FREE YMCA Reset Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

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...
New Picture Books

New Picture Books

William Still and His Freedom Stories, written and illustrated by Don Tate, is the first picture-book biography of the man considered the Father of the Underground Railroad. The book, published last month, has garnered starred reviews from both Kirkus Reviews and...
Santa Photos

Santa Photos

    Santa Claus is coming to town! For safe and socially-distanced Santa visits and photo ops for families, you can find him and his elves at Barton Creek Square Mall, The Domain, Lakeline Mall and Round Rock Premium Outlets until Christmas Eve.   For...
Park Improvements

Park Improvements

  As a part of their Austin City Limits Music Festival Grants Program, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) granted a total of $130,000 in funding to enhance various Austin parks and outdoor community spaces.   “Through all the change our city has seen over the...
Holiday Kids’ Bike Giveaway

Holiday Kids’ Bike Giveaway

Each year, around the holidays, Austin’s Yellow Bike team, with the help of volunteers, puts together about 100 kids bicycles and delivers them to those who need them the most.  In the short term, the goal is to bring the joy of receiving the gift of a bicycle during...
2020 AFM Young Writers Contest Winners

2020 AFM Young Writers Contest Winners

Each fall, Austin Family magazine holds its annual Young Writers Contest for fourth and fifth graders. This year, students submitted pieces about “My Favorite Day During Quarantine.” The winners and runners-up in each grade received plaques and signed copies of judge...
Health Care Scholarships

Health Care Scholarships

  As of Nov. 10, applications are being accepted for the 2021 St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship. This program awards monetary and comprehensive support to the bright young minds impassioned by the opportunity to tackle health care’s most pressing issues....
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