203 West Market St, San Antonio International Airport, Ft. Sam Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-9373 Downtown OR 210-233-9279 Airport
USO in Downtown San Antonio -- 203 W. Market St.
Amenities: Free local meals on Saturdays from 12-2 from local restaurants, WiFi, computer lab, snack bar, soft serve ice cream (weekends only), gaming rooms, battle station, home movie theater room, lounge area, 11 flat screen tv's, children's area and United Through Reading Military Program Room. Steps away from the historic Alamo and famous Riverwalk
USO @ San Antonio International Airport -- near baggage claim of Terminal B
Amenities: Wifi, computer area, kitchenette, lounge areas, recliners, 60" flat screen TV, information for buses and shuttles to area bases
Downtown is the heart and soul of our City, and we desire to make it everybody’s neighborhood. Featuring iconic landmarks such as the Tower of Americas, the Alamo and the Riverwalk, San Antonio must protect its most vital and historical resources, and invest to create a more desirable place for locals.
The vision for the redevelopment of Hemisfair is to create a vital mixed use area, centered on a city park which maintains and revitalizes the historic buildings while reconnecting the area to the adjacent neighborhoods and providing new mixed use development, compatible in scale with adjacent properties. Hemisfair Park will continue to be an accessible neighborhood park that unifies the city, serves as a community gathering place, and provides an opportunity for citizens to work, live, and play. Hemisfair Park will offer many special places and uses; some active, some quiet.
This vision will foster community-wide impact by recognizing the Hemisfair Park area as critical connecting tissue between previously disengaged sectors of the urban core. Capitalizing on the success of HemisFair ’68, the plan’s improvements will encourage economic vitality, pride and a sense of community for generations of San Antonians now and yet to come.
Officially designated by the Texas Commission of the Arts, this cultural district features galleries, museums, performance art, an historic neighborhood, along the San Antonio River south of downtown San Antonio.
The Movement Gallery seeks to create space and opportunities for artists and cultural practitioners to share their voice and integrate their practices into a larger social justice framework. Using a cultural organizing model, the Movement Gallery fosters artistic and cultural expression to serve as a strategic catalyst for representation, civic participation, critical analysis, and action.
The Movement Gallery is home to a series of rotating projects, art openings, community classes and meetings, as well as the permanent installation- La Biblioteca Clandestina/The Underground Library.
Many people would describe us as a homeless shelter, but we are so much more. Food, clothing and shelter are the tools we use to share the truth that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important necessity in life. We house families with children and single women. We assist people who are willing to do their part to help themselves. When not working they attend classes and group meetings that focus on their individual and family needs.
The Conjunto Heritage Taller is a community-based organization dedicated to the preservation, instruction and perpetuation of traditional Conjunto music. CHT offers low-cost accordion and bajo sexto classes to the community, and it offers opportunities to its students to participate and perform in several events and festivals throughout the year. CHT students have performed at the Tejano Conjunto Festival, the Texas Folklife Festival, the International Accordion Festival, the King William Parade, and at community National Night Out and other events.
AR Strategy Group is a family of creative-thinkers that is committed to growing diversity and culture within the greater San Antonio community; while encouraging the support of non profits and local organizations to promote community initiatives. We specialize in Strategic Planning, Business Development and Public Relations consulting services for clients that seek to maintain or advance their business endeavors in the public or private sector.
We’ve created a culture that is based on increasing value of our community, developing long-term relationships with clients and continuing education and growth to better serve our clients and increase creativity.
At AR Strategy Group we believe in the power of a strong community, which fuels our commitment to donate to non-profits each year by way of monetary contributions and pro-bono work. These contributions along with each organizations’ efforts, help create a better community for us to work and play.
Ghost Light Society brings together young professionals, creating a dynamic community of passionate, engaged individuals with a shared interest in the arts. As an extension of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the GLS offers exciting, relevant programming, exclusive opportunities to interact with San Antonio’s professional artists and companies, and the opportunity to forge meaningful relationships with the next generation of leaders in San Antonio.
Sala Diaz, a 501(c) 3 exhibition space, is an experimental venue for contemporary art established in 1995. Located in the heart of the Southtown Cultural Arts District, Sala Diaz provides a unique venue for the exhibition of new and challenging work, and fosters lasting exchange between our city and creative communities abroad.
Housed in the same residential structure as the gallery, The Casa Chuck Arts Residency is an invitational program through which Sala Diaz provides critics, curators and writers a haven for varied creative pursuits. Initiated in 2011, the residency honors the legacy of visionary artist, arts advocate, cultural maven and bon vivant Chuck Ramirez who died the previous year. Official residents spend one month living in Ramirez’ former abode, exploring and interacting with the surrounding arts community.
