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The Hill Country Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (HCCADA) offers presentations at NO CHARGE as requested, upon availability.

List of topics:

  • Meaningful Connections (4-Part Series)
  • Prescription Drugs and Opioids
  • Overdose Reversal (Narcan) Training
  • Stigma and Substance Use – Recovery Is Possible
  • Alcohol Education
  • E-Cigarettes
  • Marijuana: Drug Facts and Policy Updates

To request a presentation or activity for your group, please contact us.

Free.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Abigail Moore
(830) 367-4667
Amanda Hill
(830) 367-4667
Updated within the last month

Instructors are the key to spreading Mental Health First Aid across the country. Instructors are individuals certified to teach the course in their communities and beyond.

4 Reasons to Become a
Mental Health First Aid Instructor

1. Connect
    Bring your community together

2. Advocate
    Reduce negative attitudes about mental illnesses

3. Educate
    Build mental health literacy

4. Lead
    Show others how they can help

Instructors are on the frontlines of the program and train people in their communities in Mental Health First Aid. Certified Adult and Youth Instructors are required to teach the course at least three times per year.

Instructors also create, market, and coordinate their classes while supporting their learners along the way. Instructors teach from a national curriculum, tailor discussions to their participants, and compile a list of local resources for help.

Click on each link below to learn more

Updated within the last 4 months.
0.12 miles away, PO Box 39331, San Antonio, TX, 78218 , D2

San Antonio's Film and Entertainment and Media industry is currently growing at a rapid pace. The Arrows in Motion Project is a weekly program that has been created to develop, train, and prepare young adults to follow their passions into the entertainment industry.  By providing performances and resume-building oppotunities that align with our mission of encouraging creative dreamers to become authentic artist A.I.M. promotes community education and training, which, in part, prepares the participants for productive employment that meets the new professional needs of the city.

Most ages accepted. Call for more information.

Deanna Brown Send email
(210) 842-1839
Updated within the last year

CivTechSA provides an opportunity for students to solve real-world civic challenges from numerous City of San Antonio Departments and from the Smart SA Partners to gain necessary skills for their future. Throughout the year, students engage with partners while working on civic challenges during pitch competitions, showcases and class projects. This collaboration between students and partners help foster innovation and creativity!

Students, if you are interested in bringing civic challenges into your classroom, please contact CivTechSA at [email protected].

Leslie Chasnoff Send email
(210) 373-6730
Updated within the last 3 months.

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

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

Jacqueline Smith Send email
(210) 646-8408
Updated within the last 5 months.

The Living Heritage Trades Academy of San Antonio is a program developed by the Office of Historic Preservation to provide training of traditional crafts and skills through apprenticeships, hands-on training, and class instruction on topics related to pre-1960 traditional building construction methods and materials. This program is approved for SA Ready to Work participants.

Certifications include:

  • Wood Window Restoration
  • Architectural Carpentry
  • Traditional House Carpentry
  • Masonry Repair
  • Deconstruction

Eligible participants will also receive paid training, free financial counseling, and support services provided by the Family Service Financial Empowerment Center.

 

Hours
Monday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

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 Send email
(210) 452-6959
Updated within the last 4 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 year
0.35 miles away, 703 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D1

Following this 43-week program, you will be proficient in front office administration procedures, medical law and ethics, diagnostic equipment, anatomy and physiology, CPR and First Aid, injections, pharmacology, EKG, urinalysis, hematology, and microbiology.

Upon successful course completion, you will receive CPR and First Aid certification, a Certificate of Completion and be prepared for entry-level employment in a clinical/medical health facility. Additionally, you may be eligible to test for the Registered Medical Assistant national certification exam.

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Criminal background check (if applicable)
  • Drug screening (if applicable)
  • Proof of High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas ID or Texas Driver License
  • Valid Social Security Card
  • Immunization (if applicable)
  • Proper identification showing eligibility and authorization to work in the United States is required.

Call for more information or to enroll in the program.

