News & Newsletters

New developments continue to occur that can assist Southside small businesses and residents. Check back often to learn the latest from Southside First, our community partners, and the media.

Turean Prince Back to School Giveaway

Taurean Prince is coming to San Antonio!

The small forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves will be hosting a
"Back To The Block School Supply Giveaway" at the Harvey Najim YMCA.

Come and help your community!
August, 13 2022
11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
3100 Roosevelt Ave. San Antonio, TX 78214

His desire is to give back to the community and the city he grew up in.
We know we can make this a very successful event with your help and generosity and are requesting donations of any of the hygiene products below, or monetary gifts.

Hygiene products: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.
Feminine hygiene products: tampons, pads, feminine wipes, etc.

People can drop off donations at our Southside First offices at 2130 SW Military, from 10 am to 4 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Thank you for supporting our community!

VIDA Project is taking shape in the Southside!

Bridging the Gap interviews our CEO Gabriela Cadena - May 15, 2022


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New Releases

06/06/2022 Press Release

Southside First helps bring digital transformation to diverse small businesses in Bexar County with Verizon Small Business Digital Ready In partnership with Next Street and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Verizon Small Business Digital Ready aims to focus on women-

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2/2/2022 Press Release

Southside Small Biz Workshop to Focus on Effective Marketing Techniques San Antonio, TX — On Monday, February 7, 2022, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Mission Library, 3134 Roosevelt Avenue, the Southside First Economic Development Council will host its

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Judith Canales

Judith Canales Steps Down as Executive Director

After almost three years, the Southside First Economic Development Council announces the departure of Judith A. Canales as the organization’s Executive Director. Southside First is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as the voice for economic prosperity, community

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Southside First Job Posting

Join the Southside First Team!

Program and Development Coordinator – Full-time San Antonio, TX ABOUT THE SOUTHSIDE FIRST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL The Southside First Economic Development Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as the voice for economic prosperity, community bridging,

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LifFund HELM Accelerator Program

LiftFund Announces HELM Accelerator Participants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021 Lisa Marie Barocas (210) 438-2532 LMG@LMGCOMMUNICATIONS.COM SAN ANTONIO, TX – (April 13, 2021) – LiftFund, with philanthropic support from USAA, is proud to announce the inaugural class of small business participants for their new

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LiftFund Helm Program

Lift Fund: The HELM Business Support Program

LiftFund is proud to announce HELM Accelerate, an accelerator dedicated to working to helm your business. With over 26 years experience in community development LiftFund is proud to take the next step with you in taking control of your business.

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District 4 Small Business Community

District 4 Small Business Committee Launch

CONTACT: Rosana Galaviz (210) 207-5785 SAN ANTONIO (March 12, 2021) – Councilwoman Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia partnered with Southside First Economic Development Council to assemble the first District 4 Small Business Committee made up of residents and small business owners in

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