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08.13.2018 | UNCATEGORIZED

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The sun beats down as children from Sweetbriar Child Development Center file outside to the playground. The students, ranging in age from 18 months to five-years-old, scurry to the fence line instead of onto the playscape. Fighting for refuge from the sun’s rays, those who do not fit in the sliver of shade, provided by large oak tree branches that sag over the black iron fence, huddle under the play structure. ... Read More >

07.26.2018 | UNCATEGORIZED

Building Better Brains: The Importance of Early Childhood Educators

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It’s a hot summer afternoon around three o’clock when we pull into the parking lot. Cars and parents scattered across the drive as ... Read More >


07.11.2018 | UNCATEGORIZED

5 Immediate needs you can meet this summer…

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Everyone talks about beating the heat when it’s time for summer, but do we ever stop to think about those in our community who ... Read More >



United Way & Partners Award $781,000 To Six Local Organizations

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When Hurricane Harvey made landfall nearly a year ago, nonprofits and businesses across Texas stepped up. In order to meet the ... Read More >


06.29.2018 | SUCCESS BY 6

In Good Hands, From Day One

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It’s not news to us that Austin is growing at an astounding rate, with more than 150 people moving here daily. But there are other ... Read More >



The Austin Summer Survival Guide, and Not the One You Would Think…

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This is not your average summer survival guide. I am not here to talk about Float Fest or Amy’s Ice Cream. While both are great ... Read More >


06.20.2018 | SUCCESS BY 6


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MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Our School Readiness Action Plan (SRAP) provides a strategic and data-driven roadmap to making sure our ... Read More >



Investing Early Matters

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Why focusing on the current and future workforce is imperative for the economic health of Austin and the long-term success of our ... Read More >


06.08.2018 | UNCATEGORIZED

Five Things Anthony Bourdain Can Teach Us…

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We are saddened by the loss of Chef Anthony Bourdain, a man who dedicated his life to bringing people together through food, ... Read More >



Lyft + United Way: A Nationwide and Local Collaboration to Meet Unmet Transportation Needs

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2-1-1 gets calls for a variety of needs, like a woman with breast cancer going through chemo. Fighting cancer is hard work, but ... Read More >


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