Schools & Neighborhoods Committee


The Schools and Neighborhood Committee’s focus is to help improve the well being of your community. We encourage you to participate, advocate, and share your dreams for your neighborhood! Committee representation includes community members, parents, school administration and law enforcement.

The responsibilities of being a committee member include the following:

  • Creating strategies that impact the Department of Education neighborhood goals
    • Students feel safe at school and traveling to and from school
    • Students live in stable communities
  • Attending monthly meetings
  • Providing expert knowledge on schools and neighborhood related topics

The focus of the Committee will involve solutions around:

  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions & Solutions/PBIS on school campuses [SAISD initiative]
  • Public Safety
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Anti-Bullying solutions
  • Community events to address mental health topics such as stress, trauma, and violence

The 2016- 2017 Committee Chair is Salena Santibanez, & co-chair Alicia Perry

Meetings are held at HIS Bridge Builder’s- Mike’s House (339 Gabriel St)  from 1:00-2:30pm

Upcoming Committee meetings:

  • September 28th
  • October 12th (sustainability meeting from 5:00- 7:00 at Wheatley Community School)

We encourage you to be a committee member and attend our meetings.  Help improve the wellbeing of your community by being an active member and be a VOICE. For more information contact Resident Engagement Manager: Patrice Hargrove at (210)352-7003 or by email