• As a collective impact organization, P16Plus collaborates with the following organizations:



    Avance-San Antonio is an organization that has been building families and community in San Antonio for the last 36 years. Avance initiates change by teaching parenting skills, improving educational opportunities for parents and children, providing literacy training for parents, and teaching parents how to use the resources around them.
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  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters


    Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. Research has found that the organization effectively helps children make the positive choices needed in order for them to stay in school, stay out of prison and to graduate from high school or earn their GED.
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  • Boy with a Ball San Antonio


    Boy with a Ball is a unique grassroots organization whose mission is to build and send out teams to reach young people and their families, drawing them into mentoring relationships and small group communities from which they can be equipped not only to thrive, but then turn and reach others. Boy with a Ball San Antonio focuses on mentoring and developing literacy awareness across the city. Velocity, a cross age mentoring program or CAMP, is now available at Harlandale ISD. Learn more about Velocity.
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  • Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio


    The Clubs provide diversified activities that meet the interests and needs of all young people. Core programs encourage activities with adults, peers and family members that enable kids to enhance self-esteem and fulfill their potential. Activities focus on character & leadership development, education & career development, health & life skills, the arts, and sports & fitness.

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  • CIS


    For over 25 years Communities In Schools of San Antonio has been helping students stay in school and achieve in life. CIS provides a positive environment for at-risk students, insuring their access to educational opportunities, social services and support services. By developing positive self-esteem, confidence and respect, CIS-SA helps to realize the ultimate goal of young people graduating from high school and going on to reach their highest potential as successful citizens.
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  • City Year


    As tutors and mentors, City Year San Antonio corps members provide critically needed services to some of San Antonio’s most underserved children and youth and the communities they live in by providing one-on-one mentoring, youth leadership development and opportunities to improve area neighborhoods. 
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  • Eastside Promise Neighborhood


    Led by United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, Eastside Promise Neighborhood is a collaborative efforts impacting a 3.5 square mile area in San Antonio’s east side. Inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone demonstrable success for youth and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Eastside Promise Neighborhood focuses on achieving results on 10 Promises to the community, all focused on improving education opportunities for youth and strengthening families and the neighborhood.

  • Excel Beyond the Bell


    In Bexar County, less than 19% of all youth have access to high quality programs outside of school. Our mission is to change that. We firmly believe that every young person should be able to access high quality out-of-school time (OST) programs, no matter where they live or what challenges they and their families they face.

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  • Family Service Association


    Family Services Association in San Antonio offers a variety of services including child care resources & referrals, counseling, marriage & relationship enrichment and a variety of services targeted at specific groups (youth, families, military, seniors, parents and the workplace).

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  • Financial Aid Council of San Antonio

    The Financial Aid Council collectively provides services, expertise, resources, and advocacy that facilitates college enrollment, persistence and completion; serves as a forum for communication and collaboration on student financial aid issues and initiatives; and supports best practices that lead to systemic change.

  • GEAR UP at Harlandale ISD


    The GEAR UP program at Harlandale ISD is designed to provide low income students with greater access to a postsecondary education. The federally-funded program will follow a cohort of 8th graders for seven years through their first year of college. Program goals include increasing parent/student knowledge about college and student aid, college readiness, access, graduation rates and enrollment.
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  • GEAR UP at San Antonio ISD


    The purpose of the San Antonio ISD’s  GEAR UP program is to significantly increase the number of students prepared to enter and succeed in college and other post secondary educational programs.  Program funding has followed participants throughout their middle to high school journey, empowering youth and their families through goal setting, college-bound academic preparation and a deeper knowledge of the post secondary environment.
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  • Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas


    The purpose of Girl Scouting is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. Girl Scouting seeks to accomplish this by providing girls opportunities to develop their potential and have fun with their peers in a supportive, all-girl setting. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. There are three key goals of the Girl Scout program, which are: DISCOVER, CONNECT, and TAKE ACTION.


  • Girls, Inc. of San Antonio


    Girls Inc. of San Antonio has been transforming girls’ views of themselves and helping them recognize the endless stream of opportunities that exist for them. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their potential and self-worth, and prepares them to lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives.  Girls Inc. delivers nationally researched and evaluated programs to girls ages 6 to 18.  The programs offered are designed and proven to empower girls and increase their self-esteem.

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  • Good Samaritan Community Services


    Good Samaritan Community Services offers extensive social service programs that address the overall needs of children, youth, and families living in this community. Services include child care, youth development enrichment programs for children ages 6 – 18 years old, family development courses in food and nutrition, and Get2Work programs for at-risk students.

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  • Goodwill – San Antonio


    Goodwill changes lives through the power of work. Aside from the donation services and Goodwill stores, the organization partners with local businesses to provide employment to those populations left behind in the world of work such as the homeless, ex-offenders, veterans and those with little or no work experience. Additionally, the Good Careers Academy helps individuals with GED preparation and provides training in Computer Technology, Microsoft Office, Medical Certification and more.

