Bridging the COVID-19 conversation from our city leaders straight to our South Side neighbors.


In an effort to provide clarity and reassurance that we are all in this together, Brooks began a video series interviewing city leaders and bringing the latest updates on everything affecting our South Side community during the COVID-19 crisis.

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South Side Community Conversation with Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran


In this first installment of South Side Community Conversations, Connie Gonzalez Director of Strategy and Community Relations at Brooks speaks with District 3 San Antonio City Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran.

How are small businesses navigating through COVID-19?


South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce President & CEO discusses resources and information for small businesses

In this second installment of South Side Community Conversations, Brooks Director of Strategy and Community Relations, Connie Gonzalez, speaks with Al Arreola, Jr., President & CEO, South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, about COVID-19’s impact on small business.

COVID-19 Related Resources for SAISD Parents and Students


SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez shares how the district is supporting its families through this challenging time

In this third installment of South Side Community Conversations, Brooks Director of Strategy and Community Relations, Connie Gonzalez, speaks with Pedro Martinez, San Antonio ISD Superintendent, about how COVID-19 has affected his district.

Behind the scenes of the EOC located on the Brooks campus


Emergency Operations Center Chief Patrick Zepeda discusses how the center is working to serve the city amid COVID-19

Brooks Director of Strategy and Community Relations, Connie Gonzalez, speaks with the Emergency Operations Center Chief Patrick Zepeda about the operations and management of the EOC. The EOC, located at Brooks, is responsible for incident response and recovery and plays a vital role in coordinating citywide response efforts during emergencies such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Tips to manage mental health amid the COVID-19 crisis


Local counselor discusses how mindfulness can help during this time

Brooks Director of Strategy and Community Relations, Connie Gonzalez, speaks with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Vanessa Bernal, about navigating mindfulness during the COVID-19 crisis.

The San Antonio Food Bank helps thousands affected by COVID-19


Eric Cooper, San Antonio Food Bank President & CEO, shares how they are working to help the community during time of increased need

Watch this installment of South Side Community Conversations to learn more about the food bank’s resources and how you can help by donating and volunteering.

Romanita Matta-Barrera, Executive Director of SA Works, offers advice and resources for jobless workers


Watch this week’s video to learn more about how SA Works is connecting jobless workers to local resources and providing ways to upskill during this uncertain time of social distancing. Plus, find out how local tech companies like Geekdom and Tech Bloc are partnering with SA Works to assist those affected.

Simple steps people can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19


In this installment of South Side Community Conversations, Brooks Director of Strategy and Community Relations, Connie Gonzalez, speaks with Michael Cline, CEO of Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, about the simple steps people can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19.