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.

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

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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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A Zoom screenshot of Anthony baking during The Collective, while talking with Maya Cantu. Also present are two ASL interpreters

Looking Ahead to an Era of Sex Ed for All

Since moving to San Antonio, I’ve learned a lot about the glue that holds this city together. “Where did you go to high school,” devotion to H-E-B, explaining exactly how Austin’s breakfast tacos are worse (basically inedible!) all come to mind, along with the shared Community Vision that SA2020 has held through the last ten years and now carries into a new decade.

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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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Photo of a hand pressing a pin into a map of San Antonio, colored by City Council Districts

Beyond 2020

As of January 29, 2021, 2,027 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in Bexar County. While there is not a complete list naming those we have lost, we know this number includes family members, neighbors, co-workers, educators, students, frontline

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New Decade, New Leadership

My love affair with community visioning started ten years ago. I witnessed, as a volunteer table facilitator for the original visioning process, the power of thousands of people coming together to articulate a shared vision. In 2011, I consulted for

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Photo of 2020 Impact Lunch

Reflecting on a 2020 We Couldn’t Have Predicted

Crafting an end of year message, in general, is not my favorite. There is an expectation—maybe self-imposed—that it will inspire or deliver hope in a beautifully crafted paragraph or two. Then, the end of the year 2020 arrived… For the small

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Wide shot of an audience watching an SA2020 presentation about the impact of nonprofit partners

Say Hello to Our Newest Nonprofit Partners!

In 2020 especially, nonprofit organizations across San Antonio and Bexar County have stepped up in big ways to meet changing community need. As the organization that drives progress toward San Antonio’s Community Vision, we are so proud to support

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