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SCORE works hard to ensure that all small business owners have up-to-date information and resources to keep their doors open during and after catastrophes like the Covid pandemic.

  • SCORE mentors are always available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video. Click here to find a mentor.
  • Our Resilience Training provides educational materials and online workshops so your small business can adapt and grow successfully through any disaster. Click here to get trainng.
  • Our resource portal can help you find the specific information, resources, and financial support available to small businesses. Click here to find resources.

National Small Business Week Virtual Summit.

Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship.

Watch recordings of our free, four-day virtual summit, featuring access to critical federal resources, educational workshops, and networking to help our nation’s entrepreneurs pivot and grow in the face of any challenge.

Click here to watch the virtual webinars.

The Neighborhood Place is a community hub that brings services and resources together to empower families on the Westside of San Antonio.

The Neighborhood Place serves the entire community but targets three surrounding zip codes: 78228, 78237, 78207.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

CivTechSA provides an opportunity for students to solve real-world civic challenges from numerous City of San Antonio Departments and from the Smart SA Partners to gain necessary skills for their future. Throughout the year, students engage with partners while working on civic challenges during pitch competitions, showcases and class projects. This collaboration between students and partners help foster innovation and creativity!

Students, if you are interested in bringing civic challenges into your classroom, please contact CivTechSA at [email protected].

Leslie Chasnoff - Program Manager Send email
(210) 373-6730

The CivTechSA Residency Program is a 16-week program where the City invites startups to solve civic challenges in an effort to foster collaboration and growth. A selection committee will choose three startups to embed inside of City Departments and collaborate closely with the City to build custom solutions for San Antonio.

The CivTechSA Residency Program is an open invitation to companies as defined in the application. This means anyone who has a filed business entity (for-profit and non-profit) that thinks their company can provide an innovative solution to the City of San Antonio’s Residency challenges provided are welcome to apply!

HOW TO REGISTER?

To view this solicitation, go to the SAePS portal.

If you have not completed the City’s SAePS Vendor Registration, you must do so in order to view the solicitation and submit a response. Once you have logged on to the SAePS portal, click on "My Bids" (first), if not viewable then click "Other Bids" (to view all already published competitive bids).

TO REGISTER: You will need to complete the vendor registration by accessing the SAePS Vendor Registration.

Questions regarding registration may be submitted to the SAePS Hotline at (210) 207-0118 or by email at [email protected] with "SAePS Portal" on the subject line so this can be expedited.

16-WEEK RESIDENCY The selected startups will work closely with the City, Geekdom, and CivTechSA throughout the duration of the Residency Program in order to have access to a rich community of like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors, ensuring the solutions are well-developed and on target with City needs.
Leslie Chasnoff - Program Manager Send email
(210) 373-6730
Notice

The YWCA is following all State, City, and District mandated COVID-19 protocols.

The Ventanilla program represents a new integral part of service delivery at the Mexican Consulate and provides Mexican immigrants who are new to the U.S. financial system with access to vital resources for getting banked, gaining access to free tax preparation and the Earned Income Tax Credit, establishing credit and building a secure financial future within the trusted and culturally relevant setting of the Consulate strengthening the financial stability of immigrant households by embedding financial empowerment strategies into local and intergovernmental infrastructure.

To learn more about Ventanilla de Asesoria Financiera click here.

The SCORE Business Learning Center (SBLC) provides aspiring and existing small business owners in-depth online learning paths of specific business topics, such as online marketing, startup basics, and more.

At the end of a learning path, users will feel they have a better understanding of their chosen topic and the resources available for continuous learning. They will also have a mentor they can work with to apply the learning to their business.

Click here to access the Learning Center and all of it's resources.

The Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business.

The Startup Roadmap sponsored by FedEx outlines each step in starting a business with information and resources on the most difficult tasks. It also contains tips for working "With Your Mentor" on each topic.

Click here to start your journey.

