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10.16.2014 | SUCCESS BY 6 Comments

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Join us in welcoming Laura Olson to the UWATX team as the Family Services Coordinator for Success by 6! Laura sat down with us to give us a bit of her background and share what she hopes to accomplish in her new role with United Way.What is your background, both in the community and professionally, prior to working with United Way? I have lived in Austin for twenty years. I’ve been working in education since I ... Read More >

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10.10.2014 | SUCCESS BY 6 Comments

City Council Candidate Forums Recap

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Success By 6 hosted eight Austin City Council candidate forums in settings all over Austin to learn more about the candidates’ ... Read More >

 
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10.08.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY, NAVIGATION CENTER, SUCCESS BY 6, TARGET GRADUATION Comments

The Other Side of Austin: Census Data Reveals Continued Poverty

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Austin Residents Struggle to Make Ends Meet300K+ individuals struggling to make ends meet 150K+Austin residents living in ... Read More >

 
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10.01.2014 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, TARGET GRADUATION Comments

Target Graduation End of Year Results: “The services are valuable, needed and much appreciated!”

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Target Graduation 2014 End of Year ResultsUnited Way for Greater Austin is pleased to report that our Target Graduation program ... Read More >

 
United Way for Great Austin and Success by Six

09.24.2014 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SUCCESS BY 6, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Comments

Success By 6 Center Project Results

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The need for servicesAnyone who has a toddler of their own, or has spent any amount of time around a 2-year-old, knows that these ... Read More >

 
United Way for Greater Austin and the Austin-American Statesman

09.22.2014 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

Fall Day of Caring: A volunteer’s perspective

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Some might think that going out to work in a garden the day after torrential rains would be a not-so great idea. How much mud are ... Read More >

 
Austin Mayoral Debate hosted by United Way for Greater Austin

09.08.2014 | MAYORAL DEBATE Comments

Austin Mayoral Debate Recap

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Five Austin mayoral candidates tackled affordability, early childhood education and the need for high quality childcare and after ... Read More >

 
Anu Reddy and Robyn Eckermann

09.02.2014 | GIVING SOCIETIES, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Comments

WLC Spotlight: Co-Chairs Anu Reddy and Robyn Eckermann

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UWATX is delighted to introduce our Women’s Leadership Council Co-Chairs, Anu Reddy and Robyn Eckermann.These ladies are excited ... Read More >

 
Increase in Suburban Poverty in Austin

08.28.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY Comments

Greater Austin experiences marked increase in suburban poverty

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Greater Austin has plenty to boast about. From a vibrant and diverse community, to welcoming neighborhoods and plenty of local ... 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 >