S.H.A.R.E. Center

Throughout remote teaching and learning, Palo Alto College and the Alamo Colleges District remain committed to providing resources to care for students’ needs in and outside the classroom. Students receive a personalized assessment and planning to help coordinate resources and monitor students’ health and human service needs.

Career & Experiential Learning

Counseling Services

Financial Wellness

Community Resources

Faculty Resources

Community Garden


For advocacy support, please contact:

Alamo Colleges Advocacy Helpline

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

S.H.A.R.E. Center

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.





Counseling Services

Counseling Services has moved to a telehealth model of care. Counseling Services are offered remotely via a secure online environment to continue supporting the needs of all students enrolled at Palo Alto College. Brief, solution-focused mental health counseling can be scheduled free of charge to enrolled students. Counselors remain available during regular office hours by phone, email, or video (by appointment only).

Learn more

Contact Counseling
Services at:

(Please use your alamo.edu email account for increased security and to ensure your message is received.)



Financial Wellness

The Financial Wellness program offers free services, resources, and programs that help improve your financial knowledge and address financial emergencies. By gaining skills and increasing your awareness, you can become financially literate to create a path for long-term financial wellbeing.

  • Learn more about personal finances! Topics include budgeting, credit, student loans, saving, identity theft, and general smart borrowing.
  • Develop healthy financial habits to reach a state of well being.
  • Receive short-term financial assistance if faced with hardship.
Don’t know where to get started? Schedule an appointment with Kiana Piña, Financial Literacy Sr. Advisor, by calling 210-486-3121 or emailing kpina18@alamo.edu.
Financial Literacy

Virtual Coaching Session

Virtual coaching is “a service of Trellis Company (funds the grant program) offering free one-on-one virtual coaching. Students will be paired with a trained financial coach to help reach their education, career, and financial goals and help develop a financial plan and prepare for their future. The coaching is confidential, free, and works with the student’s availability.

  1. Go to aie.org./coaching
  2. Go to “Schedule Appointment“
  3. Create an Account
  4. Once your account is created indicate in the 3 options provided what dates and times you are available to complete this coaching session a. Note: Weekends do not count and the first session you can sign up for must be 24 hours in advance.
  5. Submit your options and save/print the two documents included at the end of the registration page
    (you will need them at the time of your coaching session) a. A coach will contact you within two business days to confirm the day and time of your session. Remember to sign up on a day you will have access to a computer. If you do not have a computer with a camera the session will be done via phone call.



This FREE money management tool is an interactive resource for money, career exploration, scholarships, student loans, and financial literacy tools.

Search by:

Topics: managing money, paying for school, finding a career, and more.

Courses: creating a budget, assessing your financial health, understanding your credit report, understanding your paycheck, using banking and checking, using credit cards responsibly, and more.

Tools: scholarship search, job search, budget sheet, financial aid coach, games, live webinars, etc. Watch this ‘How it Works’ video to become familiar with iGrad.

Emergency Aid

The emergency aid program is a grant program meant to help students pay for an expense that, if not addressed immediately, could result in students leaving school. Emergency grant funds cannot be used to cover school expenses (parking, tuition, fines, balances, books, supplies, required tools/equipment, etc.).The funds must be used for expenses such as: utilities, housing/rent, food, medical/dental, personal automobile expenses, public transportation/bus passes, child care, fuel, etc. Payments to the third-party agency (e.g., utility service) are made by Palo Alto College, so students will not directly receive any funds. Grants cannot be used for tuition or balances.The program is available
to enrolled students in need of limited, short-term financial assistance; an emergency grant does not require repayment.

  1. On the AlamoSync home page, click the “Sign In” button in the upper right-hand corner using your Aces login information.
  2. Use the Search tool to find “PAC Student Life”.
  3. Click on the blue “Join” button located in the right-hand corner.
  4. Find the “Dr. Mike Flores Emergency Aid Program” application under Forms.
  5. Complete and submit the application.

Palo Alto College will review submitted applications and requirements before approving it. If students are approved for emergency aid, they will be asked to schedule an appointment to complete the process. Students with questions may schedule appointments prior to completing the application with Kiana Piña.

Meet our team

Kiana-SHARECenter.jpgKiana Piña
Financial Literacy Sr. Advisor
Bachelor of Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University

“Financial education is knowledge you can take with you for the rest of your life, and as I tell my students, no one can take that away from you.”




Community Resources

Texas 211 United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
Dial 211 from any phone
24-hour up-to-date information and referral for Bexar and surrounding counties for all health and human service related resources.

San Antonio COVID-19 Hotline
Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
This hotline is for residents to ask questions about the coronavirus, and it is available in English and Spanish. For more information, visit the City of San Antonio website
COVID-19 information in American Sign Language

Mental Health Crisis Hotline
The Center for Health Care Services substance abuse and mental health crisis hotline is available 24/7.

San Antonio Food Bank
210-431-8326 or 1-800-246-9121
Food assistance, access to food pantries and other referrals.

Through remote services, the S.H.A.R.E. Center continues to work with our partner agency the San Antonio Food Bank who hosts food fairs and pop up markets throughout the city of San Antonio. To learn more about the SAFB Food Fair program, please contact: SAFB Food Fair Department at 210-431-8424 or foodfairs@safoodbank.org.

Suicide Intervention Services
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for those in distress.



Faculty Resources

The S.H.A.R.E. Center supports faculty through classroom resources ranging from presentations to service learning consultations. 

Don’t Cancel That Class

Faculty members, in lieu of canceling class, the S.H.A.R.E. Center’s Don’t Cancel That Class program offers educational presentations beyond the course subject that contribute to students’ holistic development. Faculty can request a session by completing this form in AlamoEXPERIENCE. The following sessions are available:

  • Resume Writing: In this session students will learn the importance of having a strong professional resume, while actively completing a resume.

  • Professionalism in Social Media: Educates students on the importance of a LinkedIn profile as well as the implications of discriminatory social media posts and how to avoid post-hire termination. Activity: Students can build a LinkedIn account.

  • Mastering an Interview: This workshop prepares students with strategic designs to answering hard hitting interview questions. Highlights: understanding the elevator speech, non-verbal communication, and tips and techniques.
General Sessions and Engagement
  • S.H.A.R.E. Center Services Overview: This presentation covers the resources and opportunities available to students through the S.H.A.R.E. Center, including the food pantry, professional clothes closet, financial literacy and career advising, emergency aid grants, housing assistance, social services, and volunteer opportunities.

  • AlamoEXPERIENCE & Campus Involvement: Students will learn about the benefits of campus engagement and how to use the AlamoEXPERIENCE platform to engage with clubs, stay up to date with campus events, find volunteer opportunities, and track involvement with the Experience Transcript.

  • Exploring Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement: Students will use the Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement (PPSCE) diagnostic developed by Stanford University's Haas Center to learn about their predispositions and interests toward different approaches to social change. Students will then review different volunteer and career options that align with their individual results.

  • Census 2020: In this session students will learn basic information about the 2020 Census, the importance of a complete count to their communities, misinformation about the process, and what they can do to help get a complete count.
Service Learning

Service Learning Course Design Consultation: If you are interested in planning a service learning course, contact the SHARE center at pac-share@alamo.edu

Begin planning the structure of your course with this course development worksheet

Service Learning Library Guide Community Partner Database


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Contact Information


Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Delilah Marquez 
Overall support and case management



Alex Luna
Student support




  Kiana Piña
Emergency Aid



Rhonda O’Cana
Personal Counseling




  Andrea Flores
Personal Counseling