Here are some resources around the area. Hope this helps
Group: Christiana, Nikki, Tania, Zach and Eddie
Young Women Christian Association
Donna Harris 433-9922
This is a community outreach center who focus not just on women, but families themselves. They have twelve progrems to help the community, and also have a child development center that has up to seventy-five students on any given day. They have programs such as: kinder readiness, positive youth development, sports programs for children, Mi Carrera (go into schools and discuss abstinence with young women), teen volunteer program, young women's enterprise. There is also a program called La Familia which focuses on teaching on realtionship family skills. There is also a senior connection program they have things to do such as: yoga, dance, and water aerobics. Teachers could use this center as a way to connect families with their students. Also if the teacher was teaching older kids they could let them know to volunteer. Student volunteers at the YWCA get to go on trips to the coast and other fun things to get repaid for their service.
The Benavides Learning and
This center focuses on adults in the area around Rodriguez Elementary. It provides free services and teachers classes in reading and writing, english as a second language, G.E.D. preparation, adult basic education, financial literacy, classes to help people obtain citizenship, and computer technology. The classes range in enrollment from 20-40. This center also offers tutors for the main courses in case the students need extra help. They also help to teach english to immigrants. This is an important center for people in and around
This library is located a mile away from Rodriguez Elementary. This branch circulates Spanish language periodicals, and also has staff that is bi-lingual to assist everyone. With over 68 thousand volumes there is much to choose from. As a teacher, a field trip to a large library would be beneficial to chidren. Even though Rodriguez Elementary has a library, a change of scenary to a different location would be interesting to young children.
Communicare provides comprehensive, affordable quality health care while respecting the dignity, values, and culture of the individual. This center is federally funded as a non-profit community health center. The center focues on primary health care services, including medical, dental, behavioral health, and health education. The center helps people who have insurance, but also the uninsured. This center is beneficial to teachers because they know of a place that will take anyone who is sick, no matter their income.
Southwestern Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road. San Antonio, TX 78238
Southwestern Research Institute is not only a company for engineers; they also have programs that are educational for students and the community around it. Since 1994, SwRI engineers have served as volunteers and mentors for the annual SA BEST (San Antonio Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) competition, in which area high school students and mentors from local businesses team for six weeks to design and build remote-controlled robots that compete in a robot-to-robot competition. SwRI is a proud sponsor of the event. Students also receive a tour of the Institute and an opportunity to meet with scientists and engineers in his/her field of interest. They also scout students and promote being engineers when going to college. They also have members actively participate in various community activities in
Our Lady of the
Tessa Martinez Pollack
Almost directly next to
Las Palmas Square
803 Castroville Rd San Antonio tx 78237
La Fiesta supermarket
A few blocks from
Calderon Branch Boys and Girls Club:
Branch Director: Sebrina Ornelas and her number is 434-4383
600 SW 19th
Boys and Girls Club provides services to disadvantaged youth living within the communities of the east and west sides of
2642 Castroville Rd
San Antonio, TX 78237
The person I spoke to was Cathy Guerrero but the head of that branch is Priscilla Ponce. The number is 735-9155. Only allows children from 0-3 years. Starting at 30 months they start the transition for the child to a school district of a PCI. This center is for low income families below the poverty line and for the parents to recieve help they either have to be working or attending school. The program is free and they are open Monday thru Friday 8-5. The center only has 32 children with four classrooms. That is 8 children to a classroom with 2 teachers in each. While there the children get free diapers, wipes, formula, and baby food. If the parents income happens to become higher than the poverty line while the kids are still attending, the children are allowed to stay until they reach the age of 3. There are a total of 4 of these centers in
San Antonio Fire Station 8 is one of the older fire stations in
This Library serves approximately 60,000+ persons: 95% Hispanic, 1% African-American, 4% Other. They opened in 1977 being the only library in this area. They provide all the resources that the children need to work with and does joint business with the schools surrounding it. They have a large activist Spanish book collections and a small Latino collection. Their purpose is to “To promote public use of the San Antonio Public Library and appreciation of its value as a cultural and educational asset to the community, and to encourage the extension and improvement of its services.” They have multicultural events that happen every month.