Greater Austin Blog

10.30.2017 | DISASTER RESPONSE, NAVIGATION CENTER

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It has been two months since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Coast, but recovery efforts are far from over. Since the storm touched down on August 25, 2017, United Way for Greater Austin’s (UWATX) 2-1-1 Navigation Center has fielded more than 300,000 calls. In just two months, 2-1-1 took 98 percent of its 2016 call volume and the calls are still coming in. From evacuation information to FEMA assistance and ... Read More >

10.10.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

Staff Spotlight: Meet Shay Noriega

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  Meet Shay Noriega! On October 3, Shay was recognized at the annual Texas Alliance of Information and Referral Systems ... Read More >

 

09.28.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

An army for good: Fall Day of Caring 2017

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“We love Days of caring for a lot of reasons. Day of Caring is a snapshot of who we are at the United Way, it is a reflection of ... Read More >

 

09.25.2017 | SUCCESS STORIES, UNCATEGORIZED

2-Generation: The data, collaboration & story behind the multiplier effect

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“You can’t be intimidated by social determinants. You have to be willing to take risks, be criticized be offended and to offend.” ... Read More >

 

09.14.2017 | SUCCESS STORIES, UNCATEGORIZED

Outdoor Learning Environments & the importance of play

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Data shows that the path to poverty starts at an early age and one contributing factor is that many children who are low-income do ... Read More >

 

09.11.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

Big updates on the School Readiness Action Plan

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“The number one way that we can address these long-term challenges of poverty, of education, is to invest in early childhood ... Read More >

 

09.07.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

UWATX receives $50,000 from Tokyo Electron for Hurricane Recovery Fund

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United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) announces a $50,000 matching donation from Tokyo Electron (TEL) in support of UWATX’s ... Read More >

 

08.01.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

Investing in impact

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Austin is the greatest city to live in on earth, isn’t it? I’ve loved this city since moving here over twenty four years ago, but ... Read More >

 

06.20.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

YLS Member Spotlights

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United Way for Greater Austin’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is a diverse network of young professionals under the age of 40 who ... Read More >

 

05.31.2017 | UNCATEGORIZED

Partner Spotlight: Foundation Communities’ Free Tax Help Returns $33.8M to Hard-Working Families

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While Austin is a city brimming with opportunities, many families find simply affording our city a growing challenge, this is ... Read More >

 
 
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