In between official residencies, Sala/Casa hosts a wide variety of arts professionals including critics, curators, musicians, scholars and visual artists. Sala Diaz is supported by fluent~collaborative and numerous private individuals.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others from our school, around the state and throughout the nation, who have an interest in children, families and schools. PTA membership is as diverse as our communities. By joining PTA, a member becomes part of the largest child advocacy organization in the nation, with 6.6 million members, in 26,000 local PTAs located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and overseas Defense Dept.
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, the PTA reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
PTA does not act alone. Working in cooperation with education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and agencies, the PTA collaborates on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members.
La Asociación de Padres y Maestros (PTA) es una organización de base formada por padres, maestros y otras personas de nuestra escuela, en todo el estado y en todo el país, que tienen un interés en los niños, las familias y las escuelas. PTA es tan diversa como las comunidades. Al unirse a la PTA, un miembro pasa a formar parte de la organización niño mayor incidencia en el pais con 6.6 millones de miembros, en 26,000 PTA locales ubicados en los 50 estados, el Distrito de Columbia, las Islas Vírgenes de EE.UU. y en el extranjero del Departamento de Defensa
A medida que la asociación de promoción de voluntarios más grande hijo de la nación, la PTA recuerda a nuestro país de sus obligaciones para con los niños y proporciona a los padres y las familias con una poderosa voz para hablar en nombre de todos los niños al tiempo que proporciona las mejores herramientas para que los padres ayuden a sus hijos a tener éxito.
PTA no actúa solo. Trabajando en cooperación con la educación, la salud, la seguridad y los grupos de defensa de los niños y las agencias, el PTA colabora en proyectos que beneficien a los niños y que aportan recursos valiosos a sus miembros.
Southtown Community GardenDistance: 0.9 miCompetitive Analysis 1002 S Presa St San Antonio, TX 78210-1360
We play a leadership role in evaluating, developing, funding, and implementing health initiatives through our childhood obesity prevention program, youth mental health council, and San Antonio Health Literacy Initiatives. in decreasing duplication of health services in the community and promote coordinated efforts for the best possible community health outcome.
Our case managers work directly on school campuses providing professional, accessible services to at-risk students and their families. As a community facilitator, CIS-SA brings a wide range of resources into schools to provide additional support and connections to needed services and goods. By collaboration and partnerships with nearly 100 community and government agencies we avoid duplication of services and operate most efficiently and cost-effectively.
Our four driving principles are:
•Advocate for efficient, sustainable growth for San Antonio’s Eastside
•Champion small business development
•Maintain and promote the area’s history and culture
•Provide innovative, progressive solutions to East Side challenges
The organization’s goal is to support our business community and celebrate the successes.
Millions of people visit the River Walk each year to enjoy this unusual urban sanctuary that winds along the San Antonio River in central San Antonio, one story below the bustling street level. Restaurants, galleries and shops line the banks of the downtown River Walk while the north and south banks of the River are less commercial.
The River Walk’s new Museum Reach opened in May 2009 and stretches north along the San Antonio River, and connects the existing River Walk to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the 125-year-old Pearl Brewery, a vibrant urban village. New public art installations, by local, national and international artists, line the banks.
A lock and dam system, the only one in Texas, overcomes a 9-ft. rise in elevation. Take a river taxi and navigate right through the lock and dam.
The Museum Reach is the first phase of a concerted community effort to revitalize the San Antonio River begun in 1998. A comprehensive, multi-year project is underway to restore and enhance 13 miles of the San Antonio River both north and south of downtown.
Take a Sunset River Cruise
One of the best ways to see the new art installations along the River Walk Museum Reach is a sunset taxi ride. You'll see the full charm and beauty of the art lit up in the darkness.
Pick up a river taxi at convenient stops along the River Walk. The Rio Taxi drivers have tickets on board that you may purchase, or you may purchase them in advance at a ticket location. Find boarding points and get tickets
Guided River Tour
Explore the River Walk's downtown section aboard a river cruiser. You'll learn about San Antonio's rich history from a professional storyteller who is also the boat captain. It's a great way to learn more about San Antonio and its famous River Walk.
Our mission is to connect the private and public sectors through education, innovative marketing, community events, and creative financing programs. We provide direct assistance to homeowners and businesses ready to “go solar” on a daily basis.
We actively encourage the widespread use of solar and other renewable, sustainable energy sources by informing the community about how it benefits the regional economy, environment and human health. We also raise public awareness about supporting public policies that advance solar power and renewable energy.
