classes are designed to teach how money works, how to invest, and how to utilize VA home loans.

Veterans; must show a need and a provide military ID or DD214.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jacqueline Smith - CEO Send email
(210) 646-8408
Updated within the last year

Young Adult Stability and Support Program (YASS Center) is a youth drop-in center exclusively for young adults (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness.

The YASS Center provides youth access to:

  • a safe place to rest
  • career guidance
  • education
  • employment
  • housing assistance
  • ID recovery
  • computers and charging 
  • mental health support
  • and more

YASS center is located on the third floor of the Travis Park Church in downtown San Antonio. YASS services are delivered in a confidential, judgment-free zone. All who seek our assistance are treated with respect. 

Young adults 18-24 who are homeless or at risk.

Free

Unhoused
  • ID Recovery
Hours Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last week

The TX FAME Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) program allows individuals to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technology through St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus while working for a TX FAME company.

In this two-year Department of Labor registered apprenticeship, individuals attend classes two days a week and spend the remaining three days at their sponsoring company.

The benefit to the individual is that they are earning while learning, getting their education, and building their resume all at the same time...and with the potential of zero student debt!

Individuals must both apply and be accepted to Alamo Colleges and a TX FAME company for the duration of the program.

TX FAME companies have the flexibility of upskilling incumbent employees through this program or interviewing and bringing on an external candidate.

Application is a two-step process. Candidates must submit both an ApplyTexas application and a TX FAME application. Below are checklists for each application that explain each step and the appropriate documents needed. For application assistance, please contact Fernando Rover.

  • Must be 18 years or older to apply.
  • To access the TX FAME application checklist, click here.
  • To access the ApplyTexas application checklist, click here.
  • Must score at or above the minimum Texas Success Initiative (TSI) scores for College Readiness (Reading: 350 Mathematics: 351). For TSI Exemptions, please click here.
Fernando Rover - Liaison – Workforce Development Send email
(210) 452-6959
Updated within the last year

This program demystifies industry for high school students through half a day of work-based learning. The experience allows students to see career options firsthand and gain skills that employers need.

Our 2021 Regional Job Shadow took place March 1-5 with 12,800+ high school students participating virtually. Instead of the traditional workplace visit, over 40 employers shared 100+ videos with students across the region to give them a look at what real careers look like across 15 industries. Check out our Job Shadow press conference and learn how the program helps guide San Antonio's future workforce in their career exploration.

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 3 months.
0.35 miles away, 703 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D1

Our trained staff can help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I write my resume to highlight my experience and get the attention of recruiters?
  • How do I search for and apply to jobs that meet my needs?
  • What careers am I interested in and how do I get started?
  • What should I expect during an interview and how do I make a good first impression?
  • What workplace skills do I need to be successful at my new job?
  • What are the best ways to apply for government jobs?

Our staff provides one-on-one career coaching that focuses on:

  • Identifying your career interests
  • Developing or updating your resume
  • Connecting to employers
  • Completing online job applications
  • Practicing interview tactics
  • Preparing for the first day of your job

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

For Loredo information, call 956-766-4016.

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

Admissions office
(210) 924-8581
Updated within the last 2 months.

With many students leaving high school unprepared to enter post-secondary education and/or the workforce, Goodwill San Antonio developed and implemented the Career Navigator program in 8 local high schools with a focus on increasing career awareness, job readiness, and college success. The career navigators serve over 1,700 juniors and seniors, providing assistance with post-secondary planning including:

  • Identifying a career path
  • Completing and submitting college and financial aid applications
  • Joining the military
  • Applying for a job
Updated within the last year

Personalized Career & Training Assistance for Justice-Involved Clients.

Goodwill Reentry Services understands the unique challenges individuals face when reentering into society after being incarcerated, from reconnecting with family to finding employment.

Our staff provides one-on-one career coaching with a focus on:

  • Identifying your career interests
  • Developing your resume
  • Practicing interview skills
  • Completing online job applications
  • Connecting to employers or training programs

Additionally, individuals have the opportunity to enroll in training programs, which include construction trades, warehousing, and logistics.

