San Antonio Community Resource Directory
Alamo Colleges District (School)
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The Alamo Colleges District (previously the Alamo Community College District, or ACCD, and The Alamo Colleges) is a network of five community colleges in San Antonio and Universal City, Texas (USA), and serving the Greater San Antonio metropolitan area.

  • San Antonio College (founded 1925)
  • St. Philip's College (founded 1898)
  • Palo Alto College (founded 1983)
  • Northwest Vista College (founded 1995)
  • Northeast Lakeview College (founded 2007)
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Community Health Workers, or Promotores de Salud, increase wellness by reaching out to, connecting with, and engaging underserved families and communities to help improve health outcomes for themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries' Community Health Workers are certified by the Texas Department of State Health (DSHS).

Services include:

  • Establishing positive, trusting relationships with community residents in or from underserved communities.
  • Helping patients/clients, families, and underserved communities overcome barriers in language and culture to better connect to quality health care services and resources.
  • Connecting underserved populations to health care services and resources.
  • Providing informal counseling, support, and follow-up home visits for patients/patients.
  • Aiding in the creation and maintenance of community partnerships, collaborations, programs, and services.
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We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o the documentation requested by a court, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
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The Alamo I-BEST Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development to succeed in technical training. I-BEST students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.

I-BEST offers Integrated Education Training (link to IET) training in fields such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Information Technology, etc.

Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, IBEST will work with you to get your GED and certification.

Anyone applying for any I-BEST program must attend the Smart Choice program.

There is no cost to students who qualify for I-BEST training, but attendance is crucial to success and students are held accountable for attendance.

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The Store food pantry available to students, staff and faculty at the Student Advocacy Center.

Resources, depending on availability, include various food and produce items, hygeine products, baby supplies, clothing, and dog or cat food.

Each individual is allowed two visits per month.

Available to all SAC students, faculty, or staff.

Requirements:

  • SAC Banner ID
  • Intake query by phone
  • General Application providing household information done in person.

Call 210-486-1111 to make an appointment.

Free.

Tuesday & Thursday - By Appointment Only
Student Advocacy Center
(210) 486-1111
Roger Narvaez - Senior Coordinator
(210) 486-1736
1.49 miles away, 1819 N Main, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1
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The Alamo Colleges are hosting Pop-Up Markets in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through no-contact, drive-through events.

Students and employees may participate at any location. All participants must register in advance.

To find out when the next Pop Up Market is happening and to pre-register, call the San Antonio Food Bank at 210-431-8326.

Requirements:

  • Pop Up Market available for Students, Faculty, and Staff from any Alamo College.
  • Must pre-register at 210-431-8326.
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution.

If you are an employee of ACD and are interested in Volunteering, click here.

Student or partners can volunteer here.

Pre-Registration
(210) 431-8326
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Challenger Learning Center Missions bring Science to life, giving students the exciting opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to a real-life scenario in our state-of-the-art simulated learning environment. Challenger missions are reserved by school and community groups with advanced preparation.

Public missions are offered twice a year. Click here for the links to buy tickets for these popular programs.

This program is for students in grades 4-12.

Each 90-minute mission costs $500/class of 20-36 students.

By reservation only.
Monics Gutierrez - Administrative Services Specialist Send email
(210) 486-0100
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The Micronaut Program at Scobee Education Center provides young children age 4 – 9 with an authentic STEM experience as they travel through a simulated mission to the International Space Station. The mission models “Best Practices” in early childhood education that capitalizes on the young child’s natural curiosity to explore and learn about the world they are a part of. By making STEM education a focus of a child’s early education we begin to change the world one class at a time by instilling a lifelong passion to learn about and care for our planet earth. By inspiring and educating young children we contribute to our national goal of a scientifically literate society.

Call or email for schedule and other details.
Monics Gutierrez - Administrative Services Specialist Send email
(210) 486-0100
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The mission of the Scobee Education Center is to engage our students and community in life-changing experiences that inspire the pathways to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) careers.

Please call for reservation.

Open Friday evenings for public Planetarium programs. Find the schedule of upcoming events here.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Monica Gutierrez - Administrative Services Specialist Send email
(210) 486-0100
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The Victory Center at San Antonio College provides the following services:

  • Academic Advising
  • Education Benefit Certification
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Hazlewood Exemption
  • Tuition Assistance
  • MyCAA
  • Transition and Career Center (TRAC)
  • Student Lounge (Den)
  • Tutoring Center (English and Math)
  • Veteran Disability Claims Assistance
  • PTSD Foundation Life Coaching and Support Group
  • VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (VSOC)

This program serves serve veterans, active duty military, and their families.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *(Closed on Fridays in June and July)
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Community Counselors help people who are uninsured, whose existing coverage does not provide mental health services benefits, are low-income and lack the money to pay for counseling services, or who would not receive treatment any other way. Counseling services are provided by trained, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed marriage and family counselors. Sessions are private and conducted in a safe and familiar environment such as churches and community centers.

The first meeting with a counselor is free. A modest fee based on a sliding fee scale is collected for each follow-up session; however, no one is denied service because they cannot pay.

