COPS/Metro is a community-leader driven coalition of congregations, schools, non-profits, and unions working together to improve the conditions of families in San Antonio since 1974.

By learning to work together for the public good, COPS/Metro leaders have been able to to work with the business, community, elected leaders to make San Antonio a better place for families. Some of our major accomplishments over the last 48 years include:

  • Leveraged over $2.5 billion for infrastructure in underserved neighborhoods over the last 50 years
  • Founded Project QUEST
  • Spearheaded the Alliance Schools Strategy
  • Developed the idea for SA: Ready to Work and mobilized over 50,000 voters to vote for the initiative
  • Founded Palo Alto Community College


Texas IAF Orgs Denounce "Vampire" Legislation That Would Suck the Life from Texas Schools


The Network of Texas IAF Organizations, a labor and faith coalition that has staunchly opposed using school property tax breaks for incentives... railed against the Texas Jobs and Security Act.

"It looks like it was written on the back of a napkin,"

stated Jose Guerrero, a leader with Central Texas Interfaith from Saint Ignatius Catholic Church.

The organization believes the proposed bill would have even less regulation than Chapter 313, including the exclusion of minimum job requirements as a key factor in a project's eligibility for approval. "It is hard to imagine that they would propose a program with even less accountability, fewer specifics (like no job requirements), and more leeway for companies to take taxpayer dollars from school children to line their pockets," Guerrero stated.

'Recognizing the Stranger' Conference Commemorates 5-Year Organizing Strategy

Over 300 leaders, clergy, religious, and bishops from 20 organizations gathered last week in San Antonio to celebrate five years of Recognizing the Stranger, a West/Southwest IAF training, leadership formation, and parish organizing strategy. 

The Convocation was highlighted by a video message from Pope Francis, who offered his “closeness and support” to the IAF network and its work to organize with immigrants and with those at the margins to encourage “participation of the Christian in public life.”