Greater Austin Blog

03.23.2017 | AUSTIN TRENDS, UNCATEGORIZED

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On April 8, Ruthless Good: The Great Austin Scavenger Hunt will dispatch dozens of teams from the Long Center to crack clues, solve trivia challenges, and discover photo-worthy landmarks and locales. But the rolicking hunt’s true aim is problem solving on a much grander scale--bolstering equitable community-wide access to health, education and work. I’m serving as honorary chair for the hunt, because I love the ... Read More >

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03.01.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

2-Gen Network Focuses on Economic Mobility for Next Generation & Parents Too

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Austin faces challenges in creating a community where all children and families have the opportunity to succeed. Social mobility ... Read More >

 
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02.08.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

Volunteer Spotlight: Cecily Gordon

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Cecily Gordon volunteers with UWATX in many capacities and brings along a fantastic group of philanthropic and fun co-workers from ... Read More >

 

01.26.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

Hundreds of volunteers joined UWATX at our annual MLK Day of Service

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Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  On January 14, 2017, hundreds of volunteers ... Read More >

 
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01.09.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

HB4 impact in Central Texas and how you can help advocate for quality Pre-K

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As the 2017 Texas Legislature is about to begin, UWATX is focusing efforts on advocating on behalf of children and their families. ... Read More >

 
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12.27.2016 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, SUCCESS BY 6

Play To Learn: Filling Gaps in the Digital Divide

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United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) is committed to developing innovative programs that enable low income families to have ... Read More >

 
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12.06.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, SUCCESS BY 6, UNCATEGORIZED

United Way for Greater Austin Awards $120,000 to Fund 2-Generation Programming in Austin, TX.

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On November 17, 2016, five Austin non-profit agencies were awarded grants to fund initiatives created to propel 2-Generation ... Read More >

 
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12.01.2016 | UNCATEGORIZED

You Have the Power to Make Change for a Neighbor in Need this Holiday Season.

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We all love this community we call home, but what if I told you that you have the power to Make Austin Greater? This Holiday ... Read More >

 
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10.25.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, SUCCESS BY 6, SUCCESS STORIES, UNCATEGORIZED

GAVA Early Childhood Team Provides a New Refrigerator at Little Dudes Learning Center

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GAVA (Go Austin Vamos Austin!) is a resident-led health initiative working in Austin’s neighborhoods (78744 and 78745) with ... Read More >

 
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10.14.2016 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and One of our Own

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Hands On Central Texas (HOCT) at United Way for Greater Austin coordinates corporate volunteer activities as team-building ... Read More >

 
 
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