Global Cooking

A new Austin-based, online platform combines family meal prep with global education. Cooking Up Cultures (CUC) launched on Jan. 1 and provides monthly online learning through parent-child cultural cooking and language lessons. CUC aims to bridge cultural...

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Excellence in Education

H-E-B announced in mid-January that eight school districts--including two in Central Texas--and five school boards--including one in Central Texas--have been selected as finalists for the retailer’s 2017 Excellence in Education Awards program.  Lake Travis ISD and...

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School Foods

Austin Independent School District has announced its partnership with Vital Farms and GoodPop to provide healthier, more nutritious food at school this year. Vital Farms is an Austin-based producer of pasture-raised eggs, and GoodPop is an Austin-based producer...

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Pajama Drive

Through Feb. 12, all Austin-area Mattress Firm stores are hosting a Pajama Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. To donate, take new pajamas or monetary contributions to any Mattress Firm location during normal store hours. All proceeds will be donated to...

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Career Re-Entry

This spring, General Motors will offer a third round of its Take 2 program, a 12-week career re-entry internship for experienced technical professionals. The program will include positions at its Austin IT center. It’s an opportunity to return to the workforce for...

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Call for Ideas

The Waller Creek Conservancy has announced a public call for ideas for Creek Show 2017 installations. This annual, light-based art exhibit, held every November on Waller Creek, draws more than 10,000 Austinites and visitors to downtown during a ten-night event...

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Special Olympics Volunteers

Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is seeking volunteers for its 24th annual Winter Games, a statewide bowling, powerlifting and volleyball competition for nearly 2,700 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The event starts Feb. 2 with an opening ceremony,...

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Odd Squad Live

Odd Squad Live! comes to the Long Center on Jan. 15. Based on the PBS program about a spy organization run by kids, the Odd Squad Live! team investigates anything strange, weird and especially odd. Each episode follows kid agents as they track down villains, stop odd...

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Parent Training for Autism

Texans can now access free training to enhance language and communication skills of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through a new program at UT Austin. Made possible through a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the...

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STEAM Mentorship

As part of the General Motors Austin IT Innovation Center’s efforts to elevate STEAM education in Austin, GM’s Hispanic Initiative Team (HIT) and volunteers hosted the second annual “Day of Giving” luncheon for River Oaks Elementary students, faculty and parents in...

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Boys’ School

A new private school for boys will open in Austin this coming fall. Founders Amy Degner and Frances Ramberg say they were inspired by the local single-sex education opportunities available to their daughters, and they wanted the same options for their sons. “Austin...

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Fly Mamas Yoga

The Little Yoga House now offers aerial yoga classes for pregnant women, which the company says is the only program of its kind in Texas. The Fly Mamas classes use hammocks hanging from the ceiling as a prop for strengthening muscles, easing common ailments,...

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