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Engage for May: Can Austin Undo Racism?

Engage for May: Can Austin Undo Racism?

It’s not easy to talk about racism. For some it is personal and raw. For others it is distant and undefinable.  For many it is somewhere in between and accompanied by the question, “what do we do about it?” It’s easy to get stuck thinking…

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Engage for April: CodeNEXT

Engage for April: CodeNEXT

What do you love most about living in Austin? What community values drive how we grow? If these questions are important to you, you need to engage in the land development code rewrite called CodeNEXT, and we want to help you understand what that means….

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Alumni on the move: March

Alumni on the move: March

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Essential Guest Post on Education

Essential Guest Post on Education

      Guest post from Essential Class of 2017 participants M. Teresa Granillo, Executive Director of Con Mi Madre and Matt Glazer, Executive Director of Austin Young Chamber of Commerce. My colleague, Matt Glazer, Executive Director of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce, and I volunteered to co-author…

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Meet the Leader: Commissioner Jeff Travillion

Meet the Leader: Commissioner Jeff Travillion

We hope you will join us for our next Meet the Leader session on April 26 with Jeff Travillion, Travis County Commissioner, Precinct One. The Meet the Leader series provides an intimate gathering to give alumni the opportunity to meet an important figure in our…

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Best Party Ever Honoree Announcement

Best Party Ever Honoree Announcement

Three noteworthy Austinites will be honored for their contributions to the Austin community in an upcoming celebration hosted by Leadership Austin. Ballet Austin Executive Director Cookie Ruiz, Ron Kessler of the Ron Kessler Group, and Lydia Clay of Momark Development were selected based on their…

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Congratulations to Austin Under 40 Finalists

Congratulations to Austin Under 40 Finalists

When our office received the list of Austin Under Forty finalists, we were so proud to see so many Leadership Austin alumni! We are so happy to see that you are in the community, making an impact and being recognized for all your hard work….

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Engage for March: Erasing the Mental Health Stigma

Engage for March: Erasing the Mental Health Stigma

Erasing the Mental Health Stigma According to a recent report from the Texas Judicial Council, approximately 1 million Texans experience serious mental illness in a given year. How does this impact you and the people in your life? What are we doing as a community…

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