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State of the African American Community in Bexar County

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While our commitment to moving progress in our four impact areas remains clear, we recognize many issues that impact our most vulnerable are deeply connected therefore are open to responding to and exploring the interests of individuals, donors and the community.

State of the African American Community in Bexar County

The San Antonio Area Foundation has partnered with San Antonio Area African American Community Fund (SAAAACF) and Community Information Now to publish a report describing the state of the African American community in Bexar County. The report will address various indicators over topics with in the San Antonio African American community such as population, education, employment and income, business and workforce development, health, housing, justice, and social issues. Community experts contributing to the development of the report include:

  • Dr. Milton Harris, 100 Black Men
  • Greg Thompson, Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Gayle, Johnson, Community of Churches for Social Action
  • Jasmin Dean, Dyslexia Now
  • Dr. Travis Butts, Lackland AFB
  • Bobby Blount, San Antonio Area African American Community Fund
  • Patricia Mejia, San Antonio Area Foundation
  • Dorian William, San Antonio Area Foundation, Texas Christian Fellowship
  • Lindsey Logan, San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside
  • Brandy Ralston-Lint, Security Service Federal Credit Union
  • Sharon Crockett-Ray, St. Philip’s College
  • Osman Deem, Telcom Logistics
  • Brianna Brown, Texas Organizing Project
  • Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, Up Partnerhsip,

The report will be launched at the end of 2020/early 2021.

Partnership with CI NOW

Now and the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund (SAAAACF) to increase the 2020 Census Count of Bexar County African-Americans

Leveraging an investment by the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, the San Antonio Area Foundation partnered with the San Antonio Area African Community Fund and Community Information Now to create material on the 2020 Census. SAAAACF coordinated with various community leaders to message and offer suggestions on how to leverage community resources to ensure all are counted.

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