Community

2017 Who's Who Top Attorney's of North America

2017 Supporting Member of Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA)

2016 San Antonio Area Retired Teacher Association Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding performance and lasting contribution to all Texas retirees in the field of Public Education

2015 Light of Hope Award for Compassion and Commitment to Serve and Honor Families

2015 Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication and Support to the Families of Edgewood ISD

2014 San Antonio Scene Magazine Top Lawyers - as chosen by their peers June 2014 Family Law

2012 Veterans Outreach and Transition Center Advisory Committee

Through a partnership with the City of San Antonio City and St. Philip’s College one of the Alamo Colleges, the underutilized historic Good Samaritan Hospital building is being renovated to become the Veterans Outreach and Transition Center (VOTC). The Veterans Outreach and Transition Center at this location will serve veterans from the Eastside, Bexar County and surrounding communities. Once the building is renovated, St. Philip's College will operate their Veterans Outreach and Transition Center, providing services to veterans and their families. The program will offer:

  • Referral services for veterans and family members
  • Veteran-specific orientations to ease the initial transition into college and /or the workforce
  • Job support that will consist of job training
  • Veterans and their dependents job placement services
  • Transitional services that may be required for veterans and their family members
  • Counseling to assist in integration to civilian life

2011 - Present Family to Family Outreach Process

It is a three phase process that is a systemic way for families and schools to create and sustain a healthy and supportive educational environment for the purpose of the development and enhancement of all students. This process was designed by community activist, Mary Moreno, and Ms. Chapa has been working with her to introduce this process (designed to unify families for the purpose of supporting, empowering and building stronger relationships with each other and the community at large) to elected officials and to school districts throughout San Antonio.

2011 Member of the Principal Selection Committee at Sul Ross Middle School

This committee was established to address the needs of the school in looking for a new principal. The committee discussed the campus, teachers and parents needs in regards to the role of the campus principal. The committee outlined the priorities of the school, teachers and parents so that the Principal Selection Committee would be able to hire a principal that met the needs of the campus as a whole.

2011 - Present Member of the S.A.T. Committee at Sul Ross Middle School

This committee meets quarterly to go over staff development requirements and plans to assure that the plan is successful in implementing the School improvement plan, the committee reviews budget concern, discuss attendance issues, community involvement on and off campus and improvement of the school as a whole.

2009 - Present Families Helping Family

It is estimated that over 30,000 children in San Antonio are being raised by their grandparents or other family members. It is through the efforts of relative caregivers that our children find a warm, loving home where family bonds remain strong and intact. Ms. Chapa has worked with State Representative Castro, Mary Moreno and other organizations to organize an annual Families Helping Family event that brings relative caregivers together to develop legislation as well as to address the concerns they are facing whether medically, legally, educationally or emotionally.

2007 - 2012 Profiles in Change Dinner

Ms. Chapa has organized the annual District 125 Profiles in Change Dinner since December of 2007. This program was established to honor the members of the city that went above and beyond to make lasting contributions to the community.

2004 - 2012 Health and Resource Fair

Ms. Chapa has collaborated for 8 years with State Representative Castro, Sul Ross Middle School and other elected officials to organize an annual District 125 Health and Resource Fair. This is a successful event for San Antonio community. Individuals of all ages are provided with an opportunity to learn about a variety of programs and opportunities offered throughout the year. The hope is that as individuals walk around, they will be able to receive health screenings while learning about the city's available opportunities and resources.

Cynthia has also helped to develop an annual San Antonio book drive that distributed books to schools and nonprofit organizations across San Antonio. With State Representative Castro and the collaboration of multiple organizations specifically SA Youth and San Antonio Literacy that book drive has now become SA Reads. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help build new homes in the San Antonio Community. She has also worked to collect clothing for area shelters and nonprofit organizations.