Each chapter of the Startup Roadmap contains:

  • Steps to Success: A series of steps you complete in order to move on to the next chapter. Each step contains concrete, actionable tasks to complete, as well as information to help you. Some steps include recommended homework; your mentor may recommend additional work.
  • With Your Mentor: This section provides suggested topics you can discuss with your mentor. This might include questions you can ask or recommendations on what types of mentors might be best to help you with the current topic.
  • Resources: Information and resources, including tools, templates, and online workshops, to help you learn more or complete the steps in that chapter.

To reach your destination faster, work on the Startup Roadmap with a SCORE mentor.

Like an experienced tour guide, your SCORE mentor can point out things you might otherwise miss, offer insider suggestions and shortcuts, and help you make the most of your journey.

If you dream of business ownership and want clear directions to reach your destination successfully, start the SCORE Startup Roadmap today. And if you work with a SCORE mentor, you don’t have to travel alone.

We provide clothing, shoes, and hygiene items to homeless veterans that are in need. We partner with the shelter for homeless veterans to help those that served our country. No veteran should be homeless after putting their lives on the line for their country.

We offer free financial literacy classes as preventative measures to reduce homelessness in our military population. The classes are designed to teach how money works, how to invest, and how to utilize VA home loans.

Veterans; must show a need and a provide military ID or DD214.

Free.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jacqueline Smith - CEO Send email
(210) 646-8408
0.52 miles away, 403 Ave E, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1
Notice

Continuing service with current participants. Mentors are reaching out to check on individual needs during this time.

We are a non-profit, ecumenical ministry designed to Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. We do this by:

  • Praying for kids.
  • Going where kids are.
  • Building personal relationships with them.
  • Winning the right to be heard.
  • Providing experiences that are fun, adventurous
    and life-changing.
  • Sharing our lives and the Good News of Jesus Christ
    with adolescents.
  • Inviting them to personally respond to the Good News.
  • Loving them regardless of their responses.
  • Nurturing kids so they might grow in their love for Christ
    and the knowledge of God's Word and become people who
    can share their faith with others.
  • Helping young people develop the skills, assets and
    attitudes to reach their full God-given potential.
  • Encouraging kids to live connected to the Body of Christ by
    being an active member of a local congregation.
  • Working with a team of like-minded individuals - volunteer
    leaders, committee members, donors and staff.
Following the School Calendar: Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Eric Collins - Acting Area Director Send email
(830) 385-1015

Members of our congregation and ministry partners such as the SA Hope Center (formerly the Christian Hope Resource Center, or CHRC), Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM), Any Woman Can (AWC), and others provide opportunities toward holistic transformation for neighbors who are struggling.

Note: Some of our partner organizations keep different on-site hours than those listed below for KRL.

Mentors from SA Hope Center are available to meet with guests to develop a long-term proactive plan to become more self-sufficient. Walk-in hours for one-time assistance and ID recovery: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM.

Any Woman Can offers free and confidential counseling services and health screenings Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM:

  • Crisis pregnancy
  • Sexual abuse or sexual assault
  • Self esteem or relationship issues
  • Anxiety, depression or emotional instability
  • Coercion into commercial sex
  • Counseling for couples
  • Free STI Testing
  • Free Pregnancy Tests
Life Restored helps human trafficking victims and their families heal. They are available Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM by appointment only. Call (210) 788-6201 to schedule.

Use the 4th St basement entrance.

Free.

Hours of Operation Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Never worry about money again with Financial Peace University! It’s the proven plan to help you master budgeting, beat debt, and live the life of your dreams. Through nine lessons rooted in biblical wisdom, you’ll learn from Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts. Tell your money where to go instead of wondering where it went! Join a virtual or in-person Financial Peace University class and learn to make a budget you’ll actually stick to.

Contact Morris Camp, [email protected], 210-573-4433 for more information on this group.

Complete seven computer training courses and earn a free digital device through ConnectHomeSA. The training is open to all residents participating in SAHA programs.

