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Past Projects

Helping to educate the community in nutritionally related disease or disorder.
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Helping to educate the community in nutritionally related disease or disorder.
Student Volunteers

Student Volunteers of the Year!

Congratulations to our student group of volunteers! They are this year's Jessica's Project Student Volunteers of the Year.

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Teaching STEM Through Civic Engagement

  • Scientific research through community collaboration
  • The science of urban gardening through community partnerships
  • Sponsor of the Hunger Banquet/Food drive, healthy eating habits and exercise
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SPC Community Garden

Students and volunteers help make San Antonio's Eastside green with a community garden.

Take a tour of the garden.

Check out our past projects and events hosted by Jessica's Project Students and the Natural Sciences department.

Past Jessica’s Projects:

  • Autism and Food Allergies
  • Biotech Career Day
  • Celiac Disease
    • Photos | Videos
  • Community Garden
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hunger Banquet (Annually – Fall)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (Annually – Summer)
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Unexplained Failure to Gain Weight
    • Photos | Videos
  • Diabetes
    • Photos I Videos
  • SPC-Eastside Community Garden 2016  
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Stroke
    • Photos I Videos
    • Photos I Videos
  • Parkinson's Disease
    • Photos I Videos
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy 

Departments involved:

Contact Information

 Founder and Project Coordinator:
Solomon Nfor, Associate Professor,  LVN, B.S M.S, M.S., Ph.D

Civic Engagement Trainer

Founder PPFA Foundation

1801 MLK St, San Antonio, TX 78203
Science Bldg (SCI) 206F





    A workshop designed for ARTS AND SCIENCES DIVISION faculty and staff to redesign syllabus and reflect on ways to engage students in and outside of class. This workshop will provide you with the tools to successfully transform your course from classroom ONLY to Learning with the Community. 

    9AM TO 1:30PM, Bowden Alumni Center (SLC 313), 1801 MLK Dr., San Antonio, TX 78203


  •  CIVIC ENGAGEMENT LEARNING WORKSHOP 2: NOVEMBER 10TH 2017. A workshop designed for APPLIED SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION faculty and staff to redesign syllabus and reflect on ways to engage students in and outside of class. This workshop will provide you with the tools to successfully transform your course from classroom ONLY to Learning with the Community. 9AM TO 1:30PM, Heritage Room, 1801 MLK Dr., San Antonio, TX 78203  

 June 2017:  Dr. Nfor was a keynote speaker at the World Food and Nutrition Conference in Las Vegas   

Spring 2017: Dr. Nfor provided a civic engagement workshop to twelve faculty  from Alamo Colleges at San Antonio College Nursing Building

  Spring 2017: Jessica's Project presents: Parkinson's Disease with Dr. Daadi as guest speaker from UTHSCSA

  • Spring 2016: December 7-11th 2016- Dr. Nfor and Dr. Duncan present at the 42nd Association for Moral Education Annual conference at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge MA
  • Spring 2016: Jessica's Project HIV/AIDS symposium with Maria Davis, activist from New York as keynote speaker November 29th, 9am to 2pm at Watson Fine Arts Auditorium
  • Fall 2017: Jessica's Project presents prepares to expand to other departments and faculty through collaborative efforts
  • Summer 2017 Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Summit- June 29th 2017, 9am to 1pm, Heritage Room, 1801 MLK Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78203

Snapshot of Jessica’s Project

Jessica’s project ( ) is an umbrella program based on civic engagement that covers

1. Culture of Health through disease information and learning

2. Preventing teenage and unplanned pregnancies

3. Encouraging and sustaining the SPC-Eastside community garden

4. Working to foster Hunger banquet and food drives

5. Give me a second Life: Collecting and donating used lab equipment and scientific textbooks to foreign universities

Since its conception, Jessica’s Project has had the following objectives:

1. Offer instructors and students tools to engage with the community

2. Organize symposia every semester on related subject

3. Provide online tools and resources through our partners to assist educators

4. Train instructors to incorporate civic engagement learning into their course designs.

5. Train students to conduct professional research and present posters during the symposia.

6. Create an academic co-op to foster this model of teaching

7. Teach through Problem-based/Case study analysis of medical conditions

8. Raise Awareness of the highlighted condition or issue

9. Education and Prevention

10.         Share Resources

11.         Community Involvement

12.         Active and Service Learning

13.         Application of concepts outside the classroom through research and collaboration

Training workshop covers amongst other things; 

1. Describing civic engagement project

2. How to create partnership between non-profit organization and SPC departments and programs

3. Faculty, staff and students impacting change in the culture of health through

4. Community health education; teenage pregnancy, disease study through active research, diet and active lifestyle

5. Operation of community gardens

6. Organizing hunger banquets and food drives to help the community

7. Expose high impact practices in teaching STEAM courses and learning where to find useful tools to make teaching less boring

8. Changing community perception of SPC footprint in the surrounding area by encouraging healthy lifestyle 

9. Encourage culture of change through lunch and learn workshops at the garden, lunch and learn with focus groups at local nutrition church programs

10.         Design and publicize student posters of projects through an open symposium

SPC Community Garden Tour