S.H.A.R.E. Center


Career Services

Career services offers preparation services for students including mock interviews, resume writing assistance, and career exploration. Learn more about our resources and tools for creating the career you want.

Visit PAC Career Services, within AlamoSync, for additional details on upcoming career related events as well as job and internship boards.

The Goodwill Clothing Closet is available to currently enrolled students through a partnership with Goodwill Industries of San Antonio. Students can receive free professional clothing for interviews, networking events, or internships.   



Community Resources

The S.H.A.R.E. Center provides a variety of services to students but also connects students to resources available in the surrounding community. Visit the S.H.A.R.E. Center for more information, or view this list of community resources that may be helpful.

Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness resources are available to help students with financial planning, budget management, emergency aid, and more. 

Financial Literacy

Programs are offered throughout the year to enable students to better prepare financial timelines and focus on their coursework. Resources available year-round include:

  • One-on-one virtual financial coaching through AIE (Trellis Company), which helps students develop a financial plan to reach their education, career, and financial goals.
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  •  iGrad is a free resource for students to get better at money management, make sense of their student loans, and get ready for their dream job.
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Emergency Aid

When unforeseen, unplanned and unavoidable events demand immediate attention, the Palo Alto College Emergency Aid Program helps students secure funds on short notice to allow them to continue attending courses and progressing through degree requirements. Two programs are available to enrolled students in need of limited, short-term financial assistance: emergency grants (does not require repayment) and emergency loans (requires repayment). 

  • Emergency Grant: In partnership with the Trellis Company, the emergency grant does not require repayment and can be used for expenses such as utilities, housing, rent, food, medical/dental, and childcare. The average award amount is $500.
  • Emergency Loan: The emergency loan requires repayment and can be used for expenses such as books, school supplies, automobile expenses, and gas. The maximum award amount is $300.  

To learn more about qualifications and funding usage restrictions, visit the S.H.A.R.E. Center or apply now.


Food Pantry

Non-perishable food items are available to students and the general public, in partnership with San Antonio Food Bank. 

Students may access Emergency Meals Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The Food Pantry hours are available to students every Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. (closed on Fridays in June and July).

Community members may access the Food Pantry every Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (during June and July, distribution will occur every other Thursday).


Health Services

The BAEBSAFE program educates and empowers young adolescents. Students learn about healthy relationships and life skills through our abstinence-plus sexual health education workshops: SHARP and Seventeen Days. BAEBESAFE provides education, support, and clinic referrals to surrounding community healthcare providers in a safe and judgement-free space for students and the community.  

A new partner, Texas Diaper Bank, provides students with a monthly supply of diapers and wipes. Participants must be a parent or have full guardianship of a child as well as be receiving Financial Aid. Parenting classes, such as toiler-training courses, are available to both students and community members.



Healthy Hub

Healthy Hub is powered by an AmeriCorps VISTA team, whose focus is on creating a community garden, hosting Farmers' Markets on campus, and other initiatives. These opportunities engage students in bridging academic success and service learning, while teaching the importance of nutritious choices.



Service Learning

Opportunities provided through service learning benefit both the community and the student population. Programming includes alternative spring break, alternative winter break, curriculum-driven service trips, and PAC Gives Back volunteer opportunities for students.


Social Services 

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. 


Counseling Services 

Licensed personal counselors and counseling student interns are available to provide free short-term or crisis mental health counseling services free of charge to enrolled students. Students pursue counseling for help with a wide range of areas, such as: academic performance, anxiety, depression, self-injury, mood swings, relationship issues, career indecision, time management, and more. 

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Contact Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
(Closed on Fridays in June and July)

Hours may vary for different services provided through the S.H.A.R.E. Center. Any variation is indicated in the list of services above.

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

Location: Student Center 101

Phone: 210-486-3121

Carlos Cruz
Director of Student Success

Delilah Marquez
Grant Project Director – Title V DHSI Project Impacto