Requirements:

  • At least18 yrs old
  • Have a Valid ID
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Released from prison within the last 2 years
  • Currently on Parole, Probation, or Supervised Release
  • Can work full-time

If you are interested in finding out more, send an email to Reentry Services at [email protected].

Reentry Services Send email

We can help you plan for the career of your choice.

Click here to learn more.

Free.

By appointment only
San Antonio ISD – Adult Education & Literacy
(210) 554-2450
Success for Adult Learners
(210) 370-5498
Updated within the last month

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

cafecollege provides FIVE key services:

  • Helping students set and keep short- and long-term academic and career goals by building a college-going culture.
  • Increasing awareness of career opportunities and assisting with planning of career paths, to include increasing student knowledge and awareness of STEM fields for career opportunities in San Antonio.
  • Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college entry and enrollment.
  • Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college entry and enrollment.
  • Providing guidance and coaching as students transition from high school to college with confidence and success, as well as opportunities for character development, including the essential skills needed to become an effective leader.

High school students and adults with college aspirations but no college credit.

Free.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
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: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

*No appointment necessary.
Rose Ann San Martin - Program Director
Updated within the last month

Upgrade is a program in San Antonio focused on supporting adults who have some college credit and have not yet finished their degree or certificate.

Our staff assist students through continuous advising and case management to ensure college success.

  • College Application and Enrollment Assistance
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • College Transfer Planning
  • Career Exploration
  • Transcript Evaluations
  • 1-on-1 Advising
  • College and Career Presentations

Adults with some college credit but no degree.

Free.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
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: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

*Make an appointment with an advisor.
Rose Ann San Martin - Program Director Send email
(210) 207-4563
Updated within the last month

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program aims to help residents achieve economic independence in five years.

The self-paced, voluntary program helps Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program participants set goals to achieve in five years and earn an escrow check following program completion.

During the program, participants will receive or have access to:

  • One-on-One Case Management
  • Referral Services
  • Money Management Classes
  • Education and Training
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Exploration
  • Job Search
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Parenting Skills
  • Workshops
  • Communication Skills
FSS Program
(210) 477-6026
Updated within the last month
0.80 miles away, 910 N Flores, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

This program provides financial assistance to households who have become homeless and require short or mid-term assistance to be able to regain housing stability.

Clients/households are referred by the Coordinated Entry system and through the hotline from the City of San Antonio.

Case Management is required to participate in this program.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Kaitlyn Rivera
(210) 352-2020

Career Gear is a non-profit organization that builds strong families and communities by empowering low-income men to overcome barriers and achieve self-sufficiency. We promote the economic independence of low-income men by providing financial literacy training, a network of support, professional attire, career development tools, job-readiness and essential life-skills training that help men enter the workforce, stay employed and become role models and mentors to their families and communities.

Career Gear provides professional clothing, mentoring and life-skills to help men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families and communities..

Career Gear Clothing Boutique has a large selection of sizes and colors. Clients pick out their business outfit with the help of a Direct Service Coordinator.

Low-income men only.

Free

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last week

Clients have access to more than 300 on-line courses, at no charge, to expand or reinforce their skills sets. They may also test and receive certificates to validate their skills for prospective employers.

Must be enrolled in Dress for Success or Career Gear programs.

Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last year

We are a networking organization for the women of Dress for Success, a place to empower yourself, a place to give back.
At a PWG meeting, we begin with networking time and then a speaker shares in their area of expertise.

Topics taught and discussed include:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Health and Wellness
  • Balancing Work and Life
  • Time Management
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Image Consulting

Women only.

Free.

Second Thursday: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Networking time is available 30 minutes before the meeting.)
Lisa Trefger - Leader Send email
(210) 913-2424
Thelma Flores - Client Services Send email
(210) 737-1515
Updated within the last year

The Dual Generation program is focused on helping parents go to college or job training and making sure their children receive an appropriate developmental level of education. We can provide childcare for the parents to attend school/training and assist with job placement after completion (or during if needed).

