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Excel Beyond the Bell San Antonio began in 2012 as a professional network to develop and ensure standards for five-star youth development programs and to ensure young people in Bexar County have access to the developmental relationships they need to succeed.

Data provided to the network from local school districts helps all partners better understand young people in their organizations and it empowers youth development leaders to not just anecdotally know why developmental relationships are important — it provides them with evidence on which to base organizational decisions.

Shelby Drayton - Manager
(210) 787-4655
0.57 miles away, 637 N Main, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at CAST Tech High School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
CAST Tech High School
(210) 554-2700

Connect with training, educational tools and social services through the Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program. The program is open to all residents participating in SAHA programs.

Services:

  • Individual Training and Service Plans
  • Job Training
  • Resume Development and Job Search Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • College Preparation Assistance
  • GED and Literacy Training
  • Financial Literacy
  • Life Skills Workshops Including Money Management, Credit Repair, Parenting, Personal Development

Must be SAHA Program Resident.

Contact Info:

  • East Side and North East: 210-559-3329
  • South Side and Medical Center: 210-823-0637
  • Westside: 210-557-0123

The Goslinowski Social Services Center provides assistance to individuals and families in a crisis situation to meet their basic and emergency needs in order to prevent homelessness. Services include utility, and food assistance.

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

Healthy Relationships is a multisession, small-group, skills-building program for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. The program is designed to reduce participants’ stress related to safer sexual behaviors and disclosure of their serostatus to family, friends, and sex partners. The program is based on Social Cognitive Theory, which states that persons learn by observing other people successfully practice new behavior.

  • Defining stress and reinforcing coping skills with HIV-positive people across three life areas:
  • Disclosing to family and friends
  • Disclosing to sex partners, and
  • Building healthier and safer relationships
  • Using modeling, role-play, and feedback to teach and practice skills related to coping with stress.
  • Teaching decision-making skills around the issue of disclosure of HIV status.
  • Providing participants with personal feedback reports to motivate a change of risky behaviors and continuance of protective behaviors.
  • Using popular movie clips to set up scenarios around disclosure and risk reduction to stimulate discussions and role-plays.

Click here for more information or to register.

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.)
Kenna Rickett - Co-leader Send email
(210) 737-1515
Lorraine Hernandez - Co-leader
0.94 miles away, 222 S Comal, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

Individuals returning from a period of incarceration or who are on probation or parole and are looking to plan their personal comeback can find assistance at the Bexar County Reentry Center.

Our Reentry team can help you increase your level of employability, obtain higher educational levels, and acquire specialized job training. A variety of other services and resources are also available to you as well.  Call us for an appointment!

Available services include:

  • Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) classes
  • Anger Management Classes
  • Battering Intervention Prevention Program (BIPP) Classes through CATS
  • Cite & Release
  • Food, Clothing, and Hygiene Supplies
  • Free MRT Classes
  • GED Placement, Testing, and Tutoring
  • Government Benefits Enrollment
  • ID Recovery
  • Interview Prep and Job Search Assistance
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Readiness and Resume Writing
  • Job Training Programs
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Recovery Coaching for Substance Use Disorder
  • Spiritual Guidance and Networking
  • Trauma Support Groups for Men & Women
  • Utility Assistance
  • Veteran Services
  • Other Specialized Services

This program is for formerly incarcerated individuals who need resources to successfully transition back into the community.

Free.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 500 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 Appointments are preferred.

Pride Center San Antonio in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas launched a brand new, first of its kind in the nation, site-based mentoring group for LGBTQ youth December 2015. The unique program will assist some of the most vulnerable and at-risk youth by partnering them with LGBTQ affirming role models. Program mentors will be comprised of people who lead and live successful and "Out" and "Proud" LGBTQ lives within our communities.

Call or email for more information.

Promotoras are state-certified community health workers who offer in-home parenting courses focusing on parenting strengths, growth and development of children, establishing nuturing routines, and guiding children's behavior. The parent education classes uses hands-on curriculum with a concurrent children's program, educational groups, follow-up services, and networking activities. The goal is to ensure children are kindergarten ready and children have a safe, nuturing home.

A unique pilot program created by Councilwoman Gonzales, along with Family Service, it uses a peer-to-peer mentor model, allowing trained community members know as Promotoras, also parents in the same targeted zip code areas, to provide valuable in-home healthcare education to families.

District 5, zip codes 78207 and 78205 primarily, but the Promotoras can serve families throughout Bexar County.

Family Service Association offers numerous professional counseling services including Individual, Couples, Family, Group, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Consultations.

We also provide educational groups such as Anger Management and Domestic Violence Prevention designed to help maintain personal wellness.

Services are offered locally in the San Antonio metropolitan area and our rural locations. The services are provided through a combination of at-home and office-based visits. Our licensed counselors are available on days, evenings, Saturdays, and by special appointment.

Our counseling professionals provide services to include working with children, youth, families, and seniors. Our team has many specialized skills to address a wide range of counseling needs. Services are offered for both short and long-term depending on individual needs. We are available to assist with the following:

  • Anger Management
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief Support
  • LGBT Issues
  • Life Skills
  • Parenting
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Victimization from Crime
  • And more!

Counseling services are now available in both in-person and telehealth formats at the discretion of the client, following an initial enrollment session in-person.

For more information, please contact the Family Service Behavioral Health Counseling team at 210-299-2406. 

Funding is provided by United Way, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Client Fees, School Districts, Medicaid, Private Contracts, Private Insurance, Criminal Justice Division (CJD) Grant, and Office of Attorney General (OAG) Grant.

Supported Employment is an additional service that CHCS consumers are able to receive to assist them in finding and obtaining employment, and teaches them the skills necessary to manage their mental illness while maintaining employment.

Haven for Hope
(210) 261-1084

Prospera believes that a strong investment in adult education and development provides comprehensive opportunities to build an enhanced community, increase cultural diversity, and strengthen the economy. We strive to encourage self-endurance to motivate our adult residents to explore educational opportunities by promoting the value of long-term benefits including better jobs, increased wages, and overall prosperous quality of life. Our Services Managers play a vital role in helping residents locate and enroll in appropriate adult programs and services available in our Community Learning Centers as per the needs and interests of the residents at each property as well as the resources available in the surrounding community.

Adult programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • GED Preparation
  • ESL Classes
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Parenting Programs
  • Financial Literacy and Budgeting
  • Computer Literacy
  • Home Ownership and Credit Counseling
  • Job Fairs and Job Skills Training
  • Online Employment Searches and Application Assistance
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups

This program is for residents of Vista Verde Apartments .

Our emergency shelter is located on Haven for Hope's campus. We currently have 10 beds for LGBTQ young adults ages 18-24, and are one of two LGBTQ-specific emergency shelters in the state of Texas. Our residents have access to safe living quarters, meals, showers, laundry facilities, hygiene supplies, and other basic living needs, but also have access to many other services and resources to help them work towards self-sufficiency and exiting homelessness:

  • Strengths-based support, including an individual case management plan that meets the resident's specific needs and goals.
  • Education Services: If needed, residents can be connected with an off-campus GED or high school diploma recovery program. Our partnership with Workforce Solutions Alamo connects our young adults to vocational trade programs for in-demand occupations, which ensures they will make sufficient funds to sustain housing.
  • Employment Resources: Assistance in resume development, job searches, and connections to other local agencies.
  • Mental health services: Coordination for LGBTQ-specific counseling services onsite or offsite, including weekly group and individual sessions.
  • Life Skills: Weekly life skills classes cover topics including
    becoming financially literate, exploring self-identified hobbies and interests, and developing and utilizing healthy communication and social skills
  • Medical Care: Access to HIV/STI testing and LGBTQ-specific medical services, including access to appointments and Hormone Replacement Therapy medications for our transgender residents.
  • Legal services - Assistance in recovering documents (such as ID or Social Security card); guidance through the process of legally changing name and gender markers for our transgender residents?.
  • Aftercare: Support and coaching is offered 6-12 months after residents leave Thrive to obtain their own housing.

LGBTQ youth ages 18-24.

Free.

Sandra Whitley - Executive Director Send email
(210) 212-2935

Prospera believes that a strong investment in adult education and development provides comprehensive opportunities to build an enhanced community, increase cultural diversity, and strengthen the economy. We strive to encourage self-endurance to motivate our adult residents to explore educational opportunities by promoting the value of long-term benefits including better jobs, increased wages, and overall prosperous quality of life. Our Services Managers play a vital role in helping residents locate and enroll in appropriate adult programs and services available in our Community Learning Centers as per the needs and interests of the residents at each property as well as the resources available in the surrounding community.

