Military service sometimes comes at a personal cost for service members and their families. That’s why Endeavors, a San Antonio-based nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping veterans and their families with personalized, comprehensive care. Hear from one of the SVPSA Fellows on their mission to support military and their families.
VPSA Fellowship alumnus Amir Samandi remembers the “ah-ha” moment that triggered the thought to start Students of Service (SOS).
Founded in 1895, Providence Place began as a rescue mission for young unmarried mothers, evolving today to create innovative programs for women in crisis to address and end generational trauma. One fact has remained true: it is not the size of the program that matters, but the impact it makes in the lives of women and families.
Jasmin Dean, founder and executive director of Celebrate Dyslexia, always dreaded filling out Form 990, the annual filing that the IRS requires of nonprofits and charities. Dean saw the 990 as a distraction from the mission-critical work that she was doing to create community, offer resources and provide support for dyslexic students, their families, and the educators who serve them.
Students of Service (SOS) has engaged more than 2,500 students from 50 different schools in the San Antonio area in service to our community and to the world since 2014. SOS Executive Director, Amir Samandi, participated in the 2019 SVPSA Fellowship.