Pact Partner Community Programs

PaCT Partners offer a wide variety of outreach programs and events that are available to the EastPoint community free of charge. Programs provide opportunities of empowerment for Youth and Families, Home Improvement, Social Networking, Job Training and local Business Development.

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For more information on any EPN programs please call (210) 352-7149.

■ Kinder Prep Academy
The academy helps ensure children don’t lose what they mastered before Kindergarten begins. The academy teaches children how to feel comfortable in their new school environments and help students prepare to learn letters, numbers, and language. For families with children who will attend Bowden, Pershing, or Washington elementary during the 2014-2015 school year. Kinder Prep Academy is free and eligible for all four year old children born on or before September 1st and must live in 78202 or 78208.
Kinder Prep Camp starts on July 14th-August 8th from 8:30am-2:30pm Monday-Friday at Bowden, Pershing, and Washington Elementary.

■ Summer Festivals
June 20th at Pershing Park from 5pm-8pm
August 17th – TBD
Both events are free! Back to School collaborative events with multiple providers to offer resources and summer fun activities for the whole family! Organizations will offer educational games, music, and literacy activities.

■ Midnight Basketball
The Midnight Basketball League is a partnership between Eastside Promise Neighborhood, San Antonio Police Department and the YMCA. Games are played each week on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Davis Scott YMCA. This year’s league will begin on June 20th and the Championship Tournament will be held on August 2nd. The league has expanded this year to include middle school (13-14 Boys) and high school students (15-16 girls and boys). Mike Mitchell Jr., son of NBA All Star Mike Mitchell, will serve as the league’s Commissioner.

■ Advisory Council Meetings
Every 1st Meeting of the Month @ 5pm
Ella Austin Community Center
All visitors are welcome to attend Advisory Council Meetings. However, only Advisory Council Members have voting privileges. If you plan to attend an upcoming meeting, please contact EPN staff to confirm the location at 352-7142.

United Way

[full_width]■ Financial Empowerment Centers
Certified financial counselors provide free one-on-one counseling sessions guiding residents on how to stabilize their finances, rebuild credit, reduce debt and build new savings the confidential sessions. Counselors will also link residents to a multitude of existing services and community resources available to assist them. Services are always free and available to all residents regardless of income. Counseling help is available in both English and Spanish.
The Financial Empowerment Center is located at the Claude Black Center, 2805 E. Commerce St.
For More Information: (210) 352-7087 or[/full_width]


Contact Arrie Porter 210-477-6489

  • Infill Housing – Land Assemblage/New Homes
  • Owner Occupied Rehab Program
  • Business Façade Improvement Program
  • Urban Farm
  • Veterans Outreach Center
  • Community Safety Center
  • Infrastructure – Improvements (Lighting, Streets, Sidewalks)
  • Neighborhood Beautification and Community Art
  • BiblioTech
  • UHS – Health Clinic
  • Menger Creek

Contact Arrie Porter 210-477-6489

■ Housing
Contact McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. @ 210-819-6494

Contact Beverly Watts Davis @ 210-224-2351 Option 5

Ella Austin Community Center
Last Tuesday of every month @ 11:00am – 12:00 pm

Ella Austin Community Center
Every Monday at 8:30 am


Contact: April deLeon-Galloway @ 210-477-6165

Business Opportunity Academy
(Business Owners must apply)
Section 3 Resident Employment Assistance
(Job Training and Job Placement Opportunities)
Job Access Workshops
(Job Readiness)
Section 3 Job Fairs
(Connecting residents to employers)


■ Ex-offenders Workforce:
Contact: The Resurgence Collaborative @ 210-271-7232

■ Gardening & Food:
Contact: Beth Keel @ 210-477-6242

Urban Farming
Be a part of SAHA’s first Community Supported Agriculture Farm!
Classes and opportunities to volunteer coming soon.

■ Home Ownership, Maintenance & Improvement:
SAHA Home Buyer Readiness Program
Contact: MJ Estrada 210-477-6008 or email

City Public Service
Casa Verde Weatherization

Merced Housing Texas
Owner Occupied Repair Program for Seniors (Minor Rehab – $5,000 or less)

Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
Weatherization Program (income eligible)


[full_width]■ Store-Front Grant Program
The SAGE Store-Front Grant Program can provide qualified businesses an opportunity to improve their businesses with matching grants of up to $20,000. The Store-Front Grant Program is a Matching Grant Program in which grants must be matched dollar for dollar by the business owner. Store-Front Grants are only given to business owners who own their property.

For More Information: (210) 248-9178 or[/full_width]

Many of these programs are free, or otherwise noted with an (*)

San Antonio Public Library Mayor’s Summer Reading Club


Students and adults are eligible to participate in the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club. Sign up at any San Antonio Library location after June 1st, keep track of the books you have read and at the end of the summer each individual will receive a certificate and select a free book.

For More Information:

Greater San Antonio After-School All-Stars (EPN Funded)


A FREE summer program for Washington Elementary students with activities focused on selected academic themes such as “STEM Carnival.”

Ages: 5 to 12

Location: Booker T Washington Elementary, 1823 Nolan St.

