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09.08.2014 | MAYORAL DEBATE Comments

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Five Austin mayoral candidates tackled affordability, early childhood education and the need for high quality childcare and after school programs on Wednesday at the newly re-opened Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar.Catherine Morse, general counsel/director of public affairs at Samsung Austin Semiconductor and board chair for UWATX, moderated the debate, which was attended by more than 300 people and featured ... Read More >

Anu Reddy and Robyn Eckermann

09.02.2014 | GIVING SOCIETIES, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Comments

WLC Spotlight: Co-Chairs Anu Reddy and Robyn Eckermann

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UWATX is delighted to introduce our Women’s Leadership Council Co-Chairs, Anu Reddy and Robyn Eckermann.These ladies are excited ... Read More >

 
Increase in Suburban Poverty in Austin

08.28.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY Comments

Greater Austin experiences marked increase in suburban poverty

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Greater Austin has plenty to boast about. From a vibrant and diverse community, to welcoming neighborhoods and plenty of local ... Read More >

 
Young professionals group sets big goal

08.19.2014 | TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

Young Leaders Society sets ambitious goal: bring FULL-TIME coordination to middle schools

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Today, we're proud to announce an ambitious goal for the Young Leaders Society: we will raise $180K by June 2015 to fully fund ... Read More >

 
Child Care Survey - 2014 Results

08.18.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, SUCCESS BY 6 Comments

Child care centers struggle
with funding, wages

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Today, we're proud to release the results of the 2014 Early Care and Education Survey - a look at trends across the early care ... Read More >

 
UWATX focuses on St. John's, Manor and Dove Springs

08.16.2014 | MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

[VIDEO] YOU help Austin families thrive

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Our friends and neighbors in particular communities are struggling more - in St. John's, Manor and Dove Springs, families face ... Read More >

 
DoveSprings: Wynn family

08.14.2014 | FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY, NAVIGATION CENTER, SUCCESS BY 6, TARGET GRADUATION Comments

Community Spotlight: Dove Springs

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A Neighborhood in NeedThe Wynn Family lives in Dove Springs, an Austin neighborhood that is southeast of the intersections of I-35 ... Read More >

 
Dove Springs profile

08.12.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, NAVIGATION CENTER, SUCCESS BY 6 Comments

A place for families: the Dove Springs community

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As Austin grows, many neighborhoods are becoming more predominantly headed by single professionals or other household structures - ... Read More >

 
pair of genes

08.10.2014 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

UWATX Exemplifies Employee Giving

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At United Way for Greater Austin, we believe that anyone- regardless of income- can be a philanthropist. Through Employee Giving ... Read More >

 
Year 1 of the YLS relaunch!

08.07.2014 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

What a difference a year makes

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A little over a year ago, a group of young professionals began meeting and discussing ways that we could make a positive change in ... Read More >