Category: News

Diverse Lit, Performance Poetry, and Soup’s On!

We’ve kicked our spring season off with a bang.  Keep the ball rolling with diverse lit and poetry performance workshops, the return of Soup’s On!, and more to come! Feb 24:  WRITING PAST CLICHE:  DIVERSE LIT FOR DIVERSE AUDIENCES   The world is ready for diverse literature-and for you to join the movement. Reshape your representation of groups diverse in gender, race, disability, and religious background… Read more »

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory February E-News

It’s time to start thinking about our 20th Anniversary Celebration, “Brew on the Bayou” once again! As I’m sure you remember, Brew’s initial date last fall was postponed thanks to Harvey flooding GCBO. But now we are rescheduled and good to go for SATURDAY MARCH 10th from 4-8 pm!   JOIN US: Celebrate 20 years of conservation with our brew tasting evening event which… Read more »

Lawndale Art Center Openings

Exhibitions Opening: January 18, 2018 Opening Reception Thursday, January 18, 2018 6 – 8 PM Between Love & Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s Organized by Christopher Sperandio in collaboration with students from Practical Curation, Rice University January 18 – March 25, 2018 O’Quinn Gallery Entre el amor y la locura: Arte del cómic mejicano de los 1970 Organizado por Christopher Sperandio en… Read more »

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos to Fund 1,000 College Scholarships for Dreamers $33 million donation the largest ever for TheDream.US

TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship program for Dreamers, announced today a $33 million dollar scholarship grant from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. The grant, the largest in the organization’s history, will give 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of US high schools with DACA status the opportunity to go to college. “My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan,”… Read more »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Opportunity

Like the rest of the nation, New Jersey faces an array of challenges that may prevent those working and residing in the state from living the healthiest life possible. Building a Culture of Health requires unprecedented collaboration and requires everyone to think about improving health differently. Are you a New Jersey-based organization working with community stakeholders to address the factors that influence health, prior… Read more »

Texas State clean energy coalition lands IN2 Channel Partner Award

Texas State University, along with research coalition partner institutions, has been recognized with the Innovation Incubator (IN2) Channel Partner Award from Wells Fargo to support clean energy innovation. Texas State will collaborate with Rice University, the Austin Technology Incubator at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas A&M University Engineering Experiment Station Clean Energy Incubator on a series of programs and initiatives… Read more »

Announcing our Spring 2018 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities begins 1.17.18 and ends 3.16.18 disABLEDperson, Inc announce our Spring 2018 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities! This competition begins on January 17, 2018, and ends on March 16, 2018, for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)! Details at disABLEDperson.com. It is important to create a registration on our site disABLEDperson.com… Read more »

Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $150k in Grants to Support Racial Equity Work in Dallas Area

On this National Day of Racial Healing, Communities Foundation of Texas announces that a total of $150,000 will be distributed across 35 nonprofits in support of their racial equity work in Dallas. Individual grants range in size from $2,500 to $7,500. These grants are intended to help grant recipients facilitate storytelling that gives voice and understanding to marginalized experiences, engage others in looking at… Read more »

Study Measures How Central Texas Companies Support Nonprofits

Does your Central Texas company have a philanthropic/giving budget? How do you engage your employees in philanthropy? And which causes is your organization most likely to support? An annual survey of companies in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown and the surrounding Central Texas area poses these and other questions to provide insights on how local organizations engage in philanthropy. The online Survey of Corporate Giving,… Read more »

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Funding Alert

Funding News and Grant Tips Top Ten Gifts in 2017 Topped $10 Billion http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-1-2.aspx#A Cancer Death Rate Falls but Racial Disparities Remain http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-1-2.aspx#B Public Funding Opportunities BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3 UH3 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-NS-18-021 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-1-2.aspx#C BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (U44… Read more »

Alamo Heights High School Recognized as a Special Olympics Texas Unified Champion School

Alamo Heights High School has been recogizned as the first Unified Champion School in the state of Texas. The Unified Champion Schools program is changing the lives of students throughout the United States by promoting inclusion and acceptance of students with and without intellectual disabilities. More than 100 elementary, middle school and high school campuses throughout Texas participate in the Unified Champion Schools program.… Read more »

Trenton Doyle Hancock to Join UT Austin Department of Art and Art History as Spring 2018 Artist-in-Residence

  The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to welcome artist Trenton Doyle Hancock as the Spring 2018 artist-in-residence. The residency is supported by an endowment for the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Visiting Chair. Hancock will be given dedicated time and space for creating new work at UT Austin. During that time, he will… Read more »

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Bird of the Month

Please enjoy a very subtly beautiful bird of the month and remember – our 20th Anniversary celebration, Brew on the Bayou, is coming up in March! We hope to see you there! To download high resolution versions of this month’s photo, click HERE To support us and our work to protect the birds and their habitats around the Gulf and beyond, please consider making… Read more »

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

In late 2016, Oxford Dictionaries selected “post-truth” as the word of the year, defining it as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” The 2016 Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the tumultuous U.S. presidential election highlighted how the digital age has affected news and cultural narratives. New… Read more »

Communities Foundation of Texas Announces New Initiative

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced it will  launch CFT for Business (CFT4B), an initiative that will make it easy for businesses to give back.  CFT4B is a comprehensive suite of services designed to help start or grow a company’s giving and community engagement programs through charitable fund management, volunteerism, employee giving programs and other custom solutions. The launch event is Tuesday, November 2, 2017. The event is… Read more »