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.

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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A screenshot of a Zoom meeting with the SA2020 Board of Directors

Welcoming 3 New Members to Our Board of Directors

We’re thrilled to be welcoming three more San Antonians to the SA2020 Board of Directors. In addition to serving the community through their professional work—including in K-12 education, transit, and higher education—our newest Board members also contribute their experience and

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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 158

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A Thank You to Our Long-Term Leader

Sonia Rodriguez began her work with SA2020 in 2010 when she was tapped as one of the tri-chairs of what began as a community engagement process to create a ten-year vision for the future of San Antonio. In 2012, she

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How Paid Internships Changed Everything For Me

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

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Global Learning for the City That Raised Me

As a South Asian woman raised in a tight-knit immigrant community in south Texas, the intersections of my identity and lived experiences cannot be separated from place.  I was a junior in High School when 9/11 happened. We watched the

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