Greater Austin Blog

05.05.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS

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All throughout Austin you will find Latino-inspired and/or owned establishments around town, from the famous Juan in a Million restaurant to the beautiful Mexic-Arte Museum in the heart of our city. Austin is no stranger to the Latino culture and that is why May is marked as Latino Music Month. This marks the 11th year Austin has celebrated Latino Music Month with performances of Latino music in various venues ... 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 >

 
Rina Patel Wells Fargo

04.18.2016 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Volunteer Spotlight: Rina Patel

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Rina Patel was first introduced to the United Way of Greater Austin more than 10 years ago through her position as the Wells Fargo ... Read More >

 
DaMara Alexander Farmers Insurance

04.14.2016 | EMPLOYEE GIVING, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS

Volunteer Spotlight: DaMara Alexander

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DaMara Alexander has participated in at least 14 volunteer projects with UWATX, adding up to more than 50 hours of service. She ... Read More >

 
Caroline Trang, VPL Volunteer an Frances Jordan, YLS Executive Member

04.13.2016 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY

Volunteer Spotlight: Caroline Trang and Frances Jordan

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Our middle school VPL program is full of outstanding volunteers! You may have read earlier this week about Cristian Dominguez from ... Read More >

 
Jon Le, volunteering at the UWATX MLK Day of Service

04.12.2016 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER

Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Le, eBay

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For our National Volunteer Week series, today we're highlighting Jon Le. Jon is an outstanding and dedicated UWATX volunteer ... Read More >

 
Cristian Dominguez, Volunteer Project Leader

04.11.2016 | HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS

Volunteer Spotlight: Christian Dominguez

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In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are honoring UWATX's supportive volunteers, employee campaign leaders, giving society ... Read More >

 
GAVA Go Austin Vamos Austin childhood obesity

04.06.2016 | AUSTIN TRENDS, SUCCESS BY 6

GAVA! Initiatives Involve Residents in Improving Communities

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GAVA (Go Austin Vamos Austin!) is a resident-led health initiative working in Austin’s neighborhoods (78744 and 78745) with ... Read More >

 
 
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