Family Exercise

Family Exercise

Marathon Kids offers a summer program that keeps kids moving while bonding with their parents. The free “Walk and Talk” program encourages families to walk a marathon over the course of the summer, talking about a new topic during each of the 26.2 miles of a marathon....
College Graduates

College Graduates

Breakthrough Central Texas celebrated its largest graduating college class in early June. The 36 participants are each the first in their families to earn a college degree, marking the realization of a 12-year journey and commitment each of these students made in...
Scholarship Awardees

Scholarship Awardees

Twelve local students have been awarded scholarships from Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) in recognition of their academic achievements, community involvement and future career goals. Each high school senior received a $1,000 scholarship that can be applied to...
School Lunch Balances

School Lunch Balances

Local eighth-grader Ben Hofer has pledged to eliminate Austin ISD’s school lunch debt. Hofer started the project he calls LunchCounts! as part of a school project, with a goal of raising $18,000 to pay off all of the school lunch debt in the district.   To that...
Art Contest

Art Contest

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is calling for entries in the art contest for its 2020 Creation Health calendar. Children ages 4 to 18 are encouraged to enter. The calendar celebrates healthy living through choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal...
Child Development Conference

Child Development Conference

Parents, teachers and childcare providers are invited to attend a three-day learning fest in Georgetown. The 17th annual Committed to Kids Conference runs July 18-20 at Christ Lutheran Learning Center. Twenty workshops will provide training and professional...
School Bonds in Action

School Bonds in Action

A groundbreaking ceremony at Norman Elementary School celebrated Austin ISD’s 2017 Bond funds in creating a single, modernized campus for students currently attending school at nearby Sims Elementary.   Part of the celebration included a walk by students from...
Summer Camp for the Hospitalized

Summer Camp for the Hospitalized

Camp for All, a special needs summer camp in Brenham, brought the camp experience to patients at Dell Children’s Medical Center this week. The program, called Camp for All 2U, included activities such as canoeing, archery, relay races, tea parties, scavenger...
Community Grants

Community Grants

Con Mi MADRE has been named a 2019 Impact Austin Community Partner and recipient of a $100,000 grant. The organization empowers young Latinas and their mothers through education and support services that begin in the 6th grade and keep students engaged in school. The...
Education Grants

Education Grants

Austin Ed Fund, a champion of Austin ISD, has announced more than $120,000 in Innovation Grants to local teachers to support their most creative projects. Twenty-three AISD schools all over the city received grants for projects ranging from literacy programs to arts...
Water Park Anniversary

Water Park Anniversary

Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts is celebrating 40 years of delivering water-themed fun with a celebration on the first day of summer, June 21. On that day, there will be a little something extra for everyone at Schlitterbahn’s New Braunfels location. Among the...
Summer Reading

Summer Reading

This summer, Austin ISD will host its annual Buford the Book Bus tour, providing free books to children of all ages, from infants to teens, in English and Spanish. The programs are held in June and July at schools across the city. Summer slide is the phrase used to...
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