An appointment must be scheduled in advance.
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Palo Alto College and the San Antonio Food Bank partner to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community.

Community members may access the pantry twice per month.

Free.

Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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We can help you prepare for college.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Not enrolled in any K-12 school system
  • Need a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate (have not earned a high school diploma)
  • Demonstrate the need for a refresher on adult basic education skills (have earned a high school diploma or HSE and tests below a 12.9 grade level on TABE/CASAS assessment)
  • Demonstrate the need for English skills (by taking BEST/CASAS assessment)

Age-specific requirements:

  • 18 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission. Parent/guardian must be present at registration or student must provide proof (Utility bill in their name, marriage license or rental agreement) he/she lives separate from parent/guardian.
  • 17 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)
  • 16 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, court-ordered documentation, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)

Free for the student.

Call for locations and class schedules.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
Success for Adult Learners
(210) 370-5498
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We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o the documentation requested by a court, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for locations and class schedules.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
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The Alamo Colleges are hosting Pop-Up Markets in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through no-contact, drive-through events.

Students and employees may participate at any location. All participants must register in advance.

To find out when the next Pop Up Market is happening and to pre-register, call the San Antonio Food Bank at 210-431-8326.

Requirements:

  • Pop Up Market available for Students, Faculty, and Staff from any Alamo College.
  • Must pre-register at 210-431-8326.
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution.

If you are an employee of ACD and are interested in Volunteering, click here.

Student or partners can volunteer here.

Pre-Registration
(210) 431-8326
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We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o the documentation requested by a court, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
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The Alamo I-BEST Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development to succeed in technical training. I-BEST students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.

I-BEST offers Integrated Education Training (link to IET) training in fields such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Information Technology, etc.

Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, IBEST will work with you to get your GED and certification.

Click here for more information.

Anyone applying for any I-BEST program must attend the Smart Choice program.

There is no cost to students who qualify for I-BEST training, but attendance is crucial to success and students are held accountable for attendance.

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Smart Choice is a holistic assessment that is focused on the person's entire wellbeing—physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, social, and environmental.

Holistic assessments:

  • reflect the real world and industry skill requirements
  • save time
  • reduce costs
  • streamline processes
  • optimize opportunities

In the orientation, we will discuss your goals, which might include such things as:

  • career planning
  • family
  • homeownership
  • college and/or professional training.

Arrive at our orientation with an Idea, and leave with a plan!

Any student interested in any I-BEST training must participate in Smart Choice.

Registration is not required, but it is best to visit the I-BEST website to fill out an inquiry form.

Required documents:

  • ID
  • Social Security card
  • High school diploma or transcript
Smart Choice is a 4-day program and takes place Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Call for the dates of upcoming sessions.
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Westside Education & Training Center (WETC), located in Westside San Antonio, in the heart of the Edgewood community, opened in 2006 to improve the education and skill levels of students and community residents served by bridging the gap between education and high-skill, high-wage jobs through the alignment of education and workforce development efforts to ensure students and residents with opportunities to acquire the advanced education and skills necessary to be competitive in the workforce and to support the region’s targeted driver industries and the availability of trained and ready workforce.

WETC offers the following programs and services:

  • I-BEST: Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training
  • NVC Water Resource Science Program
  • NVC Community Health Worker Program
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Small Business Development
  • Financial Empowerment
  • La Printeria
  • GED Testing
  • Community Computer Lab
  • Financial Aid and Admissions Assistance
  • Placement Testing
  • Advising and Registration
  • Public Allies
  • Food Pantry
  • Healthy Lifestyles

Some services are for Alamo Colleges students only but others are open to prospective students and the community at large. Call for details.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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For the latest Covid-related info, visit Better. Safer. AlamoTOGETHER.

We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o the documentation requested by a court, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
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The Alamo I-BEST Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development to succeed in technical training. I-BEST students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.

I-BEST offers Integrated Education Training (link to IET) training in fields such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Information Technology, etc.

Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, IBEST will work with you to get your GED and certification.

Anyone applying for any I-BEST program must attend the Smart Choice program.

There is no cost to students who qualify for I-BEST training, but attendance is crucial to success and students are held accountable for attendance.

Notice

For the latest Covid-related info, visit Better. Safer. AlamoTOGETHER.

Smart Choice is a holistic assessment that is focused on the person's entire wellbeing—physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, social, and environmental.

Holistic assessments:

  • reflect the real world and industry skill requirements
  • save time
  • reduce costs
  • streamline processes
  • optimize opportunities

In the orientation, we will discuss your goals, which might include such things as:

  • career planning
  • family
  • homeownership
  • college and/or professional training.

Arrive at our orientation with an Idea, and leave with a plan!

Any student interested in any I-BEST training must participate in Smart Choice.

Registration is not required, but it is best to visit the I-BEST website to fill out an inquiry form.

Required documents:

  • ID
  • Social Security card
  • High school diploma or transcript
Smart Choice is a 4-day program and takes place Monday- Thursday, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. *Call for the dates of upcoming sessions.
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The Alamo Colleges are hosting Pop-Up Markets in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through no-contact, drive-through events.

