Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has launched a $9 million fundraising effort to amplify $12.5 million in state funds to open the first new state park in North Texas in 20 years. Palo Pinto Mountains State Park will come to life thanks to a partnership between public funding and a dedicated private fundraising campaign. This public-private partnership will have a transformative impact that will touch generations of Texans. Located on 4,421 acres of scenic, undeveloped land 75 miles west of Fort Worth and 75 miles east of Abilene, this new park will help millions of Texans enjoy, explore, and be inspired by our state’s incredible wild things and wild places, now and for generations to come.
Please. Look at this sweet young bear. That face! Please help the IEAS welcome their newest resident, a young grizzly bear. Through no fault of his own, this poor guy was in need of a permanent home or else he faced euthanasia. We couldn’t allow that to happen. After many phone calls and a trip that exceeded 24 hours, he is now at his forever home. Now that he has been saved from such a terrible fate, help us with renovating a place for him to stay permanently. What a lucky young bear.
Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September… Read more »
Mommie Support Network, the WilCo Wellness Alliance coalition’s Maternal and Infant Health working group, the Round Rock Public Library, and Dell Children’s Health Plan present the Moms Community Listening Forum! This forum is designed to give moms the opportunity to share their opinions and perspectives regarding what is needed to better support their mental and physical health after the birth of a child. Organizations that… Read more »
Did you know that every 30 seconds someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery? Or that there are 48.8M slaves in the world today? 22% are sex slaves. And I’m embarrassed to say that Texas is ranked #2 in the nation for the most reported human trafficking cases. The average age an American girl enters the sex trade is 13. And shockingly, 400 trafficked, underage teens work the streets of Dallas each night. And finally, there are illegal massage business working trafficked girls by schools and even in our wealthiest neighborhoods . . . think about it.
More than 2,300 children—an average of 65 per day—have been separated from their parents upon crossing the United States-Mexico border since the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy was enacted on May 5. While our newsfeeds are littered with heartbreaking stories, even those of us with the deepest empathy for these families may not fully grasp the cost of the compounded trauma they endure.… Read more »
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.
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 »
June 30: Soup’s On! A Stone Soup Reading Showcase: Trish Callahan, Reverie Evolving, & Cynthia Stock Soup’s On! Deep Vellum Books 3000 Commerce St June 30 | 1-3pm Join us for our summer installation of Soup’s On!, a reading showcase for the writers of Stone Soup Peer Critique groups, featuring the talents of Trish Callahan, Reverie Evolving, and Cynthia Stock. Hosted by Emmy… Read more »
Every day, more than 550,000 people in the United States are affected by housing instability and homelessness. Recognizing the impact housing status has on health, Kaiser Permanente announced an impact investment of $200 million and is teaming up with mayors and CEOs nationwide to reduce homelessness and housing instability. The health system’s initial focus will be on preventing displacement or homelessness of lower- and… Read more »
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 »
Exhibitions Opening Opening Reception: May 25, 2018 6 – 8 PM Join the event on Facebook! 2018 Artist Studio Program Exhibition featuring Regina Agu, Shannon Crider, and htx people project: In Real Life May 25 – July 29, 2018 John M. O’Quinn Gallery This annual exhibition showcases the work of Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program participants. The Artist Studio Program is a nine-month… Read more »
The Texas Health Champion Award is presented to public health leaders who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in reducing the burden and/or raising awareness of the obesity epidemic in Texas. Nominees considered for the award may be individuals, organizations, or project teams from community organizations, educational agencies, non-profit organizations, or government offices. The 2018 Texas Health Champion Award will be presented at the 11th Annual Texas Health Champion… Read more »
Access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages is essential to help all children grow up at a healthy weight. As advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers create policies and programs to promote the well-being of children, it is important to provide them with a body of evidence that shows the best approaches and strategies to improve children’s nutrition habits, dietary intake, and weight status. … Read more »
Funding News and Grant Tips STD Data Now Available on the DSHS Texas Health Data Page http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#A Health, Higher Education Top ‘Slate 90’ List of Nonprofits by Revenue http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#B Nonprofits Are America’s Third Largest Employer http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#C Nonprofits Expanding Programs, Staff Despite Challenges http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#D Public Funding Opportunities Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants: SM-18-019 http://dshs.texas.gov/fic/al29-5-5.aspx#E Company Relocation… Read more »
The Big Show is an ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. Juror Evelyn C. Hankins, PhD Senior Curator Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Evelyn C. Hankins has been a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden since 2007. While at the Hirshhorn, she has also organized an array of projects, including Mark… Read more »
Artist Katy McCarthy is the first recipient of the St. Elmo Arts Residency and fellowship, which is presented by the Department of Art and Art History and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The residency will take place over the 2018-19 academic year and will include a solo exhibition at the Wildflower Center. Launching in fall 2018,… Read more »
On Saturday, May 12th, The National Association of Letter Carriers Local 181 branch participated in the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. The community was invited to leave non-perishables by their mailbox for the letter carriers to retrieve. On the day of the official event local Scouts assisted staff and volunteers by unloading food from mail trucks. All food from this campaign was donated to… Read more »
If you’re in Tarrant County, come hang out with us in Fort Worth on June 7th. We’ll be hosting Growing & Developing Our Community-Fort Worth, an event on Christian community development on June 7th at 9 a.m. at Southside City Church, 2100 W Louden St | Fort Worth, TX 76110. Hear from TxCCDN Executive Director, Rucker Preston, Darrel Auvenshine, and Dametra Stevenson, about Christian community… Read more »
The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized Texas State University to offer a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program, the first in Texas with a holistic emphasis on technology-enhanced infrastructure (TEI). The board approved the new degree during its quarterly meeting May 24 in Round Rock. Texas State will begin offering the civil engineering program through the Ingram School… Read more »