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Barbara Powell - Steward
COVID-19 Notice

San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.

  • Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available.
  • Click here for hours and other details.

The Caroline B and John H Kampmann San Antonio Public Library Portal at the Briscoe Western Art Museum connects the community with history by telling stories of the past through digital and print content. Museum visitors can relax in a comfortable living room inspired space to browse iPads filled with historically rich material collected and prepared by the San Antonio Public Library.

We provide free Wi-Fi for personal devices; access to non-circulating books from SAPL's Texana Collection and other collections; iPad stations with free access to ebooks, databases, and other digital resources; assistance with research related to local and Western history and culture.

Monday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

UMAST exists to provide educational leadership development opportunities to assist individuals in the pursuit of their career goals and interests.

Pedro Reyes - treasurer Send email

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Megan Schwamb - Steward Send email
0.54 miles away, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1
COVID-19 Notice

San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.

  • Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available.
  • Click here for hours and other details.

Renovations are underway at this location and some services are limited. Click here to see available services.

580,257 volumes, including an extensive collection of Non-fiction located on the 2nd floor, Fiction located on the 5th floor, Media, Express and the Latino Collection and Resource Center located on the 1st floor, and Texana/Genealogy located on the 6th floor.

Special needs services and collections-including equipment are also available at the library-including the recent addition of the Children's Low Vision Reading Room on the 3rd floor.

The library contains an art gallery on the 1st floor with exhibits scheduled thought the year. As you explore the library you will also notice a number of art pieces from the library's collection situated through the library's seven floor. On the 2nd floor you can find the Marie Swartz Art Resource center, which in partnership with the Southwest School of Art serves as the library of record for the School's BFA degree program.

VIA: 3, 4, 90, 95, 96, 97

Monday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Central Library
(210) 207-2500
0.54 miles away, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1
COVID-19 Notice

Texana/Genealogy services are still available only by phone, email, or through Ask MySAPL.

Since 1995, the Texana/Genealogy Department has been located on the sixth floor of the Central Library at 600 Soledad Street downtown. The department occupies approximately 10,000 square feet. Within the Department are:

  • approximately 60,000 microforms
  • 75,000 books 
  • 110 drawers of archival files 
  • 11 map cabinets 
  • 300 cubic feet of archival collections.
Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED
Heather Ferguson - Special Collections Manager
(210) 207-2559
COVID-19 Notice

To protect the health and safety of the community, and to assure continued care for our patients due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have made temporary changes to our services and appointment schedules to include:

  1. We are now offering Curbside Services for patients presenting with upper respiratory conditions so that we can isolate them within their vehicles. Click here for details. (Note: This service is not available at our Metropolitan Women’s Campus and our Medical Center Campus.)
  2. We are now offering Telemedicine Services when appropriate. Click here for details.

If you think you’ve been exposed to the virus but are not experiencing any symptoms, please self-quarantine for 14 days.

If you develop symptoms, please call and let our Service Representative know that you would like to schedule an appointment using our curbside services and be seen at a location currently providing testing. Testing is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be limited.

CommuniCare Health Centers partnered with Quest Diagnostics (Quest) to provide clinical laboratory testing and diagnostic services on-site at this location.

Quest offers online lab results. Click here to create a Quest online account.

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Heather Gayle - Steward

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Heather Gayle - Steward

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Esperanza Peace and Justice Center Gayle - Steward

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Esperanza Peace and Justice Center - Steward
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We are excited to reopen our doors to welcome you back to our YMCAs. However, we want to be absolutely certain that we can do so in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all our members, volunteers, and staff. Click here for details.

The Power Scholars Academy program, based on BELL’s evidence-based model, blends rigorous, small-group academic instruction with high-quality camp-like enrichment and community engagement activities.

This program is for students in grades K-8 who are struggling academically and who lack access to summer learning opportunities in their community.

Free

6.1/2 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 6 weeks.
1.72 miles away, 123 Ralph St, San Antonio, TX, 78204 , D5
COVID-19 Notice

Full Day Programming provides support for youth enrolled in remote/virtual learning during the COVID pandemic. 

Academic Aides help our members log on, communicate with their teachers, keep up with their schedules, finish their assignments,. and encourage them as they spend their day in front of a screen.

During breaks, staff members conduct games and activities to keep kids moving and energized.

Members bring:

  • Their own technology (Chromebook, iPad, or another device)
  • Online class schedule
  • Log-in info

In partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, lunch, snack, and supper are provided.

Staff members ensure that these COVID safety protocols are followed:

  • Group sizes are small
  • Social distancing is observed
  • Masks are mandatory
  • Frequent handwashing
  • Frequent disinfecting of areas

Call for more information on how to register your child for Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio Full Day Programming.

1st-grade through 12th-grade students

$20 per month per child.

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (except some school holidays)
COVID-19 Notice

Our clinics will be operating under normal business hours while we increase cleanings and screenings within our facilities.

Provides children and young adults with disabilities a place to go during school holidays and summer.

