UCSA places a high priority on youth-oriented programs, as it responds to the concerns of all communities in the San Antonio region. Each program is tailored to meet the specific needs of the sponsoring organizations, by addressing issues using materials, exercises, and techniques which draw on the experiences and perspectives of participants.

Our goal is to create a safe environment in which awareness, education, dialogue, and interaction among the participants results in increased self-esteem, mutual respect, and commitment to actively living in and contributing to safe, just, and inclusive communities

Adult Awareness & Education


 A community-based program that provides adults an opportunity to focus on clarifying their values, conflict resolution, management, understanding diversity, cultural appreciation, and effective cross-cultural communication skills.

Bullying Awareness & What To Do


A program for elementary, middle, and high school students. Students and educators come together to learn the who, what, where, when, and whys of bullying. Students learn how to become an ally and advocate; creating safer schools for all.

  • Trainer-led dialogue sessions.
  • Students learn respect, conflict resolution, active listening, and communication skills.

Dialogue Training



Provides a safe environment where participants learn how to effectively communicate with each other. The purpose of dialogue is to get to know each other on a more personal level; build trust within the group, and create a safe environment for participants to be open and honest.

Conflict Resolution Training



A school based program for all levels that provides basic conflict resolution training for students and others wanting to engage in intervention of conflicts. This program provides knowledge and skills related to resolving conflicts, active listening, and communication.

How To Get Along With Others



Dialogue sessions for elementary students to increase the awareness and sensitivity in relationships, especially with those who are seen as “not like me/us.” Students learn to take responsibility and are encouraged through positive interactions to develop a feeling of family and community.

Understanding & Appreciating Our Differences



An elementary, middle, and high school program that allows students and faculty an opportunity to discuss what each brings to their school and community (i.e., ethnicity, culture, gender, etc.) and how these affect their relationships with others. The program opens the door to increase participants’ awareness and appreciation of self, school, and community.


United Communities City-Wide Youth Program


A city-wide youth program creating awareness and appreciation of our increasingly diverse community.

UCSA's goal is to create a safe environment in which education, dialogue, and interaction among participants results in a mutual respect of self and others. Participants are students who are currently attending high school.

During this one day event, students participate in workshops and dialogue groups. They also have an opportunity to learn about different cultures.