Area Foundation Supports Nonprofits Promoting STEM Learning

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By James Courtney SAN ANTONIO — As we previously reported, the Area Foundation is proud to join UP Partnership to boost, via our first-ever Youth Leadership Development (YLD) grants and Artist Fellowship grants, nonprofit organizations whose work empowers and amplifies the talents and voices of young people across our community. In what we’re calling the YLD Spotlight Series…

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West Side Families Count On Good Neighbors During Pandemic

Mari Lopez, left, hands a free lunch to a walk-up at House of Neighborly Services Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. HNS is using extra safety protocols for the safe handling and delivery of food to needy neighbors.

House of Neighborly Service Still Strong After 100+ Years Even with restrictions gradually lifting on being out and about during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Estela Trujillo feels quite jittery about heading out of the house. As an older adult, she knows that unfortunately she’s in the primary target demographic for the dangerous virus. She does…

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UP Partnership: Prioritizing An Equitable Recovery For Our Youth


In order to have a truly equitable post-coronavirus recovery, one key factor cannot be overlooked: academic systems serving young people can no longer work independently of one another.  “The pandemic clearly showed us that as a city, we are extremely dependent on one another. Education systems, including schools and wrap-around student services, do not work…

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Keeping Immigrant Families From Falling Through Societal Cracks

When our region began feeling the pervasive impact of the quickly-spreading coronavirus pandemic in March, students suddenly saw their Spring Break extended by a few days. Then some more days. Weeks went by and students and their parents began hearing what seemed like the inevitable – classes would be cancelled for good for the remainder…

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