Serves ages 8-21

Monday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED (Drop-off is available as early as 7:30 AM and pick-up as late as 4:00 PM.)
COVID-19 Notice

Due to health and safety concerns, some on-site programming is limited. Click here to learn more.

Project Transformation (PT) is a summer out-of-school program that brings together the 3 Cs: Children, College Students, and Churches.

2020 program starts June 10. Call the church (210 733-7156) for registration information.

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Ginna Ballard - Steward Send email
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We are providing instructional resources that will support remote learning for educators using our curricula. We are also moving upcoming professional learning events online, in keeping with public health guidance. Check our website for updates.

Collaborative Literacy, aligned with TEKS and ELPS, is a rigorous, yearlong curriculum that addresses the core reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills that students need to thrive academically and socially. By integrating literacy instruction with social and emotional learning (SEL), Collaborative Literacy enables students’ development as readers and writers who think critically, while simultaneously fostering their growth as caring, collaborative, and principled people.

Collaborative Literacy transforms classrooms by:

  • Combining quality curriculum with diverse literature that enriches the educational experience for all students
  • Fully integrating academic content with social skills development in every lesson
  • Using formative and summative assessments to track student progress over time and make instructional decisions
  • Helping teachers create safe, supportive classrooms that are rigorous and culturally responsive

Embedded Professional Learning
Collaborative Literacy was designed to support teachers in their own learning as they engage in daily lessons. Professional learning is integrated seamlessly into Collaborative Literacy so that teachers hone their instructional techniques and implement cooperative structures and routines that build a strong sense of community in their classrooms.

Collaborative Literacy Modules
When taught together, the modules of Collaborative Literacy-Being a Reader, Making Meaning, and Being a Writer-form a comprehensive, research-based ELA curriculum.

BEING A READER, GRADES K-2
Being a Reader is designed to help all students master the foundational skills and strategies required for reading success, through whole-class shared reading and differentiated decoding instruction. It was developed to help teachers meet their students where they are developmentally and to create an environment in which all students can grow as readers, independent learners, and caring members of the classroom community.

MAKING MEANING, GRADES K-5
Making Meaning focuses on building students’ awareness and orchestration of comprehension strategies. Lessons are designed to deepen teachers' understanding of effective reading comprehension instruction as they facilitate student thinking about literature, supporting the development of critical thinking and a life-long love of reading. Carefully selected nonfiction and fiction read-aloud trade books provide a diverse, rich, and rewarding experience as students encounter increasingly complex texts and build their vocabulary.

BEING A WRITER, GRADES K-5
Being a Writer offers student-centric writing instruction that fosters students' growth as skilled writers and caring members of the community. This module integrates close reading of exemplar texts, critical thinking about texts, and authentic writing for a variety of purposes and audiences.

GUIDED SPELLING, GRADES 3-5
Guided Spelling provides systematic word-study instruction, by engaging students in thinking about how the English language works through the study of spelling patterns, inflectional endings, base words and affixes, and syllabication strategies. Students develop their ability to read grade-level vocabulary and to apply their growing spelling knowledge to their own writing.

Contact Dawn Castilleja to schedule a presentation.
Dawn Castilleja Send email
(817) 320-7928
COVID-19 Notice

We are providing instructional resources that will support remote learning for educators using our curricula. We are also moving upcoming professional learning events online, in keeping with public health guidance. Check our website for updates.

SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) is a research-based decoding intervention program proven to help new and struggling readers in grades K-12 build skills and confidence for fluent, independent reading.

The SIPPS program provides a structured literacy approach to foundational skills instruction through explicit instructional routines focused on phonological awareness, spelling-sounds, and sight words.

The systematic scope and sequence supports students who struggle with decoding, including students identified with dyslexia, in an accelerative approach. Each SIPPS level corresponds to a specific stage of reading development: simple alphabetic, spelling pattern, and polysyllabic/morphemic. Daily SIPPS lessons and reading practice in appropriate texts help readers achieve automaticity and accuracy, which in turn allow them to focus on comprehension.

Whether used as a stand-alone intervention or integrated to support foundational skills in Collaborative Literacy programs, the SIPPS program allows students to:

  • Respond orally during the foundational skills routines and receive immediate, strategic feedback.
  • Demonstrate mastery of learning at regular intervals through criterion-referenced tests.
  • Read controlled-vocabulary text to practice the words and concepts taught.
  • Engage with books at appropriate levels to build fluency and increase confidence.
Contact Dawn Castilleja to schedule a presentation.
Dawn Castilleja - Education Consultant Send email
(817) 320-7928

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Mary Field - Steward

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Jacob Lopez - Steward

BaSiC Prep Leadership Academy provides virtual one-on-one tutoring in Math, Reading, and Writing. We also offer homework help and summer school.

The Rec
by SA Heals

The Rec Center is open to provide kids a safe place to come and hang out. We spend time playing pool and video games, watching movies and doing arts and crafts and most importantly building relationships with the kids.

We need volunteers to come and spend time with the kids or people to sponsor one child.

Tuesday and Thursday: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM