A helpful volunteer paints our logo on our new building inside the Lincoln Heights Courts, a San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) property where we have been working since 2003.
Urban Connection--San Antonio will occupy the building this week!
The new building will allow our great team in San Antonio, led by Leslie Kelsie-Grubbs, to quadruple its space!
UC-SA has been working with the families who live inside the public housing development, as well as those who live in the surrounding West Side neighborhood. The area is one of the poorest and roughest in the city.
Thanks to Leslie's faithful, visionary leadership UC-SA has grown dramatically in a very short period of time.
UC-SA will become a separate 501 (c ) 3, non-profit corporation in 2007, but will remain a vital part of the Central Dallas Ministries family of urban ministries and organizations.
UC-SA works hard at community organizing, providing emergency assistance to individuals and families in need, employment training and placement, overall case management, after school and summertime programming for children and individual and community spiritual development.
If you are ever in San Antonio, stop by for a visit!
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Rising from Ashes
Larry James' Urban Daily
A repository of ideas, resources, commentary and opinions concerning the issues facing low-income residents of the inner cities of the United States and how mainstream America largely forgets or, worse, ignores the day-to-day realities of urban life for the so-called "poor." Written and edited by the President & CEO of CitySquare. Please visit CitySquare.
Today and throughout 2013, we need your support to continue our life-changing work in inner-city Dallas. Every day hundreds of our wonderful neighbors arrive at our doors seeking our assistance, offering their help and prepared to pursue a better life. Frankly, the folks we "serve" make essential contributions to the scope, nature and soul of the work we attempt. At CitySquare we honor and recognize the amazing value and richness of our low-income neighbors. During 2012, almost 55,000 different people received the benefit of our wide-ranging services designed to assist in the process of building better lives. We need your help TODAY as we continue to respond to the needs of our community. Even more, we need you to become our PARTNER in the work of compassion and community renewal--work that continues day after day at CitySquare.