Category Archives: Success Stories

UWATX focus: St. John's neighborhood

07.24.2014 | AMPLIFY AUSTIN, FINANCIAL STABILITY, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, NAVIGATION CENTER, SUCCESS BY 6, SUCCESS STORIES

It takes a lot to thrive as a working family

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This is the Salazar family - they live in the St. John’s neighborhood in Austin, near the intersection of I-35 and 183. Like many ... Read More >

 
AJ Resendez spends his summer learning

06.20.2014 | MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, SUCCESS STORIES

AJ is spending his summer learning

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instead of staying home alone while his mother works, AJ is coming to Decker each day, where he is currently working through ... Read More >

 
Bavu Blakes, 7th grade teacher at Decker Middle School

05.06.2014 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, SUCCESS STORIES

One of the many teachers we appreciate

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Since it's National Teacher Day and Teacher Appreciation Week, we are saying a warm & heartfelt thank you to one of the many ... Read More >

 
Raul Sanchez, Webb Principal

03.27.2014 | AMPLIFY AUSTIN, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, SUCCESS STORIES, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY

Meet Raul Sanchez

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It’s no secret that Austin, Texas is great, arguably the envy of the world: it’s the live music capital, boasts a roaring economy, ... Read More >

 
VPL students at Webb Middle School

03.20.2014 | AMPLIFY AUSTIN, EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, HANDS ON CENTRAL TEXAS, MAKES AUSTIN GREATER, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, SUCCESS STORIES, YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY

A middle school perspective on leadership

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On the surface, these students look like any other boys in the St. John's neighborhood - Jose is a Webb Middle School student who ... Read More >

 
Sarah got FREE tax prep thanks to UWATX!

03.04.2014 | FINANCIAL STABILITY, NAVIGATION CENTER, SUCCESS STORIES

Free tax prep is “the best thing I’ve ever come across”

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In my work with UWATX, I've had the pleasure of helping thousands of Central Texans take a meaningful step towards financial ... Read More >

 

11.26.2013 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, SUCCESS BY 6, SUCCESS STORIES

Meet Naomi and Tirzah

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In the Greater Austin area, child poverty rates are nearly 25 percent higher than the national average and only 13 percent of ... Read More >

 
Lillie, Mendez Middle School Student

10.24.2013 | EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATTERS, SUCCESS STORIES

After-school programs make a difference for students like Lillie

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Middle school is a tipping point for many students - and while what happens during the school day is critical, students spend more ... Read More >

 

08.21.2013 | SUCCESS STORIES

Financial Opportunity rewards those who open bank accounts

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The Financial Opportunity team at UWATX recently had the pleasure of rewarding our Bank on Central Texas grand prize raffle ... Read More >

 

06.20.2013 | SUCCESS STORIES 2

Highlighting local philanthropy: Shantel Tharps

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At UWATX we know one single story can inspire thousands to give back, united our community and offer hope. This year, we’re ... Read More >

 
 
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