Ventana del Soul is developing new
programs to foster positive change.
Check back for updates and progress!
Ventana del Soul will not have programs available during its development stage.
What Volunteers are saying about their Ventana experience:
"I have had an amazing time working with Clare and the other volunteers
at Ventana del Soul. I learned so much more than just how to do PR with this
internship. I am grateful for all the support and advice that Clare gave me
along the way."
- Tiffany, University of Texas - Public Relations
"Last semester, I volunteered at Ventana del Soul, a non-profit organization
that does many wonderful things. I volunteered there for more than thirty hours
over the semester for my Community Service class, required of Psychology majors.
Anywho, while working at the café, not only did I learn valuable business
and barista skills, but I also got the opportunity to work with and mentor at-risk
youth. These kids fall into the demographic most vulnerable to negative influences
such as drugs and crime. In fact, they are working at Ventana del Soul to fulfill
court-ordered community service hours for petty misdemeanors (like skipping
school, etc.) where they also get the opportunity to receive job coaching and
mentoring. In short, volunteering at the café is a great experience for
- Kadie, St. Edward's University - Psychology Major
"I was an intern for Ventana del Soul this past Spring. I was just thinking
recently about my time there and I (thought of) your kindness. You are wonderful
and Ventana is wonderful - I hope you and the cafe are doing well. Thanks for
- Colleen, St. Edward's University
"I enjoyed volunteering, and I gained some perspective from the work I
did with the children at Ventana del Soul. I think I was able to give them a
positive role model to talk with and to look up to. Though I was not familiar
with children who need to fulfill community service requirements, I think this
experience taught me to how to successfully interact with at-risk children."
- St. Edward's University - Psychology Major
"Thank you so much for this semester; it has been an invaluable learning
experience along with a lot of fun. I hope Ventana gets the grants we requested!"
- Katrina, University of Texas - English Major
"Thanks so much for the reference! I'm applying for a PR Specialist position.
I had my interview today and representative was impressed with the work that
I did at Ventana. I gave him some of the press releases I sent out as my writing
samples and he seemed to like my work. Hope all is going well!"
Cassandra, St. Edward's University - Public Relations
Thank you everyone for helping us have
a positive impact on the community!