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.

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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Celebrating International Women’s Day Locally

Today is International Women’s Day, a chance to challenge ourselves to forge a more gender-equal world, celebrate women’s achievement, and raise awareness against bias. When we, collectively, make our own community more equitable, we move the needle on our shared goals for all of San Antonio.

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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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31-derful Things to Do in San Antonio This Week

In honor of Mary Kate’s Birthday Buy a ticket to Movies by Moonlight in the Garden at San Antonio Botanical Garden.Visit Southbound Coffee – snag a coffee and donate menstrual products for the San Antonio chapter of Periods United.Get takeout at a Black-owned

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Taking Care Through HR Policy & Practice

More and more, I sign off emails, calls, texts, meetings, and conversations with “take care.” As my power grows with the title of President & CEO at SA2020, in the middle of a pandemic and on the heels of a devastating

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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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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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