Tuition assistance available for job training programs:

  • GED/High School Diploma
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL)
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeping / QuickBooks
  • Medical Front Office
  • Phlebotomy
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Electrical Trade Skills Training

Monthly support and access to:

  • Financial Empowerment Sessions
  • Job & Career Exploration
  • Parenting Classes
  • Quality Childcare
  • Resume Building
  • Supportive Services
  • Transportation Assistance

To qualify, a family must:

  • have at least 1 child aged 0-10; and
  • live in one of these zip codes: 78202, 78203, 78205, 78207, 78208, 78210, 78215, 78218, 78219, 78220, 78222, 78227, 78237.
Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 5 months.

Chrysalis Ministries offers in house life skill classes for all clients. We also partner with multiple non-profits to help further client's education.

Available classes:

  • Job Readiness and Career Development with 2 annual job fairs (No fee required)
  • Money Management
  • 12 Step Faith-based Substance Abuse and Recovery (NA & AA)
  • Anger Management Class ($55 fee)
  • Theft Addiction and Recovery
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Seeking Safety: PTSD and Substance Abuse Pastoral Counseling (No fee)
  • Parenting Classes (No fee)
  • Moral Recognition Therapy (No fee)

Click here for program times & dates.

Fees vary.

Updated within the last year

Ready to Work is unprecedented. No other city in the nation is supporting its residents like we are. With over $110 million in tuition assistance, hundreds of employers, training providers and colleges, community organizations and workforce agencies, we are in it together, for you.

Ready to Work makes continuing your education and finding a quality job easier for you. Your personal Ready to Work coach will help you with every step of the process, from understanding your specific situation, coaching you through career and education planning, enrolling and paying for your classes, increasing your confidence and soft skills, updating your resume, preparing you for interviews, connecting you to new job opportunities, and helping you thrive in your job.

Your journey begins with step one – Register online, call 3-1-1, or visit a Ready To Work Partner Agency.

Our full list of programs can be found here.

Our full list of employers can be found here.

Our Partner Agency, Chrysalis Ministries, provides hands-on case management services to help for inmates and their families as they overcome the consequences of incarceration. Eligibility Requirements can be found here.

Services include:

  • Intake
  • Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Referrals for Training
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Cynthia Rivera - Programs Director Send email
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 5 months.

Thrive’s emergency shelter is housed on the campus of Haven for Hope and provides 10 young adults with shelter for up to 6 months.

The core services at our emergency shelter include not only basic needs of food and shelter but individually tailored and youth-directed case management plans to help young adults move forward in exiting homelessness.

Thrive assists young adults with linkage to resources such as ID recovery, counseling, medical services, gender-affirming care, educational opportunities, and vocational training in a safe and supportive environment.

Our focus is to help remove barriers that young adults may encounter in seeking services and help guide them toward their next move in achieving their goals.

LGBTQ youth and young adults.

Free.

Age / Family Makeup
  • LGBTQ+
Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: - See Below
Sunday: - See Below

Saturday and Sunday Open 24 Hours. Call Line Open 24/7
Sandra Whitley - Executive Director Send email
(210) 212-2935
Updated within the last week

The SBA created the 504 loan program to help entrepreneurs finance commercial real estate and equipment for their businesses. Businesses use these loans to finance fixed asset acquisitions such as:

  • Purchases of existing buildings
  • Land purchases and improvements
  • New facility construction
  • Existing facility modernizations,
    renovations, and conversions
  • Long-term machinery purchases
  • Some furniture and fixtures

Businesses in operation for 2 or more years can also use 504 loans to refinance existing debt that meets the following criteria:

  • A non-federal loan
  • Outstanding for 2 or more years
  • Current on all payments for the last 12 months
  • It was used originally (85% or more) to finance eligible 504 uses (see above)

The graph to the right shows how LiftFund partners with a participating lender (typically a bank) to finance part of the project. Most projects require a 50-40-10 (Bank Loan-SBA/CDC-Owner) split. However, businesses and/or projects considered “special purpose” require an additional 10% from the owner.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

LiftFund provides affordable loans and education to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to credit from commercial sources.

In response to the economic impact the pandemic has had on small businesses, LiftFund has partnered with various organizations to offer economic relief funding to local entrepreneurs.

Please click here to see available programs.

Free.

By appointment only.
Updated within the last 1 month.

