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07.24.2014 | FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, NAVIGATION CENTER, SUCCESS BY 6, SUCCESS STORIES, TARGET GRADUATION Comments

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This is the Salazar family - they live in the St. John’s neighborhood in Austin, near the intersection of I-35 and 183. Like many Austin families, they juggle many challenges - tight budgets, long hours and trying to provide the best for their family - so the Salazars need support from their community.Claudia, the mother, decided to stay at home to care for their children and avoid the high costs of child care ... Read More >

Young professionals teach students about STEM skills

07.23.2014 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

Jesse Garcia on giving back: “I owe it to the community to pay it forward.”

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Yesterday, Young Leaders Society (YLS) members joined 75 low-income fifth, sixth and seventh grade students from our Manor Summer ... Read More >

 
YLSers make Austin greater for Summer Learning Day

07.16.2014 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

Summer Learning Day:
Bridging the Access Gap

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On June 20, students at Decker Middle School had the opportunity to engage in service learning with the help of a few special ... Read More >

 
UWATX focus: St. John's neighborhood

07.16.2014 | AUSTIN TRENDS, NAVIGATION CENTER Comments

Hidden in plain sight: the unique St. John’s neighborhood

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Over the last decade in Austin, the population has been rapidly growing, jobs have been plentiful and organic, fresh food has seen ... Read More >

 
Austin Scavenger Hunt

07.15.2014 | 90TH ANNIVESARY, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

Get to know your city

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Austin is an amazing city to live and work in. We know because UWATX has been serving this city for 90 years. We recently compiled ... Read More >

 
Austin American Statesman Opinion Editorial on Early Childhood

07.09.2014 | MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, SUCCESS BY 6, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Comments

Latest news: Austin American-Statesman view on pre-K

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On Monday, the Austin American-Statesman featured our work in early childhood education and the unique challenges for our young ... Read More >

 
Kerbey Lane makes Austin greater

07.09.2014 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS Comments

Partner Profile: Kerbey Lane Cafe

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Name: Kerbey Lane CafePartner for: 1.5 yearsPartner for: Employee Campaign, Hands On Central Texas Our relationship: Giving back ... Read More >

 
We all have an obligation to make Austin greater

07.05.2014 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, TARGET GRADUATION, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY Comments

We have an obligation to make Austin greater

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Like many people, my original exposure to United Way was through an Employee Giving Campaign - when a speaker from one of United ... Read More >

 
Tech pioneers make Austin greater!

06.30.2014 | 90TH ANNIVESARY, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

9 tech pioneers that made Austin greater

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As part of our 90-day celebration of UWATX’s 90th anniversary, we’re working on 10 lists of 9 highlighting influential and ... Read More >

 
Live Music Capital

06.28.2014 | 90TH ANNIVESARY, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER Comments

9 music legends who have made Austin greater

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As part of our 90-day celebration of UWATX’s 90th anniversary, we’re working on 10 lists of 9 highlighting influential and ... Read More >