September 25, 2020 marks exactly 10 years since San Antonians first came together to envision the future of the community. A decade later, we’ve seen big, bold efforts come out of that shared vision, driving real progress toward the goals we set together.
As the community works through COVID-19 relief and recovery, celebrating the last decade of progress offers lessons on how we have worked together to achieve community results.
Join SA2020, community leaders, neighbors, and partners for a virtual celebration as we look back on the last 10 years and look forward to San Antonio’s next decade. What has a shared Community Vision meant for San Antonians? What does that shared vision tell us about our immediate and long-term priorities beyond 2020?
In an effort to support our local businesses and make this virtual celebration feel a little more community-like, we’re partnering with local eateries you can support the evening of. Click on the icons below to see how you can enjoy an SA2020 Special while you enjoy the festivities. Find one (or two…?) and place your order for Friday, September 25th. (And, if you’d like to support another small business on September 25th, that counts, too.)
We’re continuing to add businesses to this list. Local businesses are also invited to get in touch with us about participating!
The Friendly Spot is offering “The Southtown Supper” on September 25th. It includes 2 Southtown Sippers (with Bacardi rum) and Friendly Street Corn Nachos for $20. Available for online order or phone on 9/25 from noon ’til midnight!
High Street is offering two ways to celebrate on September 25th. Pick up a special bottle of Stolpman ‘Love You Bunches’ Sangiovese, or place an order for their Community Progress Pack. This includes the same bottle of wine, a cheese and charcuterie kit, and an hour of labor to the nonprofit of your choice. (High Street’s nonprofit labor program pays its employees to volunteer with nonprofit partners during the shutdown.)
Il Forno will offer dinner for 4 for just $20+$20 (AKA $40… but you see what they did there?). It includes eggplant parmigiana, 2 house salads, one cheese pizza, one pizza with veggies and sopresatta. Place your order by calling 210-616-2198 by 4 pm on September 24th for this special.
On September 25th, we’ll hear from San Antonians who have led or been a part of the big, bold efforts inspired by San Antonio’s Community Vision. That includes special guests from Healthy Futures of Texas, Pre-K 4 SA, CentroMed, Bexar Health Collaborative, Alamo Colleges, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, and SA Works. We’ll also meet students from across San Antonio, and we’ll chat with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Secretary (and former Mayor) Julián Castro. Plus, music by DJ Menyo.
Stay tuned for a show schedule, coming soon!
Back when in-person events were a thing, Team SA2020 spent hours putting together the perfect playlist for each. We didn’t want to lose that for this celebration, so we’ve put together a Spotify playlist for the evening, featuring some of our favorite San Antonio artists. We recommend you cue this up for September 25th… and every day after that.
Take a walk down memory lane with us. On September 25th, we’ll look back at the big, bold efforts that were inspired by San Antonio’s Community Vision and the progress they have driven. In the meantime, check out some memories of the past 10 years as the community came together to create a vision for the future and then began working toward it.
In 2012, SA2020 shifted from the Community Vision for San Antonio to the full-time brand of the organization responsible for driving progress toward that vision.
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