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08.28.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY Comments

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Greater Austin has plenty to boast about. From a vibrant and diverse community, to welcoming neighborhoods and plenty of local live event opportunities, it’s no wonder we became the 11th largest city in the U.S. last year.There is one metric, however, that Greater Austin residents are not bragging about. A recent report from KUT.org revealed research from the Brookings Institution that proved Austin had the ... 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 >

 
Two-Generation Programs

08.03.2014 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY, SUCCESS BY 6 Comments

Ascend to Austin: The Promise of the Two-Generation Approach

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The expenses of child care and job training classes are overwhelming to many Austin parents. In some cases, parents cannot afford ... Read More >

 
Manor community: Maldonado's

07.31.2014 | FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY, NAVIGATION CENTER, SUCCESS BY 6, SUCCESS STORIES, TARGET GRADUATION Comments

Making Ends Meet in Manor

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Meet the Maldonado Family – they live in the Manor area in Austin, Far East on 290. Benito, Sr. and Leonor are parents to Benito, ... Read More >