MEC's 10-Week Cohort Program offers a curriculum-based intensive accelerator program for minority, women, and veteran small business owners seeking to accelerate their growth. The program is taught by successful business owners who share their expert advice on how to grow your business.

The program is especially suited for established businesses (minimum 2-3 years in operation), or for nonprofit agencies who seek to accelerate their growth through a rigorous curriculum and under the guidance of the Maestro mentorship program. For questions regarding the cohort, email [email protected] or call (210) 693-9710. Please make sure you allocate an ample amount of time to complete the application. Additionally,

Program Requirements: Applicants will be scored per section by a review panel made up of community leaders and industry experts.

The applicant will need to commit to attend 2-hour sessions for 10 weeks, as well as Meet the Buyers (session 11) and graduation ceremony.

Application Fee: $200 to be paid upon selection and $100 to be reimbursed if all 12 sessions are attended.

(Please use a computer when filling out the application, as the use of a cellular device might create technical difficulties.)

The Maestro Entrepreneurship Program is made possible through The Woodforest Foundry, a grant by Woodforest National Bank and in partnership with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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

Do you dread going to work each morning? Did you “follow your passion” but now find yourself feeling unfulfilled and frustrated? Are you wondering if changing careers is the right move for you?

To experience a fully happy life, it’s important to have a career that you love. But a recent study concluded that over 50% of Americans are dissatisfied (if not downright unhappy) with their work. This dissatisfaction can lead to stress, anxiety and even depression. This unhappiness can also bleed over into your personal life, negatively impacting the relationships you have with friends and loved ones.

Career counseling can help you choose or completely change a career at any stage in your life. Embarking on a new career, though exciting, can also be incredibly stressful, and most people find they could use some help navigating the journey.

Career counselors have been trained to provide concrete career information resources and discuss career development.

In a career counseling session, you and your counselor may discuss:

  • Your particular skills or talents to determine which career may align best
  • Higher educational requirements and opportunities
  • Potential earnings of various careers
  • Daily working environments
  • Opportunities for advancement

If you “followed your passion” but ended up in a career that no longer suits you, career counseling can help you figure out which direction to go next.

If you’re interested in exploring career counseling, please reach out so we can schedule an appointment. Let’s get back on the right track.

Rates

  • $120 per session (Individual)
  • $150 per session (Couples)

Pay by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Monday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
Updated within the last month

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary five-year incentive program that allows Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing residents to accrue money in an escrow account as their earned income increases, allowing participants to become self-sufficient. Any increases in the family’s rent as a result of increased earned income during the family’s participation in the program results in a credit to the family’s escrow account. Once a family successfully graduates from the program, they may access the escrow and use it for any purpose. The FSS program does not affect eligibility for continued housing.

Upon successful completion of the FSS program, the escrow money saved can be used for any financial or educational goal the participant chooses. While completing homeownership and credit counseling classes may be required goals, the main purpose of the FSS program is to educate and transition FSS participants towards economic independence and financial empowerment.

The FSS Coordinator works with FSS participants in creating a plan to meet both individual and program goals. In conjunction with community partners, participants will be assisted with the tools needed to become self-sufficient, including but not limited to:

  • Job Skills Training
  • Employment counseling
  • Educational and scholarship opportunities
  • Homeownership classes and counseling
  • Financial literacy classes and counseling

All Bexar County residents receiving assistance through the Housing Authority of Bexar County’s (HABC) Housing Choice Voucher or Public Housing programs are eligible to participate in the FSS program, including all adult family members. As the requirement of the program dictates, only earned wages are calculated for the escrow incentive.

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: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Hermie Mermea - FSS Supervisor
(210) 231-2012
Updated within the last year
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The Victory Center at San Antonio College provides the following services:

  • Academic Advising
  • Education Benefit Certification
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Hazlewood Exemption
  • Tuition Assistance
  • MyCAA
  • Transition and Career Center (TRAC)
  • Student Lounge (Den)
  • Tutoring Center (English and Math)
  • Veteran Disability Claims Assistance
  • PTSD Foundation Life Coaching and Support Group
  • VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (VSOC)

This program serves serve veterans, active duty military, and their families.

The Office of Veterans Affairs assists all eligible veterans obtain financial assistance and information on Veterans Benefits while they attend San Antonio College.

