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The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Beyond profit

Uncovering the pillars of San Antonio’s nonprofit community
Kayla McCutcheon

San Antonio thrives off of nonprofit organizations. With small startups and large corporations, there is no shortage of nonprofits in the city to support. While there are way too many to detail, it is important to recognize a few notable organizations.

Girls Inc.

Looking for a female-focused organization to guide you through your struggles? Girls Inc. aims to do just that. With a mission geared toward inspiring young women, “Girls Inc. of San Antonio helps girls ages 6 to 18 overcome barriers that prohibit them from achieving their personal, educational and career goals.”

Locally established in 2004, the nonprofit has since flourished and is located at 2214 Basse Rd.
South Texas Alliance for Orphans

Every day, there are an average of 12 children in San Antonio who are removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse. That number may seem low, but it is way too high for one area. South Texas Alliance for Orphans is a nonprofit organization dedicated to abolishing the foster crisis in San Antonio by encouraging more help from the community. Their goal is to end the foster crisis by 2025, but that is not something they can complete on their own. 

Serving the community since 2012, the nonprofit gets closer to its goal every day and is located at 5804 Babcock Rd.

Child Advocates San Antonio

A nonprofit organization that stands out to local San Antonians is Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA). While watching movies at Santikos theaters, CASA runs ads before the movie begins, giving locals some insight into the nonprofit. Through advocacy, connections and permanency, CASA’s mission aims to “recruit, develop and lead highly impactful court-appointed volunteer Advocates who provide constancy and support for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect.”

Located at 1956 S WW White Rd., CASA is an influential force for children who have experienced abuse. 

University of Texas at San Antonio

Did you know that almost all public universities are nonprofits? UTSA is the final nonprofit highlight. Since 1969, UTSA has been serving as a credible research university, giving students a chance to continue their education right here in San Antonio. With a 90% acceptance rate, UTSA continues to give students a chance to pave the path to their future.

UTSA has two campuses to accommodate students; the Main Campus is located at 1 UTSA Circle, and the Downtown Campus is at 501 César E Chávez Blvd.

This city is rich with nonprofit organizations, and it is important to support them at all costs. If none of these serve your needs, make sure to research your options because there is definitely a nonprofit for everyone.

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Laynie Clark
Laynie Clark, Editor-in-Chief
Laynie (she/her) is a third-year Psychology major with a minor in Nonprofit Management. She is passionate about mental health awareness and joined The Paisano in the spring of 2021 to share her passion with others. After graduation, she plans to return to school for her master’s, and just figure out the rest as it happens. When she is not swamped with school, you can always find her reading cheesy romance novels or driving around aimlessly. In addition to her love for cheesy romance novels, Laynie has a mild addiction to all things Marvel-related and has written countless reviews to prove it.

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