People most impacted by systemic inequities hold the greatest knowledge to ensure policies and programs meet the needs of the entire community. We know this because, in San Antonio, the last 10 years have proven it. This is the power
In 2010, San Antonians said they wanted a highly qualified and educated workforce and provides economic opportunity for all of its residents. We know that to achieve this it requires a community-wide focus on education, professional certificates, and opportunities like
Last year, educators at Bonham Academy in San Antonio ISD started Friday Fenomenal, a tradition that gave students an opportunity to get out of the classroom and learn something new. It was a hit, but when COVID-19 closed schools this
In 2010, San Antonio embarked on a Community Visioning process. Spearheaded by former mayor Julián Castro and a committee of 26 community members, nearly 6,000 San Antonians agreed on what they wanted the city to look and feel like in
In 2010, nearly 6,000 people came together to develop a shared vision for the future of San Antonio. It was arguably the most successful community engagement process in San Antonio’s history. Because the vision was written by the community, we
I always thought that being on a local board, commission, or committee meant that I had to be a prominent politician, a well-off C-Level Executive, or a proven community leader with decades of working experience. Turns out I was wrong.