Greater Austin Blog

05.24.2016 | MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS

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Students and parents alike usually view summer as a time for well-deserved relaxation and a break from learning. However, this break from learning can have consequences that are detrimental to students during the following school year and beyond. More than half of the achievement gap between low- and med/high-income students is due to unequal access to high-quality summer learning opportunities. Low-income ... Read More >

VPL Graduates at Kerbey Lane Cafe

05.19.2016 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS

VPL Graduates Celebrate at Kerbey Lane Cafe

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The UWATX Volunteer Project Leader (VPL) middle school program aims to transform youth into active community leaders by teaching ... Read More >

 
Lyft Austin Uber GetMe

05.16.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, FEATURED SLIDER, NAVIGATION CENTER

Resources for Former Lyft and Uber Drivers

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Photo: Forbes.com Our Navigation Center, which answers 2-1-1 calls for the Greater Austin area, is working with the city to answer ... Read More >

 
Gentrifcation and Gender Austin

05.13.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Gentrification and Gender: How Austin’s Changing Neighborhoods Affect Women and Children

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Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin co-hosted a panel on May 12th, "Gentrification & Gender: How ... Read More >

 
Austin ISD Pre-K3

05.06.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, SUCCESS BY 6

AISD Doubles Capacity For Pre-K3 Next Year

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(Via Austin ISD Press Release) Austin ISD will nearly double its capacity to teach prekindergarten for three-year-olds (Pre-K3) ... Read More >

 
Groupo Fantasma Filming United Way for Greater Austin's Get Together Music Video

05.05.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS

It’s Latino Music Month!

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All throughout Austin you will find Latino-inspired and/or owned establishments around town, from the famous Juan in a ... Read More >

 
How Much do Austinites donate to charity?

04.27.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS

How Does Austin Rank in Charitable Donations?

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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 ... 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 >

 
 
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