Austinites make recycling reality with Dare to Go Zero

As part of the Solid Waste Services Department’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 20 percent in 2012 and 90 percent by 2040, a reality-based show, ‘Dare to Go Zero,’ is scheduled to air in late April. The City of Austin currently diverts about 39 percent of waste [...]

The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium’s I Am A Number Campaign

The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) hosted its annual I Am a Number, at the home of John Hogg, M.D. (HSC Board President) and David Garza (HSC Board of Director).The event gave donors the opportunity to invest in a pool of highly motivated students eager to earn college degrees and give back to the community with [...]

The Mexican American experience and more

The first Mexican American Experience 2011 brings together and celebrates the successes of the best Mexican American music talent for a free family friendly event on March 16-17, Wednesday and Thursday at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), 600 River Street in collaboration with the City of Austin, Austin Parks and Recreation [...]

RISE Multicultural Series

Relationship and Information Series for Entrepreneurs (RISE), an annual “un-conference” in which seasoned entrepreneurs and experts host small-group sessions on any topic of their choice at any location of their choice throughout the city, will be held the week of March 7th to 11th.  “Since it’s inception, RISE has been for and by entrepreneurs from [...]

Swinging for education golf tournament

A school based mentoring and leadership program which aims to inspire young women into leadership roles and eradicate achievement gaps with young Latinas, Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT) will be holding their “Swinging for Education” Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 12th at Spicewood Course in Balcones Country Club.  The tournament will benefit educational, leadership and community [...]

Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce Lunar New Year Gala

Themed by the year of the rabbit, luckiest animal of the Chinese Zodiac, The Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce (TACC) celebrated the 15th Annual Lunar New Year Gala at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.  Contemporary oil paintings from world-renowned Chinese-American artist Xinsheng Wang back dropped the festivities and the spectacular evening commenced with [...]

4th Annual Austin Modern Home Tour

The fourth annual Austin Modern Home Tour will showcase sixteen architecturally progressive and contemporary homes throughout Austin and feature innovative local designers and architects who are pushing the boundaries within their respective fields on Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Modern Home Tour was created by The GoodLife Team, co-produced [...]

YHPA-Austin’s 5th Birthday Bash

Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin (YHPA-Austin) will be celebrating their 5th year anniversary at the Mexican-American Cultural Center hosted by Leslie Montoya of Univision’s “Despierta Austin” on Friday, January 28th sponsored by State Farm Insurance & Financial Services.  The festivities will include food from Casa Chapala, a silent auction, Mariachi Tamazule, and DJ playing [...]

Y Gen at the Holidays Contest spotlights Generation Y volunteers

Often Generation Y is stereotyped as lazy, immature, and self-centered.  This “just isn’t true,” says Tamara Bell, president and editor-in-chief of Y Gen Out Loud, an Austin based, online national news site specifically for Generation Y.  At Y Gen Out Loud, reporters share with their peers the news of the day from Generation Y’s perspective.  [...]

Caring Family Network’s Holiday Party for Foster Children

Over 200 children and adults from Caring Family Network’s foster families are expected to celebrate at the annual Christmas Party to be held at 500 East St John Ave Ste 105 on December 18, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. This event is made possible by generous sponsors Austin Stone Church (also providing Christmas [...]