Science Made Fun!

Dr. Kate Biberdorf, aka Kate the Chemist, is an author, science entertainer and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. This month, she will appear virtually at two Austin schools to celebrate her new book, Kate The Chemist: The Stem Night Disaster. The book...

FREE YMCA Reset Challenge

The YMCA of Austin is inviting the community to participate in a free six-week YMCA Reset Challenge, designed to help transform spirit, mind and body. Beginning in January, participants can opt-in to the free challenge by texting RESET to 866-943-YMCA (9622). By...

New Campus

NYOS (Not Your Ordinary School), a tuition-free, public charter school located in North Austin, has begun construction on a new campus facility, scheduled to open in the summer of 2021. The new campus will add 76,300 square feet of classroom and administrative space. ...

Celebrate MLK Day

Although this year’s MLK Community Festival and March have been cancelled due to the pandemic, there are still several ways that you can honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.   MLK Oratory Competition The Austin Area Heritage Council, in collaboration with...

Austin Allies Events

Kids Book Club Austin Allies Kids’ Book Club will begin the year with a discussion of “Class Act” by Jerry Craft. The meeting will held on Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register here.  Book Club meets on the third Saturday of each month. If you’d like to get a head...

Construction Nearly Complete

The end of 2020 had teachers and administrative staff packing up and readying to move to the modernized Norman-Sims Elementary School. After unpacking their materials and decorating their new classrooms, teachers and faculty prepare to welcome students for the spring...

Kid of the Year

Austin’s own Ian McKenna was recently named one of the top five finalists for Time magazine’s Kid of the Year award. A senior at LASA High School, McKenna has grown over 20,000 pounds of produce for those in need over the course of the past seven years. His project...
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41 Ways To Spread Cheer In The New Year

41 Ways To Spread Cheer In The New Year

If you have ever experienced a random act of kindness, you know the profound joy even the simplest act can produce. There’s a surprise and level of connection that can shake you out of the rhythm of routine and leave a lasting impact. This year, encourage your family...

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How To Show Support for Small Businesses This Holiday Season

How To Show Support for Small Businesses This Holiday Season

  According to the Small Business Administration, there are over 30 million small businesses in America, and about half of all American workers either work for a small business or own one. More important than these numbers, however, are the people behind them....

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How Do You Make Big Change?  Start Local, Start Little

How Do You Make Big Change?  Start Local, Start Little

My first introduction to the world of politics came in first grade when talk on the playground suddenly shifted from debating four-square rules or who could run the fastest to, “Who are your parents voting for - Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan?” What stuck with me was...

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Dressed To Kill

Dressed To Kill

My mother hated Halloween. We never understood why. It started in July when the costume catalogues...

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