Training Topics:

  • Computer Basics
  • Internet Basics/Navigation
  • Email Basics
  • Intro to Microsoft Word/ Google Docs
  • Online Safety and Cyber Security
  • Social Media Basics
  • Financial 101
  • Online Job Searching
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Digital Inclusion Manager Send email
(210) 477-6019

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program aims to help residents achieve economic independence in five years.

The self-paced, voluntary program helps Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program participants set goals to achieve in five years and earn an escrow check following program completion.

During the program, participants will receive or have access to:

  • One-on-One Case Management
  • Referral Services
  • Money Management Classes
  • Education and Training
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Exploration
  • Job Search
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Parenting Skills
  • Workshops
  • Communication Skills
FSS Program
(210) 477-6026

Connect with training, educational tools and social services through the Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program. The program is open to all residents participating in SAHA programs.

Services:

  • Individual Training and Service Plans
  • Job Training
  • Resume Development and Job Search Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • College Preparation Assistance
  • GED and Literacy Training
  • Financial Literacy
  • Life Skills Workshops Including Money Management, Credit Repair, Parenting, Personal Development

Must be SAHA Program Resident.

Contact Info:

  • East Side and North East: 210-559-3329
  • South Side and Medical Center: 210-823-0637
  • Westside: 210-557-0123

Learn god’s way of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s 9-week course.

For online registration and materials, click here.

Men and Women.

$109 for materials.

Email to find out when the next class starts. Kid City - 2nd Floor
Maddi Sculley - Leader Send email

Career Gear is a non-profit organization that builds strong families and communities by empowering low-income men to overcome barriers and achieve self-sufficiency. We promote the economic independence of low-income men by providing financial literacy training, a network of support, professional attire, career development tools, job-readiness and essential life-skills training that help men enter the workforce, stay employed and become role models and mentors to their families and communities.

Career Gear provides professional clothing, mentoring and life-skills to help men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families and communities..

Career Gear Clothing Boutique has a large selection of sizes and colors. Clients pick out their business outfit with the help of a Direct Service Coordinator.

Low-income men only.

Free

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

We are a networking organization for the women of Dress for Success, a place to empower yourself, a place to give back.
At a PWG meeting, we begin with networking time and then a speaker shares in their area of expertise.

Topics taught and discussed include:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Health and Wellness
  • Balancing Work and Life
  • Time Management
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Image Consulting

Women only.

Free.

Second Thursday: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Networking time is available 30 minutes before the meeting.)
Kenna Rickett - Co-leader Send email
(210) 737-1515
Lorraine Hernandez - Co-leader
0.94 miles away, 222 S Comal, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5

Individuals returning from a period of incarceration or who are on probation or parole and are looking to plan their personal comeback can find assistance at the Bexar County Reentry Center.

Our Reentry team can help you increase your level of employability, obtain higher educational levels, and acquire specialized job training. A variety of other services and resources are also available to you as well.  Call us for an appointment!

Available services include:

  • Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) classes
  • Anger Management Classes
  • Battering Intervention Prevention Program (BIPP) Classes through CATS
  • Cite & Release
  • Food, Clothing, and Hygiene Supplies
  • Free MRT Classes
  • GED Placement, Testing, and Tutoring
  • Government Benefits Enrollment
  • ID Recovery
  • Interview Prep and Job Search Assistance
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Readiness and Resume Writing
  • Job Training Programs
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Recovery Coaching for Substance Use Disorder
  • Spiritual Guidance and Networking
  • Trauma Support Groups for Men & Women
  • Utility Assistance
  • Veteran Services
  • Other Specialized Services

This program is for formerly incarcerated individuals who need resources to successfully transition back into the community.

Free.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 500 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED Appointments are preferred.

Prospera believes that a strong investment in adult education and development provides comprehensive opportunities to build an enhanced community, increase cultural diversity, and strengthen the economy. We strive to encourage self-endurance to motivate our adult residents to explore educational opportunities by promoting the value of long-term benefits including better jobs, increased wages, and overall prosperous quality of life. Our Services Managers play a vital role in helping residents locate and enroll in appropriate adult programs and services available in our Community Learning Centers as per the needs and interests of the residents at each property as well as the resources available in the surrounding community.

