Greater Austin Blog

06.27.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, FINANCIAL STABILITY, SUCCESS BY 6

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At United Way for Greater Austin, we focus on wrapping our arms around entire families and fighting the root causes of poverty. A family living in poverty rarely struggles with only one factor causing their situation, and therefore cannot rise out of poverty by only receiving one type of aid or only one person in the family receiving help. As an example, let’s say Diane is a single mom of three children. Diane ... Read More >

Summer Health Tips for the Family

06.24.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS

Summer Health Tips

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Summer time usually means staying by the poolside, barbecues and other outdoor festivities, but with that comes sun exposure, ... Read More >

 
Play To Learn early childhood Austin

06.22.2016 | MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, SUCCESS BY 6

Spring Play To Learn Classes Graduate

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As our Play To Learn program runs on a school year schedule, we just wrapped up our spring semester and are launching our summer ... Read More >

 
MSM Summer Program Field Trip

06.20.2016 | MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS

Summer Camp Kicks Off

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This summer, United Way For Greater Austin is funding a six-week blended enrichment program for middle school students in Manor. ... Read More >

 
Laughing Family

06.15.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS

Vacationing on a Budget

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Whether you have toddlers or teens, cabin fever may be starting to set with week two of the kids being at home for the summer. ... Read More >

 
Heather Brunner WP Engine

06.13.2016 | BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

Guest Post: “Aspiring to Lead. Committed to Give Back.”

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Heather Brunner has served on the UWATX Board of Directors for seven years, and as a volunteer for seventeen years. As she wraps ... Read More >

 
Colins Hope Water Safety

06.10.2016 | SUCCESS BY 6

UWATX Partners with Colin’s Hope to Promote Water Safety

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Colin's Hope is an organization that educates families and children about water safety in efforts to prevent children from ... Read More >

 
Atlassian

06.09.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

Atlassian In-Kind Donations Boost UWATX Efficiency

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Giving back to a nonprofit doesn’t always mean donating money or volunteering. We are grateful to the many companies who offer us ... Read More >

 
YLS Volunteers at Webb Middle School Prom

06.08.2016 | GIVING SOCIETIES, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY

YLS Members Volunteer at Webb Middle School Prom

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On the eve before the last day of school, a group of dedicated UWATX Young Leaders Society members volunteered at Webb Middle ... Read More >

 
Kerbey Lane Check Presentation

06.03.2016 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

Kerbey Lane Café Makes Huge Community Impact

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Pancakes and queso are only some of the few great things that come from the delicious Austin landmark, Kerbey Lane Cafe! Kerbey ... Read More >

 
 
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