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2-1-1 gets calls for a variety of needs, like a woman with breast cancer going through chemo. Fighting cancer is hard work, but imagine trying to fight cancer without having safe and consistent transportation to your vital medical appointments. Not only are you physically and emotionally drained from fighting for your life, but you also have the added stress of finding a way to access the treatment you ... Read More >

05.07.2018 | SUCCESS BY 6, VOLUNTEER

Comcast Cares Day 2018: Comcast Celebrates One Year in Austin At Mainspring Schools

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Sixty-eight Comcast team members showed up at Mainspring Schools’ bright and early last Saturday. Mainspring Schools is a long- ... Read More >

Forty volunteer reviewers evaluated agency proposals for alignment with UWATX strategic priorities for community impact and organizational capacity.

04.30.2018 | 2-GEN, SUCCESS BY 6

United Way for Greater Austin Awards 2018-2021 Community Investment Grants

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United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) selected 26 Austin nonprofit agencies to be awarded a total of $1.466 million in grants to ... Read More >


03.05.2018 | UNCATEGORIZED

International Women’s Day: Celebrating the women of United Way

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International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of ... Read More >



12 Ways To Fight Poverty This Holiday

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The holidays are full of traditions from baking gingerbread cookies and drinking hot cocoa to curling up on the couch to enjoy a ... Read More >


11.22.2017 | EMPLOYEE GIVING

Each And Every Person Counts: H-E-B Wraps Up 2017 Campaign

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What are the fundamentals of fundraising? Just ask H-E-B! In the past five years, H-E-B has donated almost $6.5 million to the ... Read More >



A Different Kind Of First Responder: 2-1-1 Navigation Center Specialists

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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 ... 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 >



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 >


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