“SVP is an innovative concept, and it is really what you make of it.”
Program Highlight: Project Brave
We’ve seen an alarming increase in domestic violence nationwide, another devastating impact of the pandemic. Locally, San Antonio police received almost 23,000 more calls for help with domestic violence cases in 2020 than the previous year. Community leaders are looking everywhere for solutions, investing millions in crisis response teams, case management and police support. Project Brave, a local nonprofit, is … Read More
Partner Highlight: Billy & Lynn Cox
One of SVPSA’s founding partners is Billy Cox, who is in his second year as chairman of the board. After retiring and moving back to the city in 2015, he was excited by the opportunity to invest more time in volunteer work.
October Fellowship Focuses on Management
The lunch program featured a Q&A with Hope Andrade and Kevin Moriarty, who shared anecdotes from their decades of experience with nonprofits and insight into effective management.
Partner Highlight: Nisi Bennett
When Nisi Bennett moved to San Antonio in 2014 as a civilian nurse for the Army, she brought her five children and a deep commitment to philanthropy. She was a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a national speaker and entrepreneur. After moving to San Antonio, she furthered her career as a local public health nurse, teaching parents, educators and college students about the fundamentals and importance of mental wellness.
How a new school thrived during the pandemic: Promesa Academy
To say the 2020-21 school year was memorable might be a bit of an understatement. The emotional, physical and mental work required to teach and learn in a pandemic will leave a lasting impression on many of us. But for 200 students, their families, and about two dozen dedicated teachers and staff, it will be remembered fondly as the year … Read More
Partner Highlight: Beth Scantland Woolfolk
Beth Scantland Woolfolk is an SVPSA Board Member and founding partner and has been a critical guiding force for the organization since it launched in San Antonio in 2016. Her diverse background and experience as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, in addition to her work running the charitable arm of DOCUmation, have been instrumental in the growth of SVP and the … Read More
Nonprofit Highlight: Students of Service
Students of Service (SOS) has engaged more than 2,500 students from 50 different schools in the San Antonio area in service to our community and to the world since 2014. SOS Executive Director, Amir Samandi, participated in the 2019 SVPSA Fellowship.
Historic Westside Nonprofit Starting a New Chapter
For more than 100 years, the House of Neighborly Service (HNS) has been like a second home to families on San Antonio’s Westside. It was founded in 1917 by Presbyterian missionaries and has been operating out of the same, historic building designed by Harvey P. Smith since 1929. The capacity of HNS to serve people and families…