San Elizario, Texas

We're thrilled that San Elizario, one of the newest additions to the Heart & Soul network, is off and running! Be sure to check back in the future - we’ll post updates and links as they progress in their Heart & Soul journey.

San Elizario, Texas, (pop. 9,000) is on the southwestern border with Mexico. Officially a city since just 2013, the place is rich in history. The City of San Elizario worked to bring Heart & Soul® to their community, and knowing that the voices of all residents are very important for understanding the future of their city. Members of San Elizario's Community Heart & Soul Team are connecting people to their community in powerful ways, including story gathering, engaging youth and creating special events involving everyone.

What We Do

Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with small cities and towns, Community Heart & Soul is a proven model for engaging a community in shaping its future.
By following this four phase, step-by-step model, residents are able to bring the community together to chart a course forward that recognizes the unique character of the place and the emotional connection of the people who live there.

Find Out How
© 2021 Community Heart & Soul® is the focus of the Orton Family Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3).