Greater Austin Blog

12.14.2017 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, UNCATEGORIZED

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The holidays are full of traditions from baking gingerbread cookies and drinking hot cocoa to curling up on the couch to enjoy a classic holiday movie. This time of year, for most of us, is accompanied by nostalgia and joy.   Unfortunately, many families in Austin are barely able to celebrate the holidays. At United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) we talk a lot about the two very different sides of Austin. ... Read More >

11.22.2017 | EMPLOYEE GIVING

Each And Every Person Counts: H-E-B Wraps Up 2017 Campaign

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What are the fundamentals of fundraising? Just ask H-E-B! In the past five years, H-E-B has donated almost $6.5 million to the ... Read More >

 

10.30.2017 | DISASTER RESPONSE, NAVIGATION CENTER

A Different Kind Of First Responder: 2-1-1 Navigation Center Specialists

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It has been two months since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Coast, but recovery efforts are far from over. Since the storm touched ... Read More >

 

10.10.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

Staff Spotlight: Meet Shay Noriega

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  Meet Shay Noriega! On October 3, Shay was recognized at the annual Texas Alliance of Information and Referral Systems ... Read More >

 

09.28.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

An army for good: Fall Day of Caring 2017

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“We love Days of caring for a lot of reasons. Day of Caring is a snapshot of who we are at the United Way, it is a reflection of ... Read More >

 

09.25.2017 | SUCCESS STORIES, UNCATEGORIZED

2-Generation: The data, collaboration & story behind the multiplier effect

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“You can’t be intimidated by social determinants. You have to be willing to take risks, be criticized be offended and to offend.” ... Read More >

 

09.14.2017 | SUCCESS STORIES, UNCATEGORIZED

Outdoor Learning Environments & the importance of play

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Data shows that the path to poverty starts at an early age and one contributing factor is that many children who are low-income do ... Read More >

 

09.11.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

Big updates on the School Readiness Action Plan

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“The number one way that we can address these long-term challenges of poverty, of education, is to invest in early childhood ... Read More >

 

09.07.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

UWATX receives $50,000 from Tokyo Electron for Hurricane Recovery Fund

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United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) announces a $50,000 matching donation from Tokyo Electron (TEL) in support of UWATX’s ... Read More >

 

08.01.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

Investing in impact

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Austin is the greatest city to live in on earth, isn’t it? I’ve loved this city since moving here over twenty four years ago, but ... Read More >

 
 
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