Students and employees may participate at any location. All participants must register in advance.

To find out when the next Pop Up Market is happening and to pre-register, call the San Antonio Food Bank at 210-431-8326.

Requirements:

  • Pop Up Market available for Students, Faculty, and Staff from any Alamo College.
  • Must pre-register at 210-431-8326
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution

If you are an employee of ACD and are interested in Volunteering, click here.

Student or partners can volunteer here.

Pre-Registration
(210) 485-8326
Notice

For the latest Covid-related info, visit Better. Safer. AlamoTOGETHER.

We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old
    o with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and
    o the documentation requested by a court, and
    o parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
Notice

For the latest Covid-related info, visit Better. Safer. AlamoTOGETHER.

The Alamo I-BEST Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development to succeed in technical training. I-BEST students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.

I-BEST offers Integrated Education Training (link to IET) training in fields such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Information Technology, etc.

Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, IBEST will work with you to get your GED and certification.

Anyone applying for any I-BEST program must attend the Smart Choice program.

There is no cost to students who qualify for I-BEST training, but attendance is crucial to success and students are held accountable for attendance.

Notice

For the latest Covid-related info, visit Better. Safer. AlamoTOGETHER.

Smart Choice is a holistic assessment that is focused on the person's entire wellbeing—physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, social, and environmental.

Holistic assessments:

  • reflect the real world and industry skill requirements
  • save time
  • reduce costs
  • streamline processes
  • optimize opportunities

In the orientation, we will discuss your goals, which might include such things as:

  • career planning
  • family
  • homeownership
  • college and/or professional training.

Arrive at our orientation with an Idea, and leave with a plan!

Any student interested in any I-BEST training must participate in Smart Choice.

Registration is not required, but it is best to visit the I-BEST website to fill out an inquiry form.

Required documents:

  • ID
  • Social Security card
  • High school diploma or transcript
Smart Choice is a 4-day program and takes place Monday -Thursday, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. *Call for the dates of upcoming sessions.
Notice

For the latest Covid-related info, visit Better. Safer. AlamoTOGETHER.

The Alamo Colleges are hosting Pop-Up Markets in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through no-contact, drive-through events.

Students and employees may participate at any location. All participants must register in advance.

To find out when the next Pop Up Market is happening and to pre-register, call the San Antonio Food Bank at 210-431-8326.

Requirements:

  • Pop Up Market available for Students, Faculty, and Staff from any Alamo College.
  • Must pre-register at 210-431-8326.
  • Drive-Thru Food Distribution.

If you are an employee of ACD and are interested in Volunteering, click here.

Student or partners can volunteer here.

Pre-Registration
(210) 431-8326
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The Nighthawk’s Nest Food Pantry is now open to in-person services. The Nighthawk’s Nest Food Pantry is partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank to reduce food insecurity in NLC Students. The Food Pantry provides food and toiletries for students in need and assistance with applications for federal assistance programs, including SNAP benefits. The Nighthawk’s Nest Food Pantry also provides daily Grab and Go Snacks for all students.

Available to all NLC students, faculty, or staff.

Requirements:

  • NLC Banner ID
  • Intake query by phone
  • General Application providing household information done in person.

Located at the The Nighthawk's Nest Advocacy Center, Student Commons, Room 210.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM *By appointment only
Cristela Garcia
(210) 486-5179
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Northwest Vista College Food Pantry is providing access to quality food as a commitment to overall student advocacy. NVC Food Pantry seeks to provide food and resources to students in need.

Food pantry available to students and Northwest Vista College faculty and staff.

Huisache Hall (HH), Room HH-115 Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1st Saturday of the Month: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Fall/Spring semesters only)
NVC Food Pantry
(210) 486-4000
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The Alamo I-BEST Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development to succeed in technical training. I-BEST students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job.

I-BEST offers Integrated Education Training (link to IET) training in fields such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Information Technology, etc.

Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, IBEST will work with you to get your GED and certification.

Anyone applying for any I-BEST program must attend the Smart Choice program.

There is no cost to students who qualify for I-BEST training, but attendance is crucial to success and students are held accountable for attendance.

32.99 miles away, 2189 FM 758, New Braunfels, TX, 78130 , D1
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Smart Choice is a holistic assessment that is focused on the person's entire wellbeing—physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, social, and environmental.

Holistic assessments:

  • reflect the real world and industry skill requirements
  • save time
  • reduce costs
  • streamline processes
  • optimize opportunities

In the orientation, we will discuss your goals, which might include such things as:

  • career planning
  • family
  • homeownership
  • college and/or professional training.

Arrive at our orientation with an Idea, and leave with a plan!

Any student interested in any I-BEST training must participate in Smart Choice.

Registration is not required, but it is best to visit the I-BEST website to fill out an inquiry form.

Required documents:

  • ID
  • Social Security card
  • High school diploma or transcript
Smart Choice is a 4-day program and takes place Monday -Thursday, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. *Call for the dates of upcoming sessions.