Fun! See how many challenges on these summer calendars your kids can complete!

Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

Summer is a time to relax and enjoy downtime, but don’t forget that staying active and eating healthy is still important. Getting 30-60 minutes of physical activity a day and eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables is essential to child health.

The Rising Star applications are now open!

Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

Sponsored by a coalition of professional health organizations as a part of the annual Texas Obesity Awareness Week and the Texas Health Champion Award Ceremony, the Rising Star Award will be presented to young Texans who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in his or her community in an effort to raise awareness and reduce the burden of the obesity. Past youth recipients have initiated their… Read more »

Michael & Susan Dell Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program Applications now available

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

Overview The Michael & Susan Dell Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship is a research traineeship for post-doctoral fellows interested in nutrition, physical activity, and/or obesity research. The program provides funding for one full-time post-doctoral fellow to study in residence at the Center for one year, with the option of additional years of funding based on performance and fund availability. Fellows are offered a competitive salary and… Read more »

49th Annual Special Olympics Texas Summer Games Returns to Arlington, May 24-27

Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) 48th annual Summer Games will return to The University of Texas at Arlington and surrounding area venues from Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27. All events are free and open to the public. The four-day event is SOTX’s largest competition of the year, featuring more than 3,000 athletes from all around the state of Texas.   Competitors will participate… Read more »

Member Appreciation Reception this Saturday!

Cibolo Nature Center & Farm

Join Us For The Member Appreciation Reception! The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm and Texas Public Radio have one big thing in common-WE LOVE OUR MEMBERS! If you haven’t joined yet, be sure you do this week to attend out Member Appreciation Reception before the Moondance Concert on Saturday. All current members invited and free to attend the reception, but please RSVP by May… Read more »

Gear up for grant applications

San Antonio Area Foundation

Looking for funding in animal services, arts and culture, or community-at-large? Attend one of two information meetings to learn about the Annual Responsive Grants cycle two process. Meetings will be held Wednesday, June 13 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14  |  2 – 4 p.m. Senior Responsive Grant Making will occur in early August. The intent is to intentionally align our senior… Read more »

$1.3 Million Awarded to Train Mental Health Policy Fellows and Peer Policy Fellows in Texas

Hogg Foundation

Ten nonprofit advocacy groups received a total of $1.3 million in grants over two years to hire in-house policy or peer policy fellows. The Mental Health Policy Academy and Fellowsinitiative, launched in 2010, builds both individual and organizational capacity for effective mental health policy and advocacy work. Fellows receive intensive training, education and experience in mental health policy while host organizations benefit from additional… Read more »

Ed Boyd Limited Edition Prints in Corpus Christi

The Art Center of Corpus Christi

The Art Center of Corpus Christi will be hosting a release party for a series of limited edition prints on Sunday, May 20 from 3-5 pm. The series features seven classic Ed Boyd city and beach scenes. The brightly colored imagery is printed on acid free photo-base paper using archival inks. Each image is limited to 15 signed and numbered Giclée prints. These small… Read more »

Free College Prep Summer Camp

Texas State University

The Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State University has extended the application deadline for the 2018 College Access Project (C.A.P.) Summer Leadership Camp to June 1. Area high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in fall 2018 are eligible to apply for this free four-day camp, held June 5-8, at the Texas State campus in San Marcos. C.A.P.… Read more »

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings kicks off Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge

The Dallas Library

Read and get rewarded! In an effort to keep academic skills sharp and encourage the whole family to read every day, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings joined students and community supporters to kick off the 2018 Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge. The free 10-week program, which runs June 2-Aug. 11, encourages daily reading of books, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks and e-books. Presented by Epsilon, the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge is a family affair open to children and adults. Participants can enjoy fantastic prizes and more than 2,500 weekly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities offered throughout the summer.

State Economic Growth Uneven Since Recession Began – Only North Dakota, Texas, and Utah have experienced growth since the recession’s onset that matched or beat the historical U.S. pace

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Since the Great Recession hit the U.S. a decade ago, the economy’s slow recovery has played out unevenly across states. Only North Dakota, Texas, and Utah have experienced growth since the recession’s onset that matched or beat the historical U.S. pace. In the 10 states slowest to recover, the 10-year expansion was less than the equivalent of 1 percent per year.

GCBO Presents: Kevin Karlson’s “Birds of Prey” and Photography Workshops – Only 40 participants, so hurry

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

Join us Friday, October 5th 2018 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm as Kevin Karlson presents this visually stunning program reflecting the mood and content of Birds of Prey by Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). The show begins with a video introduction by Pete Dunne where he explains the concept of the book as images of raptors are shown. Kevin will then… Read more »

A Message from Joyce Slocum, President & CEO of TPR

Texas Public Radio

My passion for the mission of public radio is what led me to leave a career in children’s entertainment and join NPR in 2008. My desire to return to Texas and still be in public radio is what brought me to TPR in 2014. I couldn’t be happier to be here. It’s particularly rewarding to me when someone from our community shares with me… Read more »

Social Media Audits – Setting Your Social Media Strategy

The San Antonio Area Foundation

Are you engaging your followers on social media? Find out how to analyze your performance and strategy at our Social Media Audits: Setting Your Social Media Strategy workshop on Tuesday, May 22. Ever wonder how organizations like yours seem to be generating more attention or whether your new Instagram strategy really works? Learn how to perform a routine social media audit to find out. … Read more »

Study: University New Orleans Jesuit Social Research Institute Issues 2017 JustSouth Index and Texas ranks 49th in poverty, racial disparity and immigrant exclusion

Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Social Research Institute

New report shows Louisiana ranks 51st on measures of social justice for second year in a row; spotlights the three most challenging issues facing the Gulf South – poverty, racial disparity and immigrant exclusion The 2017 JustSouth Index report issued today by Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) reveals that Louisiana falls last in the nation (51st in the U.S. including… Read more »

What Would It Take to Dramatically Increase Mobility from Poverty?

US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty: DAVID T. ELLWOOD & NISHA G. PATEL

Our Approach A distinguishing feature of the Partnership is that we did not have a mandate for consensus. Instead, the Partnership had the freedom and flexibility to dream big and think creatively, limited only by our own knowledge and imaginations. Our focus was on learning from both research and practice, as well as from perspectives of people who have experienced poverty. Site visits and… Read more »

In San Antonio: Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations presenting Yayoi Kusama

The McNay Museum

Organized in conjunction with the San Antonio Tricentennial celebrations and the 50th anniversary of HemisFair ’68, this exhibition focuses on San Antonio as a place of deep history, local values, and global thinking. Immersive, environmental installations by Yayoi Kusama and Philip Worthington, a film by Andy Warhol, and a new commission by San Antonio’s Chris Sauter transform the McNay’s Tobin Exhibition Galleries. Internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Aftermath of Obliteration… Read more »