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10.30.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, MAYORAL DEBATE Comments

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It isn't news to anyone who lives here—Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. With the daily influx of new patrons to the area, housing prices continue to skyrocket while availability of affordable housing rapidly shrinks.But what does “affordable” really mean?Government standards define housing as “affordable” if a family spends less than 30% of their income on rent. Austin has the highest ... Read More >

10.27.2014 | MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

UWATX Staff Makes Austin Greater, One Meal at a Time

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United Way for Greater Austin employees spend countless hours each and every day promoting our vision and mission – we inspire ... Read More >

 

10.25.2014 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

UWATX Leads Projects That Make a Difference for Local Schools

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United Way for Greater Austin believes that anyone, regardless of their ability to make a financial contribution, can engage in ... Read More >

 
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10.23.2014 | TARGET GRADUATION Comments

Lights On Afterschool

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Dismissal bells ring around the country at about 3 p.m. every day. For many students, this where learning stops – TV, hanging out ... Read More >

 

10.21.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, NAVIGATION CENTER Comments

Census Data Reveals Dramatic Increase In Poverty for Bastrop County

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For the first time since the Bastrop wildfires in late 2011, census data is confirming what many already know - there is great ... Read More >

 
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10.16.2014 | SUCCESS BY 6 Comments

Spotlight: Laura Olson

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Join us in welcoming Laura Olson to the UWATX team as the Family Services Coordinator for Success by 6! Laura sat down with us to ... Read More >

 
Early Childhood Education

10.10.2014 | SUCCESS BY 6 Comments

City Council Candidate Forums Recap

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Success By 6 hosted eight Austin City Council candidate forums in settings all over Austin to learn more about the candidates’ ... Read More >

 
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10.08.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY, NAVIGATION CENTER, SUCCESS BY 6, TARGET GRADUATION Comments

The Other Side of Austin: Census Data Reveals Continued Poverty

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Austin Residents Struggle to Make Ends Meet300K+ individuals struggling to make ends meet 150K+Austin residents living in ... Read More >

 
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10.01.2014 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, TARGET GRADUATION Comments

Target Graduation End of Year Results: “The services are valuable, needed and much appreciated!”

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Target Graduation 2014 End of Year ResultsUnited Way for Greater Austin is pleased to report that our Target Graduation program ... Read More >

 
United Way for Great Austin and Success by Six

09.24.2014 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SUCCESS BY 6, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Comments

Success By 6 Center Project Results

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The need for servicesAnyone who has a toddler of their own, or has spent any amount of time around a 2-year-old, knows that these ... Read More >