The Bumpy Road to a Prosperous West Side


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Fathers Matter: A Conversation with Ramon Vasquez

How the San Antonio Fatherhood Campaign fights for and with local fathers.

Under One Sky

Mark Menjivar and CAST students talk about their exhibit at The Doseum and their hopes for San Antonio.

San Antonio's Roadmap to Justice

Trinity University historian Dr. Carey Latimore talks about how our city’s past holds stories that can inspire us to create a better future.

The Geography of San Antonio's Inequality Crisis

Dr. Drennon, director of urban studies at Trinity University, shares how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted families living in our city.

The Neighborhood is Her Canvas

Muralist Crystal Tamez preserves history—and community—on the walls of San Antonio’s West Side.

Listen: Teenagers Let Us Hear Their Pandemic Thoughts

What goes through a teenager’s mind, especially at the start of a global pandemic, when school has been suspended?

Someone Like Mike

Mike Brown runs a pizza shop while leading his kids and his community in building a better life.

Answering “Who Is My Neighbor?”

We undertook this survey as one early step toward an ambitious goal: to engage our community in a new conversation about why poverty and inequity exist and persist. To put it differently, we intend to inspire fresh thinking around an age—old question: “Who is my neighbor?”

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