Days/Time: June 9 to August 8, 2014 (Closed June 30 to July 4)

Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:15pm

For More Information: (210) 229-7827

Sam Houston High School SAISD


Summer enrichment camp, entitled Discovering Infinite Possibilities, is designed to include academic enrichment and college and career exploration through active and engaging lessons, guest speakers, and fieldtrips. Students will spend time in the classroom as well as outside the classroom exploring the vast number of career options within the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math pathways. Students will be challenged to write and produce news-quality journalistic pieces while participating in the camp. Vocabulary and comprehension activities that address language arts state educational standards will be integrated into the camp, curriculum.

Grades: In-coming 9th and 10th grade students

Location: Sam Houston High School 4635 E Houston St

Days/Times: June 9 to July 18

Mon-Fri 8:30am to 3pm

For More Information: (210) 661-4134

H.I.S. BridgeBuilders (EPN Funded)


The H.I.S. BridgeBuilders’ summer program focuses on literacy, particularly reading and reporting on age and grade appropriate books. Two science projects will be completed by the children, and we will give the children time with crafts and outdoor play as appropriate to the time and weather.

Ages: 4 to 15

Location: 1719 Burleson

Days/Time: June 9-Aug 8

Mon-Thurs 3:30pm to 5:30pm

For More Information: (210) 870-4676

Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio (EPN Funded)


Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio will offer EPN Full STEAM Ahead! program at the Antioch Branch for the summer. The fill day program provides structured programming including reading activities, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) project-based activities, life skills, character development, sports and fitness challenges and field trips.

Ages: 6 to 14

Location: Antioch, 1001 N. Walters St

Days/Time: June 9-Aug 8

Mon-Thurs 7am to 6pm

For More Information: (210) 436-0686

Healy-Murphy Center, Inc. (EPN Funded)


Healy-Murphy Center’s Eastside Explorers will creatively engage children in grades pre-K through 2 in an exploration of their neighborhood and the world around them through fun, hands-on activities, fieldtrips and recreational opportunities that build literacy skills and promote STEAM proficiency.

Location: Healy-Murphy Center, 618 Live Oak

Days/Time: June 9 to Aug 8

Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm

For More Information: (210) 223-2944

EPN Girl Scout Leadership Experience at Camp Metro (EPN Funded)


The EPN Girl Scout Leadership Experience at Camp Metro will provide girls who reside or attend school in the Eastside Promise Neighborhood area a traditional camp experience in an urban setting. Girls will explore skills and interests in a variety of thematic areas such as community service, cultural arts, healthy living, environments awareness and much more.

Ages: 5 to 17

Location: 5622 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd

Days/Times: June 9 to Aug 8

Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm

For More Information: (210) 349-2404

Claude & Zernona Black Leadership Institute (EPN Funded)


Individuals and teams discover strength of character and an aptitude for leadership needed to serve others in their community and care for the world around them. We provide educational and cultural experiences that challenge their minds and support inner growth.

Ages: 10 to 17

Location: 333 Martin Luther King Dr.

Days/Time: June 16 to Aug 8

Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm

For More Information: (210) 224-5953

YMCA of Greater San Antonio (EPN Funded)


YMCA Out-of-school time programs nurture social, emotional, physical, and academic development of children. Programs are focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math; health and wellness; and service learning.

Grades: 6th to 8th grade students

Location: Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St

Days/Time: June 9 to Aug 8

Mon-Fri 8am to 3:30pm

For More Information: (210) 246-9622

Ella Austin Community Center (EPN Funded)


Ella Austin Community Center will partner with St. Phillip’s College – Center of Excellence for Science, University of the Incarnate Word – Center for Civic Leadership, FIRST AmeriCorps/VISTA, San Antonio Jr. Golf Foundation, Antioch Christian Academy, San Antonio Youth Literacy, Comerica Bank, and the San Antonio Food Bank to provide—the SLAM (Summer Leadership Academic Movement) Enrichment Program. This summer program offers motivating and engaging academic activities in which students may explore STEM activities through Camp Invention, SAMSA (Science and Math Summer Academy) and Robotics Camp. Academic performance, creative arts, physical/sports activities, fine arts (drama production), a book club/Reading Buddies mentorship, and a SAMSA graduation and robotics exhibition/ceremony. Parent activities include adult literacy, financial literacy, and yoga classes.

Ages: 6 to 14

Location: 1023 N. Pine St

Days/Times: June 9 to Aug 8

Mon-Fri 9am to 5:30pm

For More Information: (210) 224-2351

Carver Community Cultural Center*


The Carver School for Visual and Performing Arts provides community- based programming which offers children and adults an opportunity to work with a variety of media – art, ceramics, dance, African drumming and more. Each session is 8 weeks long and meets each Saturday of the semester. * $50 tuition fee per session.

Ages: 3 and up depending on class

Location: 226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78202

Days/Times: June 14 to Aug 2

Saturdays, various times

For More Information: (210) 207-7211 or

St. Philip’s College Kids Camp*


This extremely popular program engages children ages 4-13 in both academic and enrichment classes that increase each child’s creative and critical thinking skills, self-esteem, and ability to work with others. Program participants receive instruction from Texas certified instructors and college faculty members, allowing each student the opportunity to engage in new activities, revisit interests and enhance their academic skills in a supportive relaxed atmosphere. * Cost for Kids’ Camp will be $75 per week per child.

Ages: 4-13

Location: 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, TX 78203

Days/Times: June 9 to Aug 18

For More Information: (210) 486-2747 or

Coordinator: Gabriela Méndez Pérez,