Community Partners

Students of Service (SOS)


How Students of Service (SOS) impacts San Antonio's shared Community Vision

Summer of Service (SOS) fosters informed citizenship and engaged leadership in San Antonio’s youth by providing middle school and high school students with the opportunity to study abroad and use what they have learned to better their own communities. Year-round, students participate in local community service prior to their summer travel experience. These trips allow students to be citizen diplomats, forging new ties with our sister cities or to serve communities abroad. This real-world, experiential learning augments what students learn in the classroom. Through SOS, more than 400 students have traveled to 14 countries and counting. More than 500 students have served over 10,000 hours with 25 organizations. SOS sees a world in which all young people believe in their power to make a positive difference in their communities.

Community Results Impacted

Systemic Inequities Impacted

  • Education (College Access and College Completion)
  • Small Business and Nonprofit Support

Students of Service (SOS) serves:

  • Geographic Area
    Regionally: Including Bexar County and/or City of San Antonio
  • City Council District
    All 10 City Council Districts
  • Demographic Focus
    Gender Identity

Economic Impact:

$560,000 in revenue

Fiscal Year 2019

Coalitions and Collaborations:

  • The Nonprofit Council