How to Celebrate International Women’s Day Locally

By SA2020 | Mar 8 2018

Happy International Women’s Day! On this day especially, we consider how to make our community more inclusive and equitable. While that may sound like a big task, there are—as always—ways to make small, incremental change. You can get started with SA2020 Partners who support San Antonio’s girls and women: find an organization (or two or three) that you love, and make a commitment of your time, your talent, or your dollars. (You can also find most of these organizations on The Big Give SA and pledge a gift to them beginning March 15th.)

•  Alpha Home: serves as a bridge of hope for women seeking freedom from substance abuse by offering spirituality, counseling, prevention resources and interactive education in a safe, compassionate home environment

•  Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas: provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever

•  Camp to Success: empowers disadvantaged young ladies to reach their maximum potential through weeklong and weekend camp adventures augmented with a year-round interactions and a full family weekend experience

•  Dress for Success San Antonio: helps San Antonio residents find, apply for, and keep jobs

•  Family Violence Prevention Services: provides safety and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence

•  Girls, Inc of San Antonio: provides quality out-of-school time programs to empower girls

•  Girls on the Run of Bexar County: inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running

•  Healthy Futures of Texasreduce teen and unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio and Texas in order to support the development of strong families and positively impact the future of our community

•  League of Women Votersencourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy

•  Martinez Street Women’s Center: transforms communities through women and girls by providing access to vital health services, quality education, and advocacy

•  Planned Parenthood South Texas: provides and protects the health care and information people need to plan their families and their futures

•  The Rape Crisis Center: empowers survivors and works to eliminate sexual violence

•  YWCA of San Antonio: develops personal empowerment and self-sufficiency in women and their families


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