Adult programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • GED Preparation
  • ESL Classes
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Parenting Programs
  • Financial Literacy and Budgeting
  • Computer Literacy
  • Home Ownership and Credit Counseling
  • Job Fairs and Job Skills Training
  • Online Employment Searches and Application Assistance
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups

This program is for residents of Vista Verde Apartments .

Prospera believes that a strong investment in adult education and development provides comprehensive opportunities to build an enhanced community, increase cultural diversity, and strengthen the economy. We strive to encourage self-endurance to motivate our adult residents to explore educational opportunities by promoting the value of long-term benefits including better jobs, increased wages, and overall prosperous quality of life. Our Services Managers play a vital role in helping residents locate and enroll in appropriate adult programs and services available in our Community Learning Centers as per the needs and interests of the residents at each property as well as the resources available in the surrounding community.

Adult programs and services include, but are not limited to:

  • GED Preparation
  • ESL Classes
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Parenting Programs
  • Financial Literacy and Budgeting
  • Computer Literacy
  • Home Ownership and Credit Counseling
  • Job Fairs and Job Skills Training
  • Online Employment Searches and Application Assistance
  • Skills and Recreational Hobby Groups

This program is for residents of Terraces at Haven for Hope.

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

Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio is an ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization working in partnership with God’s people in need to build modest, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God’s love in action. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

We work with families whose total income is between 20% – 70% of the area median income. Families are accepted to the Habitat program based on their need, ability to pay a zero percent interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Applicants must be residents of Bexar County. Once accepted, homeowners are eligible to buy a home from Habitat with a 20 – 25 year zero percent interest mortgage. Families spend a minimum of 300 hours investing in “sweat equity”. Where they support and help build their own home and the homes of their neighbors. Monthly payments average $600 (including taxes and insurance). In our 40-year history we have less than a 1.5% foreclosure rate.

Families partner with us and contribute a minimum of 300 hours of sweat equity, 15-20 hours of Home Owner Readiness classes and pay a minimal down payment on their mortgage. Mortgage payments are around $600 a month and include taxes and insurance.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Bethany Thomas - Community Relations Manager Send email
(210) 223-5203 x: 148

LiftFund provides affordable loans and education to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to credit from commercial sources.

In response to the economic impact the pandemic has had on small businesses, LiftFund has partnered with various organizations to offer economic relief funding to local entrepreneurs.

Please click here to see available programs.

Free.

By appointment only.

The UTSA Community Center serves as a hub for university services and programs within the community. Through the Center, we want to partner with community-based organizations to host area experts and engage in conversations on topics relevant to the Westside community.

The Center is currently open during Community Events. Regular hours are coming soon.

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary five-year incentive program that allows Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing residents to accrue money in an escrow account as their earned income increases, allowing participants to become self-sufficient. Any increases in the family’s rent as a result of increased earned income during the family’s participation in the program results in a credit to the family’s escrow account. Once a family successfully graduates from the program, they may access the escrow and use it for any purpose. The FSS program does not affect eligibility for continued housing.

Upon successful completion of the FSS program, the escrow money saved can be used for any financial or educational goal the participant chooses. While completing homeownership and credit counseling classes may be required goals, the main purpose of the FSS program is to educate and transition FSS participants towards economic independence and financial empowerment.

The FSS Coordinator works with FSS participants in creating a plan to meet both individual and program goals. In conjunction with community partners, participants will be assisted with the tools needed to become self-sufficient, including but not limited to:

  • Job Skills Training
  • Employment counseling
  • Educational and scholarship opportunities
  • Homeownership classes and counseling
  • Financial literacy classes and counseling

All Bexar County residents receiving assistance through the Housing Authority of Bexar County’s (HABC) Housing Choice Voucher or Public Housing programs are eligible to participate in the FSS program, including all adult family members. As the requirement of the program dictates, only earned wages are calculated for the escrow incentive.