Adult programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • GED Preparation
  • ESL Classes
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Parenting Programs
  • Financial Literacy and Budgeting
  • Computer Literacy
  • Home Ownership and Credit Counseling
  • Job Fairs and Job Skills Training
  • Online Employment Searches and Application Assistance
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups

This program is for residents of Terraces at Haven for Hope.

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

Providing Counseling services for Child Loss, Miscarriage, Infertility Issues, Family Counseling, Divorce, Adopting, Fostering, Chronic Illness, Cancer, First Responders, Veterans, Adjustment, Anxiety, Depression, Women's Issues, Self-Esteem, Adolescents, Young Adults, and more!

Call to verify eligibility.

Call for an appointment.
Beatrice Alcoser - Executive Director
(210) 437-0888

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Tafolla Middle School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Tafolla Middle School
(210) 978-7930

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Douglass Academy.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Douglass Academy
(210) 228-3315

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at David Crockett Academy.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
David Crockett Academy
1.43 miles away, 239 Stark St, San Antonio, TX, 78204 , D1

Girls on the Run is our program for girls in 3rd-5th grade that encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Each season, girls gain a better understanding of who they are and what's important to them, the value of teamwork and healthy relationships and how they can have a positive impact on the world. Girls also make a meaningful contribution to their community through a team-organized Community Impact Project. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits and teach life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age.

Girls, grades 3-5.

Our registration fee is $150; however, we never turn a girl away based on financial need. Partial and Full scholarship assistance is based on annual household income and is available to all. Please use the sliding scale built into the registration system when you register your girl.

Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Bexar County Juvenile Justice Academy.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Bexar County Juvenile Justice Academy
(210) 335-8500

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Travis Early College.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Travis Early College
(210) 738-9830

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Briscoe Elementary School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Briscoe Elementary School
(210) 228-3305

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Artemisia Bowden Academy.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Artemisia Bowden Academy
(210) 738-9770

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Margil Elementary School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Margil Elementary School
(210) 738-9805

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at JT Brackenridge Academy.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
JT Brackenridge Academy
(210) 978-7950

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at JT Brackenridge Elementary.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
JT Brackenridge Elementary
(210) 978-7950

Girls on the Run is our program for girls in 3rd-5th grade that encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Each season, girls gain a better understanding of who they are and what's important to them, the value of teamwork and healthy relationships and how they can have a positive impact on the world. Girls also make a meaningful contribution to their community through a team-organized Community Impact Project. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits and teach life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age.

Girls, grades 3-5.

Our registration fee is $150; however, we never turn a girl away based on financial need. Partial and Full scholarship assistance is based on annual household income and is available to all. Please use the sliding scale built into the registration system when you register your girl.

Wednesday: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Thursday: 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

The UTSA Community Center serves as a hub for university services and programs within the community. Through the Center, we want to partner with community-based organizations to host area experts and engage in conversations on topics relevant to the Westside community.

The Center is currently open during Community Events. Regular hours are coming soon.

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Sidney Lanier High School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Sidney Lanier High School
(210) 978-7910

Communities In Schools programs surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our evidence-based approach, adapted to meet each community’s unique needs, is the basis for our success.

Basic Needs: A student cannot focus in the classroom if he or she is hungry, cold or tired, or cannot see the board. Site coordinators see to it that students' basic needs are met each day.

Enrichment: Our Site coordinators enroll students in a wide variety of after-school and summer programs, field trips and youth conferences to help them gain experience that is essential to meeting college and career goals.

Academic Assistance: Our site coordinators work hard to ensure that students have the resources to progress academically. From providing students with tutors to finding and creating quiet spaces where students can study, we do whatever it takes to create an optimal learning environment for our students.

Life Skills: Through one-on-one workshops, team building, and guest speakers, we work with students to develop social-emotional learning, character education, social skills building, and conflict resolution.

Behavioral Interventions: Many of our students face and overcome difficult obstacles in their lives. However, their survival skills aren’t always effective in the classroom or in the workplace. Our program teaches students positive ways to cope with anger, conflict resolution, and other strategies to keep them focused on school.

Family Engagement: Site coordinators connect families with counselors and social workers to make sure that home is a healthy, nurturing environment where a student can feel safe.

This program is for students at Herff Elementary School.

Communities In Schools Send email
(210) 520-8440
Herff Elementary School
(210) 228-3330