Tuition: $3,150
Registration Fee: $50

We want you to focus 100% on your education. Therefore, if you need assistance with tuition, childcare, transportation, or have other concerns, our team is here to help you find the appropriate support and solution.

Click here for more information.

Duration: 43 weeks
Good Careers Academy Admissions Office
(210) 924-8581
Updated within the last year
0.35 miles away, 703 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D1

In this 12-week program, you will learn basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, patients’ rights, medical law, ethical treatment, and patient care. The program can be a stepping stone toward a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or a Registered Nurse (RN).

Upon successful course completion, you will receive CPR and First Aid certification, a Certificate of Completion and be prepared for entry-level employment in a medical facility. Additionally, you may be eligible to test for the State of Texas Nurse Aide certification exam.

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Criminal background check (if applicable)
  • Drug screening (if applicable)
  • Proof of High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas ID or Texas Driver License
  • Valid Social Security Card
  • Immunization (if applicable)
  • Proper identification showing eligibility and authorization to work in the United States is required

Call for more information or to enroll in the program.

Tuition: $900
Registration Fee: $50

We want you focused 100% on your education. Therefore, if you need assistance with tuition, childcare, transportation, or have other concerns, our team is here to help you find the appropriate support and solution.

Duration: 12 weeks
Good Careers Academy Admissions Office
(210) 924-8581
Updated within the last 2 months.
0.35 miles away, 703 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D1

In this 43-week program, you will learn about the fundamentals of emergencies, safety and hazardous materials, infection control, trade and generic medications, pharmacy law, and record keeping. Additionally, you will participate in an externship during the course, applying the skills you have learned. 

You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful course completion and be prepared for entry-level employment in a retail, hospital, or institutional setting. Additionally, you will be eligible for the State Board of Pharmacy exam.

Downtown

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Criminal background check (if applicable)
  • Drug screening (if applicable)
  • Proof of High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas ID or Texas Driver's License
  • Valid Social Security Card
  • Immunization (if applicable)
  • Proper identification showing eligibility and authorization to work in the United States is required.

Call for more information or to enroll in the program.

Tuition: $3,150
Registration Fee: $50

We want you to focus 100% on your education. Therefore, if you need assistance with tuition, childcare, transportation, or have other concerns, our team is here to help you find the appropriate support and solution.

Click here for more information. 

Duration: 43 weeks
Good Careers Academy Admissions Office
(210) 924-8581
Updated within the last year

Personalized Career & Training Assistance for Justice-Involved Clients.

Goodwill Reentry Services understands individuals' unique challenges when reentering into society after incarceration, 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 can enroll in training programs, which include construction trades, warehousing, and logistics.

Requirements:

  • At least18 years old
  • Have a Valid ID
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Released from prison within the last two 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
Updated within the last year

Assists individuals in felony and misdemeanor drug courts to improve their quality of life and further reduce recidivism by incorporating community-based:

  • case management services
  • psychiatric medication management
  • counseling
  • skills training

Judicial referrals only.

Mental Health & Specialty Programs @ San Saba Building
(210) 261-3100
Updated within the last 1 month.

Employment placement, job readiness, support services, and personalized case management tailored to help participants become self-sufficient.

  • Must be homeless AND unemployed
  • Must be at least 16 years of age and authorized to work
  • Will need Texas ID and SSN

Free.

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 *Walk-ins welcome.
Emilio Moreira Send email
(210) 354-4892
Updated within the last 3 months.

Learn at SAPL is an adult education program that provides individualized job support and computer training.

  • Technology and computer training
  • Job search and application assistance
  • Education resources

Drop-in assistance is available during open hours. No appointments are required. Small group classes are also available. Come learn with us!

Adults

Click here to learn more about Learn at SAPL and its programs.

Free

Connectivity Resources
  • Drop-In Technology Help
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Computer Use
Hours
Monday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Hours are subject to change. Please call or check the website.
Michelle Rickman Send email
(210) 207-2641
Updated within the last month

CAST TECH is a partnership school co-created with San Antonio ISD and the CAST Schools Network. Higher education partners include San Antonio College and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

CAST TECH works hand-in-hand with industry partners to prepare students for careers in technology and business, fields where the demand is high for talented workers.

