Blog - San Antonio

Our National Conference is Less Than a Month Away!

August 31 2018

The StandUp For Kids National Conference is a highlight of the year, and something you will remember for the rest of your life. It is the biggest effort to bring us together and serve under one big banner. The location of our 2018 conference location will be Atlanta, Georgia, and will run from Friday, September 28 through Sunday September 30. The energy, the excitement, the connections, and the skills are just too important to pass up! Details: Agenda and registration: Find this info at standupforkids.org/conference. Registration closes September 10. Conference location: The American Hotel, located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The $149/night room block must be booked by September ...

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Look What We Did Together in 2017

January 25 2018

A year of highlights from Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair   Your support and involvement in our mission has helped make 2017 a standout year for StandUp For Kids. Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition them into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them. In 2017, we worked with over 2,200 youth for the first ...

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Community College Students Struggling with Hunger, Homelessness

March 24 2017

By Alicia Neaves, KENS5 Eyewitness NewsClick here to read the story on the KENS5 website SAN ANTONIO - A recent national study highlights the level of hunger and homelessness in our youth, more specifically students attending community college. The Wisconsin HOPE Lab surveyed more than 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states, including San Antonio College. They found that 2 in 3 students attending community college are food insecure, about half are housing insecure, and 13 to 14 percent are homeless. KENS 5 spoke with one former student who experienced the struggle firsthand. "I slept outside in the courtyard," said 25-year-old Jon-Mycheal Day, referring to ...

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Ongoing Efforts and Support

February 27 2017

StandUp For Kids - San Antonio has had a busy year helping homeless and at-risk youth in our community. In addition to providing food, clothing, job, medical and educational assistance, transportation and emergency housing, we advocate extensively for these young people in a variety of ways.Networking closely with agencies such as PALS Foster Care Program, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, School Homeless Liaisons and families, landlords and the community-at-large assures that the services that homeless youth need are available and accessible when they need it. We want to thank these agencies, our donors and the community for responding to our call for support of these young people as they strive ...

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Alamo Empire Reign XX Stands Up For StandUp For Kids - San Antonio

February 27 2017

StandUp For Kids - San Antonio is very proud to announce that Alamo Empire Reign XX raised funds for our organization for the past 12 months and we were very honored to have received...$9000+ at the Investitures event this week!! Alamo Empire is one of the most beautiful examples of outstanding community leadership in that their sole purpose is to raise funds for organizations that serve the LGBT community. We were very fortunate that they selected us as one of their primary beneficiaries since we serve all youth, gay and straight alike. This was a very gracious and bold step by this amazing group of community leaders, which made the announcement that they selected us AGAIN ...

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