Community Stories

Introducing “The Story Goes…”

We’re so excited to launch our new collaborative podcast with KLRN, The Story Goes! In each episode, you’ll get to know an individual or organization quietly (or loudly) disrupting our community and helping to change San Antonio’s story. In our

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Neighbors Supporting Neighbors

In Maranda Hernandez’s work to end child abuse as a community health worker, she asks parents about their own childhood experiences. “With a lot of my families, we went back to ‘well, how were things for you when you were

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High School Students Kick Off Their Careers

Jungle Disk is located in the heart of downtown at Geekdom. For Stacy Carrisalez, who will be the first in her family to attend college, a summer internship at the small cybersecurity company grew her education goals to include a

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A Classroom Education for the Real World

Amadeo Torres Ortiz, 15, rides 45 minutes every morning to attend Centers for Applied Sciences and Technology (CAST) Tech, and he’s not the only one who spends close to an hour in morning traffic. While the high school is definitely

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UTSA’s Big Plans for Downtown

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) plans to increase enrollment at their Downtown Campus from about 4,000 students to 15,000 over the next 10 years, adding a School of Data Science, a School of Entrepreneurship, a National Security

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Conservation, Art, and History Converge

From the striking murals located throughout the trail to the flood bypass tunnel that depicts the night sky from 1718, San Antonio’s culture and history are central in every public art piece along the San Pedro Creek Culture Project. Perhaps

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Helping Students Grow Through Art

What started as studio sessions for a group of high school students in 1994 has grown into a nationally-recognized arts program that serves approximately 200 students from over 70 schools year-round. Not just an “arts organization,” SAY Sí focuses on

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