Greater Austin Blog

06.10.2016 | SUCCESS BY 6

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Colin's Hope is an organization that educates families and children about water safety in efforts to prevent children from drowning. This work is especially important during summer, when pools and water parks are filled with kids. United Way for Greater Austin partnered with Colin's Hope to distribute water safety cards to more than 3,200 families. Laura Olson of UWATX's Success By 6 program also ... Read More >

Atlassian

06.09.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

Atlassian In-Kind Donations Boost UWATX Efficiency

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Giving back to a nonprofit doesn’t always mean donating money or volunteering. We are grateful to the many companies who offer us ... Read More >

 
YLS Volunteers at Webb Middle School Prom

06.08.2016 | GIVING SOCIETIES, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY

YLS Members Volunteer at Webb Middle School Prom

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On the eve before the last day of school, a group of dedicated UWATX Young Leaders Society members volunteered at Webb Middle ... Read More >

 
Kerbey Lane Check Presentation

06.03.2016 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

Kerbey Lane Café Makes Huge Community Impact

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Pancakes and queso are only some of the few great things that come from the delicious Austin landmark, Kerbey Lane Cafe! Kerbey ... Read More >

 
Summer Learning Activities for Preschool At Home

06.02.2016 | SUCCESS BY 6

Summer Learning Activities for Preschool-Aged Children

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Wondering what to do with your young child at home all summer? We’ve compiled a list of fun AND educational activities you can do ... Read More >

 
UWATX Employee Campaign Awards

05.27.2016 | CENTURY INVESTORS, EMPLOYEE GIVING, GIVING SOCIETIES, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY

Recognizing Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy: 2015 Campaign Awards

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At United Way for Greater Austin, we run more than 200 employee campaigns in nearly 700 locations in the Austin area. Employee ... Read More >

 
Summer learning loss low-income

05.24.2016 | MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS

The Effects of Summer Learning Loss on Low-Income Students

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Students and parents alike usually view summer as a time for well-deserved relaxation and a break from learning. However, this ... Read More >

 
VPL Graduates at Kerbey Lane Cafe

05.19.2016 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS

VPL Graduates Celebrate at Kerbey Lane Cafe

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The UWATX Volunteer Project Leader (VPL) middle school program aims to transform youth into active community leaders by teaching ... Read More >

 
Gentrifcation and Gender Austin

05.13.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Gentrification and Gender: How Austin’s Changing Neighborhoods Affect Women and Children

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Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin co-hosted a panel on May 12th, "Gentrification & Gender: How ... Read More >

 
Austin ISD Pre-K3

05.06.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, SUCCESS BY 6

AISD Doubles Capacity For Pre-K3 Next Year

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(Via Austin ISD Press Release) Austin ISD will nearly double its capacity to teach prekindergarten for three-year-olds (Pre-K3) ... Read More >

 
 
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