Category: Strong Communities

NoVo Foundation Announces Grantees of $34 Million Radical Hope Fund

NoVo Foundation is dedicated to building a more just and balanced world. Founded in 2006 by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, NoVo has become one of the largest private foundations in the world to support initiatives focused explicitly on girls and women, including a dedicated focus on ending violence against girls and women and supporting adolescent girls.

Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’

On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

Austin (using blockchain to help the homeless) and Georgetown (leasing rooftop space to solar-power a city) are two fo the Bloomberg Philanthropy 2018 Champion Cities

2018 Champion Cities Austin, TX: Using Blockchain to Vouch for Identities of the Homeless The City of Austin will use blockchain technology to provide homeless residents with a unique identifier that allows them to access their personal records at any time, enabling access to critical services. Boston, MA: Bringing Equity to Street Repairs The City of Boston will infuse equity into the City’s approach… Read more »

Census Bureau Reveals Fastest-Growing Large Cities: San Antonio Tops Chart Adding More Than 60 People a Day on Average

More people moving to Texas and to San Antonio. It’s not a surprise, but whys this happening? Where are people coming from? How is San Antonio planning for population growth? What impact can population growth have on other socioeconomic issues such as mass transit system and transportation, employment, education, affordable housing, conservation and natural resources, social services and the criminal justice system? How does San Antonio stay special?

Mental Health Headlines: What we can do for our kids following the Santa Fe, Texas shooting

The Hogg Foundation offers its deepest condolences to those impacted by the shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, and for the lives lost. Our hearts go out to the students, teachers, and administrators of Santa Fe High School and their families. We share the broader public’s bewilderment and frustration that these mass shooting incidents have become so common. It is important that we avoid either… Read more »

Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society

Americans tend to view the impact of the internet and other digital technologies on their own lives in largely positive ways, Pew Research Center surveys have shown over the years. A survey of U.S. adults conducted in January 2018 finds continuing evidence of this trend, with the vast majority of internet users (88%) saying the internet has, on balance, been a mostly good thing… Read more »

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

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.

A Message from Joyce Slocum, President & CEO of TPR

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 »

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

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 »

‘Sergeant Segway’ Becomes Newest Goodwill Ambassador at Morgan’s Wonderland

Now open for the summer season, new Morgan’s Inspiration Island splash park earned the Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association for cutting-edge design and revolutionary waterproof wheelchairs. In addition, readers of USA Today voted Morgan’s Inspiration Island as best new water attraction of 2017 in the newspaper’s 10Best competition.

Grant applications available now for second round of Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery fund

The Foundation for Southeast Texas released applications Wednesday for the second round of funding to assist established relief organizations through the Golden Pass Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Nonprofits and government organizations in Orange, Jefferson and Hardin counties are encouraged to apply for funding to support hurricane recovery and mitigation efforts before the May 15 deadline. Projects providing support in disaster mitigation infrastructure, school materials… Read more »

How the U.S. economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment

The United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment, according to “The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth.” The gains would be equivalent to a continuous boost in GDP growth of 0.5 percent per year, increasing the competitiveness of the country for decades to come.

Please participate in the San Antonio Not-for-Profit Wage and Benefit Survey

You’re invited to take part in Werling Associates, Inc.’s 2018 San Antonio Not-for-Profit Wage and Benefit Survey. This survey is part of a continuing effort to provide nonprofit agencies of San Antonio with a thorough analysis of job-specific compensation data. Participants will receive a free copy of the report, valued at over $100. Survey deadline is Friday, May 4. The survey is sponsored by… 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.

Google has taken the initiative to begin ‘Building a stronger future for journalism’ by elevating quality and fighting discrimination

“Google cares deeply about journalism. We believe in spreading knowledge to make life better for everyone. It’s at the heart of Google’s mission. It’s the mission of publishers and journalists. Put simply, our futures are tied together.”
SUNDAR PICHAI, CEO, GOOGLE

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

Getting agile right in your organization

For more interesting articles, visitAcross industries and regions, the concept of organizational agility is catching fire as companies scurry to deal with rapid change and complexity. Yet, achieving the ability to reshape themselves quickly is proving elusive for most. The findings of McKinsey’s first global research study of agile organizations underscores the difficulties in achieving their desired nimbleness. But it also illuminates that getting agile right delivers substantial rewards ranging from efficiency improvements and improved customer satisfaction, to faster time to market.