Greater Austin Blog

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

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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 Lane makes giving back to the community a top priority. Through their 36 years of operating, they have supported the Austin community by contributing their time, resources and energy to local organizations. Kerbey Lane Cafe emphasizes the importance of philanthropy by supporting UWATX ... 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 >

 
Groupo Fantasma Filming United Way for Greater Austin's Get Together Music Video

05.05.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS

It’s Latino Music Month!

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All throughout Austin you will find Latino-inspired and/or owned establishments around town, from the famous Juan in a ... Read More >

 
How Much do Austinites donate to charity?

04.27.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS

How Does Austin Rank in Charitable Donations?

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How charitable is Austin compared to other cities in the U.S.? In 2015, overall charitable giving in the United States increased ... Read More >

 
Earth Day 2016

04.22.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

10 Easy Ways To Be Environmentally Friendly

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Today is Earth Day. It has always been important, but now more than ever is the time to reflect on how your daily rituals are ... Read More >

 
 
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