Greater Austin Blog

04.27.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS

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How charitable is Austin compared to other cities in the U.S.? In 2015, overall charitable giving in the United States increased 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. Additionally, online giving grew 9.2% in 2015 as compared to 2014 (Blackbaud "2015 Charitable Giving Report"). How does Austin's giving trends compare to those nationally? Currently, the giving ratio in the Greater Austin area is 2.71%. This means that ... Read More >

Earth Day 2016

04.22.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

10 Easy Ways To Be Environmentally Friendly

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Today is Earth Day. It has always been important, but now more than ever is the time to reflect on how your daily rituals are ... Read More >

 
Greater Austin community needs

04.20.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, NAVIGATION CENTER

Community Needs and Trends Report 2015

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Since 1996, our Navigation Center has served as the access point for our community for health and human resources. The 2-1-1 ... Read More >

 
Rina Patel Wells Fargo

04.18.2016 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Volunteer Spotlight: Rina Patel

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Rina Patel was first introduced to the United Way of Greater Austin more than 10 years ago through her position as the Wells Fargo ... Read More >

 
DaMara Alexander Farmers Insurance

04.14.2016 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS

Volunteer Spotlight: DaMara Alexander

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DaMara Alexander has participated in at least 14 volunteer projects with UWATX, adding up to more than 50 hours of service. She ... Read More >

 
Caroline Trang, VPL Volunteer an Frances Jordan, YLS Executive Member

04.13.2016 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY

Volunteer Spotlight: Caroline Trang and Frances Jordan

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Our middle school VPL program is full of outstanding volunteers! You may have read earlier this week about Cristian Dominguez from ... Read More >

 
Jon Le, volunteering at the UWATX MLK Day of Service

04.12.2016 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Le, eBay

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For our National Volunteer Week series, today we're highlighting Jon Le. Jon is an outstanding and dedicated UWATX volunteer ... Read More >

 
Cristian Dominguez, Volunteer Project Leader

04.11.2016 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS

Volunteer Spotlight: Christian Dominguez

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In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are honoring UWATX's supportive volunteers, employee campaign leaders, giving society ... Read More >

 
GAVA Go Austin Vamos Austin childhood obesity

04.06.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, SUCCESS BY 6

GAVA! Initiatives Involve Residents in Improving Communities

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GAVA (Go Austin Vamos Austin!) is a resident-led health initiative working in Austin’s neighborhoods (78744 and 78745) with ... Read More >

 
Financial Literacy Month

04.04.2016 | FINANCIAL STABILITY

April is Financial Literacy Month

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What does financial literacy mean to you? Is it knowing how to do your taxes, budgeting well enough to have extra spending money ... Read More >

 
 
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