Category: Press Releases

April Public Programs + Core Exhibition Opening in Houston

Exhibition Opening     2018 Core Exhibition Thursday, April 19, 2018 6-8 PM On View through Saturday, May 12, 2018   2017-2018 Core Fellows The 2018 Core Exhibition features work by artists-in-residence Maria Bang Espersen, Shana Hoehn, Devin Kenny, Yue Nakayama, Felipe Steinberg, Elizabeth Webb, and Peng Zuqiang. Core critics-in-residence Kate Green, Ruslana Lichtzier, and Laura A. L. Wellen contribute essays based on their independent research to the publication Core 2018,… Read more »

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release Inaugural Healthiest Communities Rankings – and Texas isn’t on it. Texas is ranked #38 out of 50 states. Texas has poor access to decent healthcare that’s low quality in the first place.

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and civic journalism, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna, today announced the inaugural Healthiest Communities rankings. The new report evaluated nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across 10 categories, from education and population health to infrastructure and economy. In addition to assessing which communities offer their citizens the greatest opportunity to live a productive, healthy life, the rankings offer insight into the best approaches for improving public health that can be shared and implemented across the country.

Join us at the exclusive multi-course No Kid Hungry Dinner in San Antonio on May 6th at Hotel Emma in the Pearl

Every year, the country’s best chefs join together with one goal in mind: end childhood hunger in America by supporting No Kid Hungry Dinners presented by Citi. In more than a dozen cities across the nation, guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience curated by each city’s premier culinary talent and participate in unique food, travel and lifestyle auctions – all while raising funds for No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

In San Antonio, we are proud to be hosted for the second time by Chef John Brand at Hotel Emma. In addition to delicious food and find

ChildSafe Distributes Cardboard Kids at Area Malls March 2 & 3 and 9 & 10 To Prepare for April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Momentum is building for ChildSafe’s Cardboard Kids campaign, a community-wide effort to heighten awareness of child abuse and neglect, an issue that continues to plague Bexar County. Cardboard Kids are memorable 2-foot high cardboard kid cutouts that citizens PICK-UP, DECORATE and DISPLAY on April 5.  ChildSafe is asking the entire community to be a part of this campaign to help them reach their goal… Read more »

President Trauth signs letter supporting Senate action on Dream Act

Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth has joined at least 10 other Texas university presidents/chancellors in co-signing a letter from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to U.S. Senator John Cornyn urging his support for bringing the Dream Act (S. 1615) to a floor vote before February 8. In joining the other signatories, Texas State supports normalizing the status of deserving… 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 »

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 »

Golf Pro turned Abstract Artist wins Best of Show at the Art Center of Corpus Christi

The annual All Membership Show opened last night at The Art Center of Corpus Christi with the announcement of 7 cash awards for outstanding work by local artists. Jerry Bass, a local golf pro turned successful abstract artist, won Best of Show which also earned him a solo exhibition at The Art Center in 2019.  Artists in 6 categories competed for this coveted opportunity.… Read more »

The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter 8th Annual High School Film Contest

8th Annual High School Film Contest  Each year, Family Violence Prevention Services and the National Council of Jewish Women team up to produce a film contest for San Antonio area high schools students.   High Schools throughout the community submit a short film or PSA, topics are chosen from current issues affecting our youth and community. Now in its 8th year, Teen Trafficking is the… 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 »

Cactus Pear Music Festival’s Feb. 11th Soiree: LoveNotes

Celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days early with a romantic program featuring pianist Michelle Schumann and Stephanie. Hailed for her “…sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity,” (Fanfare Magazine) pianist Michelle Schumann joins Stephanie, the “violinist who most often takes your breath away” (Gramophone Magazine), for an afternoon of musical artistry and romance with works by Elgar, Kreisler, Prokofiev, Liszt and more. Venue: the beautiful home… Read more »