Stories

On this blog, we share the stories of people all over San Antonio who are leading change. Read about the individuals, organizations, and collaborations that are moving us closer to the shared Community Vision.

Alex stands underneath a bridge on the San Antonio River.

Meet Alex, the Newest Member of Team SA2020

We’re so excited to welcome Alex Salinas to the team as our Content Manager! Alex previously worked at St. Mary’s University (also his alma mater!) as Associate Director of Communication Writing and Storytelling and at San Antonio Express-News as a

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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 Zoom screenshot of Leadership SAISD Class of 2021 cohort. Graduates are holding their certificates and smiling

Fostering Leadership, Strengthening Education

In 2010, nearly 6,000 people came together to envision a stronger San Antonio where students are provided a quality education no matter where they live and San Antonians are deeply engaged in selfless service to the community. Soon after, in

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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 photo of Confluence Park in San Antonio. Two people are riding bikes around the water catchment system, and two people are standing talking.

On Earth Day, We’re Celebrating Local Organizations

Happy Earth Day, San Antonio! Today we’re feeling (extra) appreciative of our beautiful environment—and for the local organizations that are committed to protecting it. These nonprofits celebrate our natural resources, advocate for sustainability policies, and offer all of us opportunities

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a young girl looks into a box of school supplies, as Gladys picks out which folder she would like.

Meet Gladys, our Director of Community Impact

The SA2020 Team is growing! Gladys Hernández joins us as the Director of Community Impact after time spent as an educator and an executive director. Find out more about Gladys below, including why we may need to host an SA2020

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Painted heart at Pittman-Sullivan Park

Why One Year of COVID-19 Data Matters

For the past year, every evening, we have downloaded the daily data on the COVID-19 crisis from the City of San Antonio’s Metro Health Department. We know, for example, when reporting shifted from whole numbers to percentages and back again

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