Providing education, encouragement and support for children, youth and families seeking a better future. Since our founding in 1926 and our re-founding in 1989, by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, our mission continues with compassion, respect and acceptance to educate and encourage children, youth and families. Our programs provide a safety net for those who reach out to us daily. Our purpose is to guide them to a life of success, self-efficiency and an attitude of giving back.
1135 Mission Road is the home to three successful education-based programs: Por Vida Academy Charter High School is a unique San Antonio charter school which specifically and intentionally meets the varying educational and emotional needs of teens on the verge of permanently dropping out of school. Powerful, life-changing education is happening here. The Child Development Center makes sure each child is given proper attention to develop age appropriate skills. CDC includes Pre-K and hosts Early Headstart classrooms. Parents' Academy empowers parents with positive parenting skills that reduce family stress and build family success thru classes and after class support workshops.