Students using VA education and Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E)(formerly VocRehab), Hazlewood and Tuition Assistance benefits request certification of benefits through their home campus each semester.

Benefit certification requests should be submitted well in advance of the payment deadlines if the benefit being used will cover all or part of the student's tuition bill.    

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 3 months.

The Dual Generation program is focused on helping parents go to college or job training and making sure their children receive an appropriate developmental level of education. We can provide childcare for the parents to attend school/training and assist with job placement after completion (or during if needed).

Tuition assistance available for job training programs:

  • GED/High School Diploma
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeping / QuickBooks
  • Medical Front Office
  • Phlebotomy
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Electrical Trade Skills Training

Monthly support and access to:

  • Financial Empowerment Sessions
  • Job & Career Exploration
  • Parenting Classes
  • Quality Childcare
  • Resume Building
  • Supportive Services
  • Transportation Assistance

To qualify, a family must:

  • have at least 1 child aged 0-10; and
  • live in one of these zip codes: 78202, 78203, 78205, 78207, 78208, 78210, 78215, 78218, 78219, 78220, 78222, 78227, 78237.
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

Georgette Chapa - Center Director Send email
(210) 220-1788 x: 1102
Updated within the last 5 months.

At the foundation of all programs is the nine-month Parenting and Early Childhood Education offered parents and their children under the age of four. Families attend once a week Monday–Thursday from September to May. Services are comprehensive and designed to enhance the child-rearing skills of parents in order to foster the healthy development of their children and ensure school readiness in their children.

Parents are supported in meeting their educational and personal growth goals in ensuring economic stability. Monthly home visits assess the family home environment and reinforce lessons learned in the classroom. Support services are provided to parents in order for them to begin building safety nets of support to strengthen their families. Classes are provided in Spanish and English.

The Services to Fathers Component is integrated into the Parent-Child Education Program. This program provides weekly interactive fatherhood classes presented in a support group setting validating their personal experiences with life copying mechanism. In addition, couples learn about anger and stress management, domestic violence prevention, how to express their emotions in a positive manner, and the community support and opportunities to achieve their goals.

Services Provided:

  • 9-month Parenting Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Home Visitations

Support Services:

  • Nutrition Services and Education
  • Access to Health and Dental Services
  • Access to Mental Health Services and ECI
  • Linkage to Community Resources
  • Transportation (specific to boundaries)

Services to Fathers:

  • Adult Education
  • Workforce Pathways
  • College Technical Assistance and Support
  • Financial Literacy
  • Parental Engagement and Leadership

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have a child under 4 years old or be a parent
  • Meet income federal poverty guidelines

Service Area Target:

  • Zip codes 78207, 78228, 78237, 78204, 78221, 78211
  • Bexar County
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

Georgette Chapa - Center Director Send email
(210) 223-3667
(210) 220-1788 x: 1102
Updated within the last 5 months.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is providing free membership for military youth in order to reduce barriers to community and confront the unique challenges facing these young people.

For 30 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the U.S. Armed Services have partnered to provide support and services to military-connected youth on- and off-installation. Because military-connected youth face unique challenges, Boys & Girls Clubs of America helps them access specialized opportunities, cultivate lifelong friendships, and develop the necessary resilience to build great futures.

From rural areas, schools, and inner cities, to military installations and on Native lands, a Boys & Girls Club or affiliated Youth Center can be found in all 50 states and 16 countries worldwide, doing whatever it takes to provide a safe environment to help children succeed.

Military families can begin the registration process by contacting Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio directly at the phone number or email below.

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

STEM programming for Latina girls to improve their access and understanding of education and career opportunities in STEM-related fields - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Major Program Components:

  • Career exploration: Expose Latina youth to varied career paths they would not learn at home or in school
  • College readiness: Tour college campuses in and outside San Antonio
  • Enhanced math and science tutoring: Devote specific tutoring hours to math and science beyond homework completion
  • Parent Engagement: Engage parents with career opportunities to offset gender bias around Latina career choices
  • STEM curriculum throughout the entire year

Funded by The Eva Longoria Foundation whose mission is to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 6 to 18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED Summer Hours: Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 5 months.