By providing leadership in renewable energy, we are able to offer information and networking opportunities to the public, public officials, and to the business community. We connect solar energy suppliers and consumers, organize workshops, and act with local, state, and federal organizations to support clean energy options.
SSA’s largest program assisting the public to go solar is the “Bring Solar Home” Campaign. The campaign uses public outreach to connect potential solar adopters with the solar industry.
The program works with the City of San Antonio, local lending institutions, and the local municipally-owned utility CPS Energy to provide the public with information, incentives, and financing options that make it simple and affordable to go solar.
In addition, the education work done by SSA over its thirteen years of operation built the public support that facilitated the process of CPS Energy installing 46 megawatts of centralized solar and signing a contract for 400 additional megawatts of solar.
In honor of SSA founder William Sinkin, CPS Energy dedicated one of its newest solar projects in his namesake. The 19.8 megawatt project, dubbed William R. Sinkin Centennial Solar Farms 1 and 2, will produce enough clean power for an estimated 2,550 average Texas homes annually.
On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Artpace will present its 12th Annual Chalk It Up arts festival. Thanks to Presenting Sponsor Argo Group and our generous supporters, this annual celebration of contemporary art empowers the San Antonio community by providing free access to creative activities designed to engage and embolden young audiences.
In 2013, more than 22,500 people gathered to express their creativity among family, friends, and neighbors along four blocks of downtown’s Houston Street. Using the temporary and accessible medium of chalk, Artpace transports its mission to serve as a creative laboratory into the public sphere by providing barrier-free, direct engagement with the arts for all San Antonians. In fact, for many of the attendees, Chalk It Up is a hands-on introduction to art and art making. At its core, Chalk It Up plays a pivotal role in ensuring students continue to experience and explore the possibilities of art. Through participation in the festival’s street gallery and adjacent creation stations, children—who comprise an overwhelming majority of the audience—gain an invaluable opportunity to practice teamwork and sharpen critical thinking skills, proven outcomes of access to art education.
Taking place on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 10am to 4pm, Chalk It Up is entirely funded by Artpace’s generous partners who enjoy opportunities for community-wide brand exposure in exchange for event underwriting.
Yo Soy Guatemala es una iniciativa creada por MATT (Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together Foundation), una organización bi-nacional, no partidista, sin fines de lucro . Yo soy Guatemala ayuda al desarrollo económico y reintegración laboral a los inmigrantes que hayan optado por regresar a Guatemala , o bien, se hayan visto en la necesidad de hacerlo. Por medio de una plataforma en línea, se vincula a las personas por su experiencia y talento con empresas que buscan de sus habilidades.
The Volunteer Center serves nonprofit agencies by offering training, technical assistance, consultations and other resources pertaining to the administration of volunteer management programs. San Antonio Volunteer Administrators (SAVA), an organization sponsored by United Way. meets every other month allowing its members to network and expand their knowledge of volunteer management through structured meetings which feature a speaker on topics of interest to this field. Every other month, brown bag workshops are held during the lunch hour focused on helping volunteer administrators at local agencies and organizations improve their volunteer management skills and volunteer programs. An annual nonprofit board volunteer orientation is also held.
A Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC)was formed in 2007 to address the needs of corporate and business workplace volunteer groups. Meetings are offered quarterly and provide opportunities to network and receive training on volunteer management in the work place. Additional information can be found at www.unitedwaysatx.org.
The Volunteer Solutions web-based software is offered to any nonprofit agency at no cost allowing them to list their volunteer opportunities. Several features such as The Board Rules allow agencies to post their specific board volunteer needs while Product Connections serves a vehicle to post different needs. Several listings are published on the United Way website and include the Ways of Caring, which is a comprehensive directory of general volunteer needs in more than 200 agencies and volunteer programs throughout San Antonio and Bexar County. In the fall, the HoliDays of Caring lists both tangible and volunteer Agency needs.
The Volunteer Center coordinates with the San Antonio Express-News to run a weekly volunteer column and with the Community Calendar Cable TV to run PSAs. These opportunities are also publicized on our website.
Several volunteer events are coordinated by the Volunteer Center. Night of a Thousand Stars is an event honoring individuals, families, groups and youth who volunteer in our community. At this gala event, awards are given to honor deserving volunteers. The Feast of Sharing is an annual event sponsored by H-E-B, in which the Volunteer Center takes a leadership role by recruiting, training and managing over 1,000 community volunteers who help serve a holiday dinner to those who are hungry or lonely. Volunteers are also recruited for the Raul Jimenez Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The Volunteer Center also collaborates with the City of San Antonio and various corporations to sponsor large-scale volunteer projects throughout the year.