History of the Bexar County Council

The Bexar County council began in 2010 when a group of women with a passion for running and an even bigger passion for empowering girls came together with a mission to bring Girls on the Run to San Antonio.

For our first season, Spring 2011 at Hawthorne Academy, we hoped to attract 8 girls to help us begin. We were happily overwhelmed with 36 young women. This Spring 2017, we anticipate serving roughly 400 girls at 30 sites across Bexar and Kendall counties!

 

What's New...

We've Moved!

Our new office is located in the YMCA's new administrative building.  We are proud to call our new space home.

Come visit us at 231 E. Rhapsody Drive, San Antonio, 78216.

Welcome our new staff!

Andrea Duke joined the team mid-June as our full time Program Coordinator. You can read more about her in our blog, here.

Marika Misangyi joined us first in the beginning of June as our part time accountant. She was a founding board member and has been instrumental in the success of our council. 

You can read more about our staff in Our People.

Now Hiring

We are seeking a Volunteer Engagement Coordinator! The job description is downloadable HERE.  

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and references to minka.misangyi@girlsontherun.org.  Please include “Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Application” in Subject line. 

 

Join Our Board of Directors

Girls on the Run of Bexar County is seeking applicants for our Board of Directors.   This is a non-paid, part-time, volunteer position with a two-year commitment.  We are particularly looking for people with strong skills and experience in development, human resources, and with previous board experience.

You can apply by clicking here.  For more information, please contact Minka Misangyi, Executive Director, or Yvonne Vargas, Board Chair. 

 

GuideStar Exchange

 

Community Engagement

Excel Beyond the Bell San Antonio (EBBSA) 

Girls on the Run is proud to be a member of EBBSA, a collective impact initiative whose purpose is to pursue avenues for joint action and planning among partner organizations in pursuit of a shared vision:

We envision San Antonio as the top U.S. city for youth to learn, grow, and thrive. By 2024, every child has access to the out-of-school-time enrichment (s)he needs to become a healthy, resilient, and engaged member of our community.

The Nonprofit Council

Girls on the Run is a member of the Nonprofit Council, whose mission is to provide one strong, collective voice for the nonprofit sector.

 They are comprised of Executive Directors, Presidents and CEOs of 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, independent professionals throughout the nonprofit sector, and for-profit businesses supporting the causes of their nonprofit counterparts.

 

SA2020 and the Mayor's Fitness Council

Through our health and fitness curriculum, we encourage and inspire young girls in San Antonio to be joyful, healthy, and confident. Our work helps move the needle toward achieving the SA2020 vision for a healthier, more fit community, and also helps young girls reach their full potential to become stronger, more successful community members.

In July of 2013, Girls on the Run of Bexar County joined SA2020, a community vision for the future of San Antonio based on civic engagement and leadership, as an Opportunity Partner and member of the Mayor's Fitness Council. Consistent with the goals of SA2020, the Mayor's Fitness Council resolves to increase active living and improve physical and nutritional health.

 
GOTRBC aligns with these SA2020 Causes:

Education 

  • Increase high school graduation rate
  • Improve college readiness

Health & Fitness

  • Reduce obesity
  • Reduce diabetes rate
  • Reduce teen birth rate
  • Reduce health and behavioral risks