Greater Austin Blog

06.02.2016 | SUCCESS BY 6

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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 for free or very cheaply with your toddler or preschool-aged child this summer that will improve their math, reading and motor skills. Visit a farmer’s market The plethora of fruits and vegetables at markets are great learning tools. Children can learn colors and work on math skills ... 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 >

 
Greater Austin community needs

04.20.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, NAVIGATION CENTER

Community Needs and Trends Report 2015

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Since 1996, our Navigation Center has served as the access point for our community for health and human resources. The 2-1-1 ... Read More >

 
 
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