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    Good Careers Academy Success Story #1 – Meet Analise

    Good Careers Academy Success Story #2 – Meet Francine

  • Head Start


    Managed by the City of San Antonio, the Department of Community Initiatives’s Head Start program provides early learning opportunities for eligible children. The educational program offers the following comprehensive servcies: Education and Early Childhood, Mental Health and Disability, Medical and Oral Health, and Family & Community Support Services

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    Head Start Provider List

  • KLRN


    The mission of KLRN is to use the power of telecommunications to provide quality programs and services which advance education, culture and community, to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas. Online resources and workshops are available for families, learners, teachers, and the community members.
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  • Library


    The San Antonio Public Library provides equal and open access to books, information, and technology resources to promote a lifetime of reading and learning, and to contribute to the enjoyment, enlightenment, and economic vitality of our diverse and dynamic community.
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  • Literacy SA


    LITERACY San Antonio is an agent for innovation, change, and collaboration for community service providers in Bexar County.  It is our vision to see a significant and permanent change in the literacy levels of San Antonio through a collaborative effort that involves all citizens of Bexar County.
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  • Little Read Wagon


    The Little Read Wagon is the San Antonio Public Library’s early literacy program, designed to support the development of young children’s love of books, reading and learning. Little Read Wagon staff provide foundational literacy information and materials to parents, extended family, and caregivers of children ages birth-five years. Services are provided free of charge at public libraries, childcare facilities, schools and community-based organizations.

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  • Raise Your Hand


    Raise Your Hand Texas is a grassroots non-profit, bi-partisan advocacy organization made up of business and community leaders, taxpayers and concerned citizens, all with a single focus: increasing student achievement in Texas.
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  • SA Education Partnership


    San Antonio Education Partnership makes college possible for students, it has invested more than $16 million in scholarships since inception, and produced over 3,200 college graduates.
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  • SA2020


    SA2020 is a community-wide visioning process that asks the question: What do we want San Antonio to look like in the year 2020?

    The mission of SA2020 is to catalyze the entire San Antonio community into passionate, focused, and sustained action to achieve the shared goals that will transform San Antonio into a world-class city by the year 2020 in eleven key vision areas. SA2020 acts as a steward, connecting San Antonio citizens to opportunities that contribute to their aspirations for their city.

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    Its volunteer group of educators, business and community leaders implement and influences city-wide efforts to recruit, certify, and retain science and mathematics teachers for San Antonio schools.
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  • San Antonio Museum of Art


    At no cost, families can explore art collections and hands-on activities at the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) First Sundays for Families event. On the first Sunday of each month, families can join SAMA staff for fun tours and age-appropriate art activities.
    See the calendar for monthly programs.

    Educators and students can enjoy gallery tours to enhance classroom instruction. Guided and self guided school tours align with TEKS guidelines, so student can enjoy the museum’s cultural experience while supplementing instruction in math, science, history and literacy skills. Educator workshops and school resources are also available along with affordable group rates and transportation reimbursement. Can’t make it to SAMA? Ask about SAMA’s Traveling Trunk and SAMA on the Go!

    Learn more about educational opportunities at SAMA

  • San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL)


    San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL) aims to promote the literacy skills of San Antonio’s at-risk youth using  SAYL Reading Budding Program, an early intervention program.  SAYL trains volunteers to work one-on-one with elementary school-aged children who are reading below grade level. Additionally, SAYL provides opportunities for guided reading practice with a caring individual, fosters an enjoyment of reading, and enhances the motivation and self-esteem of at-risk children through the experience of reading.
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    SASTEMIC is a San Antonio-based 501c3 advocacy group and connectory for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We are “the go-to organization for STEM in San Antonio.” Our mission is to advance STEM education and economic development to bolster the connections between K-12, college, industry, and government for the San Antonio area. SASTEMIC is home to the Geekbus, FIRST Robotics, CyberPatriot, CodeJam and Tech City USA Radio.

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  • SAY Sí


    SAY Sí is a year round, long-term, non-profit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. The after-school arts program is provided at no cost to students with parent/guardian permission. Students must commit to attending the program regularly and completing projects in a timely manner while acting as a positive influence in the studios. SAY Sí was recently recognized as a model out-of-school-time arts program.
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  • Serve SA



    SERVE SA aims to give the city of SAN Antonio easily identifiable engaging volunteer opportunities that will help move the needle on the eleven areas identified by SA2020. The goal of SERVE SA is to empower our community to contribute to the growth and excitement of our city by contributing their passion and talent through service.

  • Student Aid San Antonio


    Student Aid Saturdays encourages students and parents to complete the financial aid applications otherwise known as FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid). Research shows that 90% of students who complete the FAFSA will enroll in post-secondary education. Student Aid San Antonio Schedule.
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  • Teach For America


    Teach For America • San Antonio is preparing to welcome a corps of 100 of the nation’s most promising future leaders, who will be teaching in our city’s lowest-income classrooms and working to ensure their students have the educational opportunities they deserve.
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  • United Way


    For seventy years, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has funded agencies and programs that reach out to individuals, families and children throughout San Antonio and Bexar County.
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  • YMCA of Greater San Antonio


    The YMCA of Greater San Antonio offers our community a place to build friendships, create positive experiences and participate in healthy programs and activities. By providing safe, fun and creative programs for our youth, we hope to keep them involved in healthy and stimulating activities. Teen and adult programs are also available. We offer a large variety of programs, all of which vary by branch. Programs include Aquatics & Youth, Summer Camps and Childcare (After School Care). With 11 locations around the area, you’re bound to find a program to meet your needs.

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    YMCA After School Programs

    YMCA Wellness Programs

  • Northwest Vista College Partners with P16Plus


    A group of students from Northwest Vista College’s Advanced Video Production class chose P16Plus as the topic of their final project for the Fall 2016 semester. The students worked with P16plus staff for a month to create a video describing the work that P16Plus does in the community. Their efforts were greatly appreciated!