CAST TECH uses computer-based learning to allow students to progress more quickly in areas where they have mastered concepts, allowing them to dive more deeply into projects and areas of great interest. 

Students enrolled in CAST TECH will follow one of three pathways:

  • business
  • technology
  • user experience (UX)

CAST Schools are tuition-free and open to students across the greater San Antonio region who are entering 9th or 10th grade. Our small class sizes provide our educators with the opportunity to meet students where they are and co-create a plan for future success.

College coursework is embedded in the program, and students can earn up to two years of college credit, industry certifications, and portfolios that feature long-term projects and other examples of their work.

Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply. Apply now

CAST TECH is a tuition-free public school that accepts students from across the Greater San Antonio Region.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Regular Bell Schedule
Dr. Melissa Alcala Send email
(210) 554-2700
Jacob Barber Send email
(210) 554-2700
Updated within the last year

We believe that when children are surrounded by strong families and healthy communities, they can break the cycle of poverty, achieve greater stability and fulfill their potential.

Dual Generation answers the challenges created by poverty by coordinating the expertise of its many partners to create solutions for finding housing, education, child care and employment.

The Dual Generation Initiative is an unprecedented community-wide solution that coordinates the expertise of its partners who bring decades of experience serving children and families to help them find safe housing, education, child care and employment. We are creating hope by removing barriers and enabling families to achieve greater stability and success.

Click here for more information.

Andrew Sasseville
Updated within the last year

Entrepreneurs have access to professional and confidential business advising, a variety of quality training programs, and an extensive referral network at the UTSA Small Business Development Center (SBDC). With the addition of business advisors who live and work in your local community, success is just around the corner!

Benefits of contacting your local SBDC include:

  • No-cost, one-on-one, confidential business advising
  • Cost-friendly workshops designed for small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • An extensive professional referral network
  • Access to research resources
  • Lifelong business partners

Services: Advising & Training

Our Service Area

  • Atascosa
  • Bandera
  • Bexar
  • Comal
  • Frio
  • Gillespie
  • Guadalupe
  • Kendall
  • Kerr
  • Medina
  • Wilson
Training
(210) 458-2047
Advising
(210) 458-2460
Updated within the last 3 months.
Notice

Opportunity Home’s Income-based Housing Assistance Waitlist is now open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Complete seven computer training courses and earn a free digital device through ConnectHomeSA. The training is open to all residents participating in Opportunity Home programs.

Training Topics:

  • Computer Basics
  • Internet Basics/Navigation
  • Email Basics
  • Intro to Microsoft Word/ Google Docs
  • Online Safety and Cyber Security
  • Social Media Basics
  • Financial 101
  • Online Job Searching

Must be a resident of the Opportunity Home program.

Connectivity Resources
  • Online Safety Classes
  • Computer Skills Classes
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
Jessica Strom Send email
(210) 477-6019
Updated within the last year
Notice

Opportunity Home’s Income-based Housing Assistance Waitlist is now open. Click here to learn more and apply.

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 1 month.
Notice

Opportunity Home’s Income-based Housing Assistance Waitlist is now open. Click here to learn more and apply.

The Jobs Plus program works with residents and their individual needs. Jobs Plus staff helps residents identify and accomplish short and long-term employment goals.

The Jobs Plus program helps residents receive training and find employment opportunities. SAHA partners with Alamo Workforce Solutions to identify in-demand occupations and employers willing to provide training or educational assistance.

Jobs Plus helps residents gain and retain successful employment through:

  • Providing members with work-related services
  • Providing members community support to assist in maintaining employment
  • Providing financial incentives that promote continued employment

The Jobs Plus services are currently available at Cassiano Homes.

For more information on the Jobs Plus program, email [email protected].

