Whole Child Whole Community Conference

Sharing the Spark: Igniting our Community to Thrive. Learn how to build community to promote connection, healing, and belongingness for students to thrive.

As we begin a new school year, we want to share the spark and ignite our community to thrive. Join your fellow educators and youth serving professionals as we share tools to support the whole child and their mental health needs. School and community leaders will gain knowledge to better advocate and address systemic barriers with hopes to build a more equitable future.

Focusing on the whole child requires the whole community to come together.  We hope you will join us for this day dedicated to learning, community building, and wellness!

In partnership with The University of Texas at San Antonio, we hope you will join us for this cross-sector collaborative effort to build an equitable path for future generations. See below for more information about this special event and click here to register or become a sponsor. Tickets are only $100 per person ($50 per student). Breakout session descriptions will be released as we get closer to the event. Session topics have been curated for Educators, Counselors, Youth Serving Program Staff, Community Leaders, and Attorneys. Continuing Education Credits provided for eligible professionals.

Conference Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (See schedule below). The RSVP deadline is October 4th. 

Location: Region 20 Conference Center (1314 Hines St. San Antonio, TX 78208)

What's Included With Your ticket: Access to full day conference experience, light breakfast and lunch provided, and continuing education credits.

Questions about this event? Please contact Shelly Bosse, Training and Education Manager, at sbosse@cissa.org. For questions related to sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica Hannah, Director of Donor Relations, at jhannah@cissa.org.

Interested in submitting a propsal to present? Submit by Friday, September 1st using this link WCWC Presentation Submission Form 2023.

Sessions Will Focus On The Following Topics:

Developing Relationships to Unlock Student Potential 

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Promoting Mindfulness, Health, and Positive Development

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Empowering Professionals and the Students We Serve


Building a Thriving Community

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Conference Agenda

7:30- 8:15 a.m.       Registration/Check In

8:15- 8:50 a.m.       Opening Plenary Session with Mindfulness Moment

8:50- 9:00 a.m.       Transition 

9:00- 10:00 a.m.      Breakout Session #1

10:00 - 10:20 a.m.   Mindfulness Break

10:20- 11:20 a.m.    Breakout Session #2 

11:20 - 11:30 a.m.   Transition

11:30- 12:50 p.m.      All In For Kids Lunch, Networking, & Awards 

12:50- 1:00 p.m.       Transition

1:00- 2:00 p.m.       Breakout Session #3  

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.      Mindfulness Break

2:20 - 3:20 p.m.      Breakout Session #4
3:20 - 3:30 p.m.      Transition
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.      Closing Plenary Session & Panel



All In For Kids Awards

Communities In Schools of San Antonio is excited to celebrate the diverse professionals across the community who empower youth to overcome challenges by reducing barriers, providing support, leading change, and more! As part of our Whole Child Whole Community Conference, we invite you to nominate inspiring leaders in Bexar County, and the surrounding areas who have made a difference in the lives of youth and our community. Registration to the conference is not required to submit a nomination.

The All In For Kids Award categories include: 

  • Educator
  • Community Leader
  • Civil Servant
  • Corporation 

Click here to submit your nomination! Share the nomination form with your network. Together, we can celebrate those that have gone above and beyond for kids in San Antonio!

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About Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA)

The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities in Schools is the largest mental health provider in schools and experts in social-emotional learning. Working directly in over 160 schools across 13 school districts, Communities In Schools of San Antonio builds relationships that empower students to stay in school and succeed in life.  Our school-based staff partner with teachers to identify challenges students face in class or at home and coordinate with community partners to bring outside resources inside schools. From immediate needs like food or clothing to more complex ones like counseling or emotional support, we do whatever it takes to help students succeed.   Visit http://www.cissa.org for more information.

Want to support our mission?

Make a one-time gift today by visiting www.cissa.org/donate