Civic Engagement

At St. Philip's College, civic engagement takes on many forms and we provide programs and efforts that engage students, faculty, and staff on-campus and in the community. We serve the social and economic needs of the community while empowering students to walk in their passions through academic and job skill development.

Jessica's Project

The goal of Jessica’s Project is to strengthen student learning and interest in the sciences, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) by connecting course topics to issues affecting the local community.

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SPC Eastside Community Garden

The SPC Eastside Community Garden is a civic engagement project focused on educating students and the community on urban gardening.

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VITA

Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has been a successful tax preparation site for over 22 years, processing more than 4,000 income tax returns for students and community members annually.

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MLK March

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service and March is an annual event that St. Philip's College students and employees participate by marching from the Freedom Bridge to Pittman Sullivan Park on San Antonio's Eastside.

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César E. Chávez March

The student-led initiative aspires to raise awareness for basic American ideals and college completion, a strategic goal of both organizers and St. Philip’s College.

Juneteenth March

Juneteenth Freedom Day is a widely recognized celebration of the moment 153 years ago (June 19, 1865). St. Philip's College students participate in the march each year.