Community Stories

Carmen Tafolla reads her poem at a podium. In the background is an "SA2020" banner with colored icons representing the Cause Areas

“Do It”, A 2012 Poem by Carmen Tafolla

On May 19, 2012, SA2020 shifted from the name of a community visioning process to the name of our nonprofit that drives progress toward a shared Community Vision. That means that today marks nine years (!) since the launch that

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A hand holds an "I voted" sticker in front of the San Antonio College Victory center polling center

Takeaways from a Record-Breaking Local Election

Saturday, May 1 marked Election Day, and while the final report is not out, the Unofficial Report from Bexar County gives us much to celebrate and discuss. For the last decade, SA2020 has tracked municipal voter turnout—specifically, how many San

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A screenshot of Ian's Zoom-ba session. On the bottom right corner, Ian is mid-dance. The other views are ASL interpeters.

The Many Benefits of a Living Room Dance Workout

Our community has prioritized the lifelong physical and mental well-being of the people who live here. During The Collective, I was privileged to lead a virtual Zoom-ba session celebrating physical activity as an important piece of our wellness. I cleared

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Supporting One Another During Winter Storm Recovery

updated Tuesday, February 23 at 2:20pm Last week, San Antonio, Bexar County, and the state of Texas faced freezing temperatures and utility outages. We know that this crisis, much like COVID-19, is affecting community members differently due to long-standing inequities.

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San Antonio’s Bold Community Efforts of the Last Decade

The last ten years have proven that driving progress toward a shared Community Vision requires targeted, race-conscious investments informed by San Antonians most impacted by systemic inequities. The following bold efforts have driven real progress toward the goals we set

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An overhead of a zine, laid flat.

Whatcha Mean, What’s a Zine?

From school projects, to documenting my favorite song lyrics and book quotes, to writing stories, to grappling with difficult moments, zines are my favorite go-to medium.

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