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
Jobs Plus Program Send email
Updated within the last year
Notice

Opportunity Home’s Income-based Housing Assistance Waitlist is now open. Click here to learn more and apply.

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

Training Topics:

  • Computer Basics
  • Internet Basics/Navigation
  • Email Basics
  • Intro to Microsoft Word/ Google Docs
  • Online Safety & Cyber Security
  • Social Media Basics
  • Financial 101
  • Online Job Searching

Complete six computer training courses and earn a free digital device through ConnectHomeSA. The training is open to all residents participating in Opportunity Home programs.

Digital Inclusion Manager
210-477-6019 | [email protected]

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
Connectivity Resources
  • Free or Affordable Computers
  • Online Safety Classes
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Updated within the last 3 months.
Notice

Opportunity Home’s Income-based Housing Assistance Waitlist is now open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Join the Section 3 Employment Referral program to become eligible for free industry training programs offered by SAHA and its contractors. Individuals in the Section 3 Employment Referral Program are then referred to hiring managers for employment opportunities with SAHA.

Participate in the Section 3 Employment Referral Program by completing the Section 3 Individual Verification Form.

Click here for a list of Section 3 Job Opportunities.

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 5 months.

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.

Men who are considered to be low-income

Free

Hours
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 5 months.

Schedule a one-hour session to enhance your job search, resume, and interviewing skills with Dress for Success Job Coach. 

Click here to fill out client referral form, availability is limited, so register now. 

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.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Updated within the last week

Individuals who have had any criminal justice involvement in the past and are looking to plan their comeback can find assistance at the Bexar County Reentry Center.

Our Reentry team can help you increase your 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!

Free

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

Appointments are preferred.
Updated within the last month
0.94 miles away, 222 S Comal, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

Available Services

  • Anger Management Classes
  • Battering Intervention & Prevention Program (BIPP)
  • Cite & Release
  • Food, Hygiene, and Clothing
  • GED Placement Testing and Tutoring
  • Government Benefits Enrollment
  • ID Recovery
  • Interview Preparation and Job Search Assistance
  • Job Readiness and Resume Writing
  • Job Training Program
  • Mental Health Services
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (Pre-MRT & MRT)
  • Other Specialized Classes
  • Spiritual Guidance and Networking
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Utility Assistance
Updated within the last week

The Basketball Embassy’s Workshop Series was created to supplement existing basketball education year-round, wherever it is needed. They’re a highly adaptable model that typical span from one to three days, covering everything from basic principles to reinforcement of a player’s own team systems as decided by their coach.

Click here for more program information.

Tim Drolet Send email
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 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 - 5:00 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 week

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 former 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 Send email
(210) 299-4540
Updated within the last 3 months.

Our 25-week Registered Dental Assistant Training Program provides students with free books, uniforms, supplies, immunizations, bus passes (if needed), shoe vouchers, and backpacks.

This highly competitive program is also tuition-free for those who are selected.

Other schools provide the same education starting at $16,000 over ten months or longer. Students receive hands-on training and work one-on-one with staff, volunteer dentists/hygienists, and patients.

Students applying must:

  • Live in Bexar County
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Provide an ID
  • Hold a social security number

Class is held Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, for a selected 23-week period.

The last two weeks in the program require the student to be in class Monday through Friday (all day) to complete the 25 weeks successfully.

Tuition Free.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jennifer Gutierrez Send email
(210) 220-2300
Updated within the last year

Accordian Lessons - This unique program offers students professional instruction on the 3-row button accordion.

Bajo Sexto Lessons - This unique program offers students professional instruction on the Mexican 12-string guitar.

As a non-profit organization, the Conjunto Heritage Taller offers low cost, and sometimes free lessons, to make this opportunity accessible to anyone who has an interest in learning.

Due to Covid-19, all in-person lessons have been postponed. All lessons are taught on Zoom.

Click here for more information and registration.

Hours
Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Keli Rosa Cabunoc Romero, MA Send email
(210) 212-8560
Valeria Alderete Send email
Updated within the last 3 months.