Blog - San Antonio

Did You Catch Us on National TV?

July 24 2019

We are excited to announce that our organization was featured on Coffee with America on Saturday, July 13, on stations across the nation. The segment introduced viewers to Atlanta staff member Julie Palmer. Julie beautifully captured the work we do and the youth we serve. Please give it a watch and share it with your friends! Stand Up For Kids from Coffee with America on Vimeo.

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StandUp for Kids Has a New Look

July 24 2019

After nearly thirty years of serving youth in need, we are thrilled to announce that the StandUp for Kids brand had a makeover! Youth-Centered Our new logo captures the awesome potential of young lives when they know care, feel loved, and have the support they need to move quickly from surviving to thriving. Youth are the heart of our organization, so it was important to convey that. The logo is youth-centered, energetic, and a clever evolution of our former look. Proud to be the Purple People Purple often represents wisdom or creativity. To the youth we serve, it represents safety, care, and support. Our kids often call volunteers the Purple People. Youth know they can trust them to get ...

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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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