Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders

Subiendo is a five-day intensive leadership program on the University of Texas Campus open to 11th graders across the state of Texas. The academy will be held June 12th – 16th and is an opportunity for students to explore living on a University campus, as well as networking with nationally prominent community, political, and business [...]

Considerations for planning your next home party

Whether planning a small get together or creating an elaborate theme party like a sweet heart social, there are many factors to take into consideration when entertaining at your home. Co-owners of Lemon Grass Creative Concepts Beatriz Gamboa-Marty and Vanessa Marty, MBA share their creative expertise in party planning. “A few questions will help you [...]

East Night Gala by PeopleFund

PeopleFund held their annual East Night Gala festival in their new location, 2921 E 17th St.  The colorful pageantry featured a menagerie of human-powered animals, gravity-defying jugglers, and spectacular performances inspired by The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album. The crowd celebrated the organization’s success since 1994, as PeopleFund has assisted their client’s in reaching economic success [...]

4th annual Children’s Business Fair deadline extended

Hundreds of people are expected to attend this year’s Children’s Business Fair showcasing entrepreneurial visions of children ages 5-13 on October 9th, 2010 at the historic Pease Mansion, 1606 Niles Rd, Austin, 78703 sponsored by the Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the Acton School of Business. Proceeds from the $2.00 admission fee and booth [...]

2010 Mexico City Bicentennial Celebration and Art Tour organized by Mexic-Arte Museum

Mexic-Arte Museum has prepared a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for  participants to be involved in the celebrations of the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence and the Centennial of the Revolution, as well a chance to tour some of Mexico City’s most famous art destinations led by Executive Director Sylvia Orozco. Don Miles, one of the participants and author [...]

Salsa Candela Latino Party hosted by Las Comadres Para Las Americas

Salsa Candela will be kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month at Copa Bar and Grill, August 27th from 6:30PM to 9:30PM, benefiting the 2011 Hispanic/Latino/Indigenous Heritages Celebration organized by Las Comadres Para Las Americas.  The fundraiser will also include potluck and silent auction. The tight group of friends performing, Salsa Candela, specialize in a variety of [...]

Backpacks for underprivileged students

Mano de Cristo’s goal is to provide more than 2200 students from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade with school supplies, backpacks, and clothing (2 changes of clothes, socks, and underwear) for the upcoming school year from August 2-6 and August 9-13 at the Travis County Building, 5335 Airport Blvd. “There is a difference between students coming [...]

Fitness fair focuses on combating Hispanic obesity trend

The largest gathering of sports and fitness groups in Central Texas is mobilizing this Saturday, July 17, to inspire Hispanic families to lead healthier lifestyles. Athletes from the Austin Aztex, the Austin Toros, the Round Rock Express, and the Texas Stars, along with 150 fitness guides, wellness specialists, counselors, and non-profit representatives, will be at [...]

Bomba Estéreo en Fuego: Interview with Colombia’s rising stars

The first time I met Liliana, from Bomba Estéreo, was a few months ago in Indio, CA at Coachella. Paul Dryden, with Nacional introduced me to her, saying “This is Katie, from The Austin Times.” “AUSTIN?!?!?!,” exclaimed Liliana, “I love Austin!!!!!”  She then grabbed my pen out of my hand and proceeded to write the [...]

El Buen Samaritano, helping low-income families get healthy

As lawmakers and First Lady Michelle Obama implement changes impacting health care and childhood obesity issues across the nation, a South Austin nonprofit continues to tackle these very issues on a local level, as it has been for quite some time now. El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission, a nonprofit committed to helping low-income families in [...]