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The mission of the Student Health, Advocacy, Resource and Engagement (S.H.A.R.E.) Center at Palo Alto College builds a foundation for student success through engagement, advocacy, and co-curricular experiences. Our vision will provide a welcoming environment both in and outside of the classroom that is inclusive to the needs and diversity of the Palo Alto College community. The S.H.A.R.E. Center values service learning and community outreach, health and wellness, leadership, multiculturalism, advocacy and student engagement. We encourage you to visit our office located in the Student Center, Room 101.

 

 


 

Financial Literacy

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Financial Advocate assists students with financial planning and budget management resources, as well as coordinating financial literacy programs. These services enable students to better prepare financial timelines and focus on their coursework. Students may also inquire about the qualifications for the emergency loan program with the Financial Advocate.

Emergency Aid Program:
The purpose of the Palo Alto College Emergency Aid Program is to provide enrolled students with limited, short-term financial assistance. There may be occasions when emergency circumstances-defined as unforeseen, unplanned and unavoidable events-demand immediate attention and require a student to secure funds on short notice. These unforeseen events may cause students to stop attending courses and progressing through degree requirements.
Palo Alto College has two programs available for students who are dedicated to completing their educational journey but are confronted with emergency situations.
The first program is a grant program that does not require repayment and is provided in collaboration with Trellis Company. Emergency grant proceeds must be used for expenses such as: utilities, housing/rent, food, medical/dental, personal automobile expenses, public transportation/bus passes, child care, fuel, etc. The funds cannot be used to cover school expenses, such as parking, fines, tuition, books, supplies, required tools/ equipment etc.
The second program is an institutionally funded loan that requires repayment and may be used for certain educational expenses, such as books and supplies, or utilities, housing/rent, food, medical/dental, personal automobile expenses, public transportation/bus passes, child care, fuel, etc. The loan is provided directly to the student in cash. Loans cannot be used for tuition, fees, or to assist with enrollment in the College.

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Financial Literacy Resources:
AIE is a service of Trellis Company, which offers free one-on-one virtual coaching. Trained financial coaches will help you reach your education, career, and financial goals and help you develop a financial plan and prepare for your future.
Virtual coaching

iGrad is a free resource for students get better at money management, make sense of their student loans, and get ready for their dream job. Students and graduates will have access to articles, infographics, and videos. You can use calculators, play games, and earn badges all while improving your personal finance, student loan, and career skills. www.iGrad.com/schools/PAC

 

Health Services

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The BAEBSAFE Program provides an abstinence plus reproductive health programming and learning modules to students. The program partners with local health care agencies and provides referrals for students, including HIV, STD, and pregnancy testing. In addition, referrals can be made for mental health services, personal counseling, and eye and dental screenings.

 

Career Preparation

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The S.H.A.R.E. Center features a Clothes Closet available to currently enrolled students through a partnership with Goodwill San Antonio. Here, students can receive professional clothing for interviews, networking events, or internships. Additional career preparation services include mock interviews, resume writing assistance, and career assessments.

 

Service Learning

A unique project provides students with service learning opportunities that benefit both the community and the student population. The S.H.A.R.E. Center advocacy element offers an alternative spring break, curriculum-driven service opportunities, and PAC Gives Back volunteer opportunities for students.

 

Social Services

Every Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio provides social services to students and the general public, including utility assistance, health care referrals, and assistance in registering for healthcare

 

Food Pantry

Every Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Food resources are available to students and the general public, in partnership with San Antonio Food Bank. Stop by the S.H.A.R.E. Center for non-perishable food items.

 

Healthy Hub

With AmeriCorps Vista, the Healthy Hub team focuses on creating a community garden and hosting a farmers markets on campus. These opportunities help students bridge academic success and service learning, while teaching the importance of nutritious choices.

 

Student Life

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Student Life is a student friendly resource center at Palo Alto College, offering opportunities to become involved in campus life through participation in clubs, student organizations, student government, and cultural, educational, entertainment, and recreational activities. All students are welcome and encouraged to take part in co-curricular activities.

*Note: The S.H.A.R.E. Center observes all Palo Alto College campus closures.

Contact Information

Delilah Marquez
Student Center - (SC101)
dmarquez1@alamo.edu

Phone:
210-486-3128

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7p.m.