Hermie Mermea - FSS Supervisor
(210) 231-2012

Money Smart Classes: Case management staff, in partnership with financial organizations trained in FDIC curriculum, offer quarterly Money Smart classes at our public housing communities. Topics include: borrowing basics, pay yourself first, banking services, budgeting, repairing your credit, and homeownership.

Back To School Drives: FSS case managers organize back-to-school drives to help residents with costs of school supplies. The funds raised pay for school supplies, uniforms, immunizations and haircuts.

Health Fairs: Case managers participate in and support community health fairs.

Employment Fairs: Family Self-sufficiency provides residents information on upcoming job fairs and assists with transportation, resume preparation, interview technique and necessary job skills.

Summer Youth Employment: HABC provides youth, ages 14 to 24, the opportunity to learn on-the-job training during the summer months. Employment may be with HABC or with one of our partners.

Thanksgiving Baskets: During the holiday season, case and property management staff identify needy families and supply holiday meals to them.

Terry Michelle Trevino - Executive Director
(210) 225-0071

The Guadalupe Community Center provides free, wrap-around support and advocacy services to help individuals and families in need work towards self-sufficiency.

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

In partnership with ESC Region-20, this program offers classes in citizenship, English as a second language and money management, both of which promote self-sufficiency for a secure future.

Please call for additional information.

Free.

One-time emergency financial assistance to prevent utility disconnection, financial coaching, and budget assessment for income-eligible individuals and families.

Please contact Guadalupe Community Service for additional information.

By Appointment only.
Notice

As we band together to practice social distancing out of the abundance of caution for the health and safety of all, we recognize that this may give rise to other health and safety issues that come with the stressors of home and food insecurity, mental health needs, and financial instability. We want you to know that we are not only praying with you and for you but have also put together some helpful resources at your fingertips. And as always, you are welcomed to reach out if you just need someone to talk to.

City Life is a holistic community based program that helps young people in our urban communities through building relationships with caring adult role models, teaching life skills, providing opportunities for positive peer group experiences, and sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This is a rapidly growing ministry where we are reaching many of our youth who are repeatedly forgotten by society but never forgotten by God.

High school and Middle school students.

Clubs meet at City Life Center, 1301 Colima, San Antonio, 78207.

HIGH SCHOOL: Thursday: 7:30 PM MIDDLE SCHOOL: Wednesday: 6:00 PM
Donovan Villareal - HIgh School Send email
Houston Beaty - Middle School Send email

Goal:
To promote financial responsibility among teens by building their basic money management skills

Program:
Money Matters: Make It Count helps teens gain useful knowledge and skills on various aspects of financial literacy, including budgeting, saving and investing, credit and debt, entrepreneurship and planning for college. Money Matters is made possible through funding from Charles Schwab Foundation

The Teen Personal Finance Guide is a fun, innovative and useful tool for teens. It includes practical tips and activities to help teens learn the important skills of balancing a checkbook, creating a budget and investing for college and retirement. The guide also provides teens with basic entrepreneurship information for those interested in starting businesses.

Boys and Girls Club members ages 13-18.

Free.

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio changes lives through high-quality afterschool and summer programs in a safe, affordable, and fun environment.

BGCSA serves kids ages 6 to 18 years old.

Call for membership availability.

Transportation is available from Hillcrest Elementary, Bonham Elementary, Briscoe Elementary, Harris Middle School, Brackenridge High School, Burbank High School, Advanced Learning Academy, Fox Tech High School, Cast Tech High School, KIPP Esperanza Elementary, KIPP Aspire Middle School, and KIPP U-Prep High School.

Clubhouse membership is $75 for the school year and $100 for the summer.

Teen membership is $25 for the summer.

Our SAISD and HISD extended day programs are on a sliding scale fee and require proof of income to verify household income levels.

Afterschool: Monday - Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Summer: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM