Browse Stories in poverty

Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 18 2020 - 4:38pm
Leaders from nonprofits, human services agencies, community groups and the faith community gathered for a community conversation on how to better connect services and help with people in poverty. The Jan. 28 event at the Maestro Center, hosted by San Antonio Department of Human Services, was the second Community Conversation in a four-part series on Poverty.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 16 2020 - 2:16pm
By Juan Pablo Garnham, The Texas Tribune In the 40-minute bus ride across San Antonio that Barbie Hammond takes to work, there’s one topic of conversation that keeps coming up: the cost of rent. “A lady that I talk to on the bus told me she had to move because of the rent increases,” the 57-year-old said. “And I told her, ‘Well, when Christmastime came, I got a note saying that the next month there will be a $60 increase in my apartment.’”
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 6 2019 - 3:34pm
What would it take to be more effective and efficient in providing innovative, comprehensive and wraparound services to improve the lives of families and communities most in need?
Written by JoleneAlmendarez on Jan 16 2019 - 8:56pm
It was dark outside, and the fourth grade student’s grandmother was waiting in the parking lot to take her home from Girls Inc. San Antonio. But the girl clung to her last minutes of Internet access, scrambling to print out her homework from a computer so she could complete the assignment on paper at home, where she has no Internet.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 25 2017 - 2:36pm
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Written by admin_charlotteanne on May 13 2017 - 11:44am
NOWCastSA's video from the April 3 forum on Nonprofit Impact has gone viral after several media outlets focused on Mayor Ivy Taylor's response to a question about the systemic cause of generational poverty. Here are links to the other news organization's articles that credited and linked to NOWCastSA video:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 31 2017 - 1:18pm
NOWCastSA's video from the April 3 forum on Nonprofit Impact has gone viral after several media outlets focused attention on Mayor Ivy Taylor's response to a question about the systemic cause of generational poverty. Scroll down for a link that goes directly to video of her full response. Here are links to the other news organization's articles that credited and linked to NOWCastSA video:
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Feb 22 2017 - 11:16pm
In a speech laced together with data and lifted by his passionate hope for 53,000 students, Superintendent Pedro Martinez described an arsenal of innovative solutions he is using combat the stubborn reality of poverty in the San Antonio Independent School District.
Written by Diego Bernal on Nov 15 2016 - 11:04pm
Editor's Note: This column has been republished with the permission of Texas Rep. Diego Bernal. He originally published his education report here.  My commitment to public education is rooted in two core beliefs: The first is that education can solve our most pressing problems — poverty, hunger, inadequate health care, the lack of affordable housing, unemployment, crime, the need for criminal justice reform, and many more.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 17 2016 - 1:05pm
Replay:  Watch the Center for Public Policy Priorities' 2016 State of Texas Children report and San Antonio area snapshot, presented by CPPP, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.,