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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
COVID-19 Notice

In order to protect the health and safety of our residents and staff, SAHA is:

  • Implementating all steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Limiting in-person interactions
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all its public housing properties, including conducting deep cleaning of each property
  • Encouraging residents to adhere to CDC guidance including social distancing, hand washing, and monitoring potential symptoms

Residents and partners can continue to call, email, or submit inquiries online (click here).

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.

COVID-19 Notice

BayMark Health Services will continue to provide care to our patients in programs across the U.S. and Canada in accordance with CDC, Federal, State and Provincial guidelines. We are focused on maintaining the cleanliness of our facilities and the health and safety of our patients and staff.

Each individual state will develop its own protocols that the different treatment program types in that state should follow. BayMark facilities will implement and communicate any of those changes or exceptions as they are approved by the applicable state and federal entities. These changes may include:

    ✓ Telehealth or other remote options for counseling or physician visits 

    ✓ Expanded parameters for take-home medication in applicable programs 

We continue to accept new admissions. If you are in need of treatment, please contact us to schedule an intake appointment.

Patients who visit MedMark San Antonio – Quincy for opiate addiction treatment have access to many different services at our clinic including:

  • Methadone or buprenorphine maintenance
  • Drug abuse counseling
  • Case management services
  • Relapse prevention education
  • Discharge planning services
  • Referrals to other community resources

MedMark Treatment Centers specialize in treating opioid addiction. Opioids include a variety of drugs that have similar effects on your mind and body. If you think you have an opioid addiction, contact us. Our staff will help you understand the addictions we treat and provide a referral if needed. The types of medications included in the opioid category include:

  • Morphine
  • Heroin
  • Fentanyl
  • Vicodin
  • OxyContin

Now acceppting Texas Medicaid

Payment Types:

  • Aetna Better Health Inc. (Medicaid)
  • Amerigroup
  • Medicare Part B
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • Optum (United Healthcare)
  • Superior Cenpatico
  • Texas Standard Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • TriWest
Hours of Operation Monday: 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM Thursday: 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM Friday: 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM Saturday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED Holidays: CLOSED Medication Hours *Work Line: 5:00 AM – 5:30 AM Monday: 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tuesday: 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM Wednesday: 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM Thursday: 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM Friday: 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED Holidays: CLOSED

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
COVID-19 Notice

COVID protocols are in place.

At the Bexar County Reentry Center, we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to overcome the things that brought them into the criminal justice system. Everyone deserves a second chance to realize their full potential and to become a happy, fulfilled, productive citizen. Programs available through the center can increase a formerly incarcerated persons’ level of employability, help them obtain higher levels of education or vocational training, and give them pride of ownership in our community.

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

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM By appointment ONLY To make an appointment with a Reentry Technician, please call (210) 335-8744.

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.

For more information contact us here.

COVID-19 Notice

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. 

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

We also provide specialty 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 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 successfully 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!

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.

COVID-19 Notice

The Promotora are staying in regular contact with their families via phone calls and video chat, and they are also conducting at-home visits. Promotoras are developing individualized plans for their families, and they will be in touch with each of their families to review their plan.

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.

Residents in 78207 zip code.

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
COVID-19 Notice

Call for current service hours and other details.

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.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Call for an appointment.
Beatrice Alcoser - Executive Director
(210) 437-0888
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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

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.
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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
COVID-19 Notice

If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.

The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.

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

Parent Talk is a free, group based program for parents to gather and discuss the many different facets of parenting. Utilizing the nurturing curriculum, our educators facilitate weekly group discussions and activities in a judgment free, safe environment, in various sites throughout the Eastside Promise Neighborhood.

Parent Talk facilitates Parenting and Life Skills education for individuals and family members acting as caregivers to children 0 to 17 years of age, and is offered in both English and Spanish. Our mission is to increase families’ protective factors through encouraging positive parenting practices: family functioning and parental resiliency; social connections and support; nurturing and attachment; through information, and guidance from parent advocates and their peers.

(Meals are offered at each session and childcare is provided at most locations.)

Offered exclusively within the Eastside Promise Neighborhood (78202 and 78208).

To speak with program director, Gina Acevedo, please call (210) 267-2567.

Free.

For scheduling and locations, please call (210) 787-0723.
Shirley Seaney Send email
(210) 476-0707

The Education & Employment Program is a training program designed to assist residents of public housing with personal and technical job skills. This training helps qualified residents in pursuing careers in areas such as maintenance trades, computer technician, health-related occupations and office administration.

The program includes the following:

  • Life Skills & Job Readiness Classes
  • Vocational Training
  • GED and Continuing Education
  • On-the-Job Training
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
COVID-19 Notice

Our clinics will be operating under normal business hours while we increase cleanings and screenings within our facilities.

Activities to help intellectually disabled individuals become more independent in daily and personal skills including:

  • Self-help
  • Socialization
  • Adaptive skills
  • Job readiness
  • Performing at a vocational worksite

Our dedicated, experienced team promotes safety awareness, money management skill development, health, fitness, math, reading, music, and current event awareness for each individual.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED