Recent blog posts by Virginia
Jan 20, 2012
When Ana Trejo moved to Austin 13 years ago, she joined the expanding Latino population in Travis County, which has grown by 50% over the last 10 years and is expected to double again in the next 10 years. She hardly knew anyone and barely understood English
Jan 13, 2012
We recently visited People’s Community Clinic, whose mission is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable healthcare. We met Feliciana Gonzalez, who shared her story of how the doctors and staff at PCC have helped her family.
Jan 06, 2012
With programs in Central Texas and greater Houston, College Forward offers three core programs– high school college prep classes, parent education and support, and college persistence programs –that help students not only gain admittance to college, but earn their degrees. Listen to what Ricardo Espitia, his mom, persistence coach, and others have to say about how the program works.
Nov 02, 2011
A long-time grantee, CASA of Travis County is serves about about 80 percent of the total number of kids in the county court system, and is working to extend services to the remainder of children in the county. Listen to what Lillian, Jeanne, and the CASA team have to say about how the program is changing lives every day.
Nov 01, 2011
We recently visited Austin Children's Shelter to learn about the programs that they offer. We met an amazing young man named Ralph, who entered the shelter’s emergency care center, and later joined the Transitional Living program.