How to Celebrate International Women’s Day Locally

Happy International Women’s Day! On this day especially, we consider how to make our community more inclusive and equitable. While that may sound like a big task, there are—as always—ways to make small, incremental change. You can get started with SA2020 Partners who support San Antonio’s girls and women: find an organization (or two or three) that you love, and make a commitment of your time, your talent, or your dollars. (You can also find most of these organizations on The Big Give SA and pledge a gift to them beginning March 15th.)

•  Alpha Home: serves as a bridge of hope for women seeking freedom from substance abuse by offering spirituality, counseling, prevention resources and interactive education in a safe, compassionate home environment

•  Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas: provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever

•  Camp to Success: empowers disadvantaged young ladies to reach their maximum potential through weeklong and weekend camp adventures augmented with a year-round interactions and a full family weekend experience

•  Dress for Success San Antonio: helps San Antonio residents find, apply for, and keep jobs

•  Family Violence Prevention Services: provides safety and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence

•  Girls, Inc of San Antonio: provides quality out-of-school time programs to empower girls

•  Girls on the Run of Bexar County: inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running

•  Healthy Futures of Texasreduce teen and unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio and Texas in order to support the development of strong families and positively impact the future of our community

•  League of Women Votersencourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy

•  Martinez Street Women’s Center: transforms communities through women and girls by providing access to vital health services, quality education, and advocacy

•  Planned Parenthood South Texas: provides and protects the health care and information people need to plan their families and their futures

•  The Rape Crisis Center: empowers survivors and works to eliminate sexual violence

•  YWCA of San Antonio: develops personal empowerment and self-sufficiency in women and their families

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