Category Archives: Nonprofit

Ninety years and counting–community impact continues

2016 was a year of celebrations for  Blessed Sacrament Academy. In September, The Sisters of Incarnate Word Blessed Sacrament, along with several hundred of their alumni and friends, celebrated 90 years of a caring and compassionate mission. While current programs on … Continue reading

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Child Abuse Month is every month at BSA

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. Blessed Sacrament … Continue reading

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Por Vida Academy Charter High School programs provide a better path

Por Vida Academy Charter High School is an alternative to public school created to meet varying educational and emotional needs of teens on the verge of permanently dropping out of school. Many of the students who attend Por Vida have … Continue reading

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Ready, set, read!

There is an abundance of age appropriate books in all classrooms at the Child Development Center at Blessed Sacrament Academy. Reading with the children is a daily occurrence.  Because reading is fundamental in stimulating early brain development and helping build … Continue reading

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Swinging Sisters Redux

In the July eNewsletter we ran an article on the “Swinging Sisters.” A one-of-a-kind book authored by Madonna Dries Christensen, it’s the true story of a mother and her four daughters who became members of the Congregation of the Incarnate … Continue reading

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Sister Rosa Sanchez–God’s Grandma

Someone once said, “Nuns don’t retire, they continue to inspire.” Proof of the continuing flow of inspiration and service to others is demonstrated in the daily lives of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament. Retired from her … Continue reading

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Foster Grandparents–a community treasure

“We love our job, playing with the children and helping the teachers,” said Grandma Gerry. “It brings a lot us a lot of joy.” The Child Development Center (CDC) at Blessed Sacrament Academy is pleased to partner with the Foster … Continue reading

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5 reasons your child will love our Child Development Center

The Child Development Center at Blessed Sacrament Academy provides affordable childcare paired with educational programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in an exceptional setting. Here are five reasons that make us special. Creative Curriculum: prepare your children for success … Continue reading

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CDC seeks NAEYC accreditation

When Child Development Center Director Carol Silva chose to seek accreditation for the Center through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), she knew she was adding more to a full plate of responsibilities. “Already Texas Rising Star … Continue reading

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Sister Stephanie Marie–from prayers to positive actions

Sister Stephanie Marie Martinez performs several different roles in her job at Blessed Sacrament Academy (BSA). She returned to BSA from other assignments in 1992 to serve as administrative assistant. She has since added grant writer, alumni relationship builder, donation record … Continue reading

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