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Apply for TEF Transit Passes Today! 2017 RFA Release!

The Transit Empowerment Fund (TEF) Board is currently accepting 2017 applications through Tuesday, February 7th at 5:00pm from eligible 501(c)3 organizations, tax exempt veteran organizations, and governmental entities for: Purchase of deeply discounted Capital Metro Local Bus Passes, Commuter Passes, and MetroAccess Ten Ride Booklets (50% reduction from the reduced nonprofit rate =…

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Recap of One Voice Workshops on Reframing Human Services

The One Voice Communications Committee hosted two days of workshops led by the National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) to mobilize around exciting new research that shifts the narrative on human services. Ilsa Flanagan, Program Director, and Bridget Gavaghan, Consultant, of the National Reframing Initiative for NHSA trained participants to use reframing techniques to produce templates for key documents…

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One Voice in the News!

One Voice held a successful press conference last Wednesday afternoon in collaboration with Council Member Delia Garza, AISD, and Austin Interfaith to urge City Council to increase funding for social services in the City budget, based on the resolution they passed earlier this year to do so. Thanks to all…

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Recap from One Voice’s Workshop on Creating a New Narrative for Human Services

On April 27, 2016, One Voice members and staff attended a training with Ilsa Flanagan, Director the National Reframing Initiative from the National Human Services Assembly. Ilsa shared findings from new, groundbreaking research on reframing the language used to describe human services to increase public understanding and support, and helped agencies reframe their…

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One Voice Central Texas Strategic Plan for 2016-2018

At the One Voice Central Texas membership meeting on April 21st, One Voice members approved One Voice's 2016-2018 strategic plan. The plan was developed through a strategic planning process led by Delta & Associates that included member surveys, focus groups, interviews, a full-day member retreat, and committee work. To download the full strategic plan click…

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Tale of Two Austins in the News!

Time Warner Cable News released a story about our Tale of Two Austins campaign! The article and video "High Cost of Rent Impacts Austinites' Ability to Pay for Healthcare" features One Voice Treasurer/Public Policy Committee Co-Chair Jo Kathryn Quinn and member Steve Jackobs with Capital IDEA participant Danielle Henderson. The…

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One Voice Central Texas Orientation

OVCT will be hosting an orientation for organizations or leaders new to One Voice, members who would like to get more involved, and non-members who are considering membership. Please join us to learn more about our work together as a voice in the community. Attendees are invited to attend the membership meeting…

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One Voice Central Texas Happy Hour

OVCT will be hosting a happy hour to welcome Executive Directors new to their current role or organization. If you are new to your organization, we hope you will join us as we celebrate your appointment and leadership. Current members are also encouraged to join us for drinks and snacks! Date: April 7th Time: 5:00PM-7:00PM…

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Apply for Deeply Discounted Capital Metro Passes

The Transit Empowerment Fund (formerly the Basic Transportation Needs Fund) Board is now accepting applications for the purchase of deeply discounted Capital Metro transit passes, including regular and reduced-fare local bus passes, premium passes, commuter passes, and MetroAccess 10-ride booklets. Any 501(c)3 organization, 501(c)9 organization or governmental entity is eligible to apply. All…

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Presenting our 2015 Membership Profile!

Did you know that our 87 members have a combined operating budget of more than $612 million, serve over 1.4 million (duplicated) clients, and engage over 80,000 volunteers? We are excited to share our 2015 membership profile, which details the collective community impact, services and funding sources of our members as well…

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One Voice in the Media!

One Voice Executive Directors, their Board members, staff and volunteers filled the Media Room at City Hall this past Tuesday to stand in support for a $6.7M funding increase for Health and Human Services in the City budget. One Voice chair Tod Marvin opened the conference telling a tale of…

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KXAN covers One Voice’s advocacy for City HHS budget increase

We're in the news! One Voice members were interviewed on KXAN last night about the need for increased City funding for Health & Human Services. See the video and article here! Help us spread the word: Follow these steps to share the news story with your network! LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter SHARE our top Facebook post and RETWEET our…

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Read our op-ed in the Statesman!

Hot off the press! Read our op-ed published in the Statesman on why increasing City funding for social services is necessary to achieve affordability in Austin. Help us spread the word: follow these steps to share the op-ed with your network! LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Twitter…

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Travis County HHS/VS Bill Tracking Report

Travis County HHS/VS Research & Planning has created a bill analysis and budget report of HHS-related proposed legislation. The bill tracking and budget reports will be continually updated. Please contact Elizabeth Vela at Elizabeth.Vela@traviscountytx.gov or at 512.854.3745 if you have questions, additions or comments.

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CPPP Legislative Budget Snapshot

Get up-to-date with the progress of House Bill 1, the 2016-17 General Appropriations Act, with the Center for Public Policy Priorities’ (CPPP) Legislative Budget Snapshot. The snapshot provides a comparison of the House and Senate’s budget differences and similarities on items related to health and economic opportunity.

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One Voice Orientation

April 30, 2015 - April 30, 2015 3418 N. Lamar Blvd Map and Directions | View Event Details Description: Please join us at an orientation to learn about One Voice, our committees, and our 2015 workplan. This is an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about One…

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One Voice Happy Hour

April 9, 2015 - April 9, 2015 1411 E. 7th St. Map and Directions | View Event Details Description: Please join us at a happy hour to welcome Executive Directors who are new to their positions or agencies. Appetizers will be provided; cash bar. Free parking is available at 6th…

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Announcing Our 2015 Officers

We are pleased to announce our 2015 leadership team voted in at our November membership meeting! Chair - Tod Marvin, Easter Seals Central Texas Vice-Chair - Ann Howard, ECHO Treasurer - Loretta Holland, Waterloo Counseling Center Secretary - Amy Temperley, HAND To thank our 2014 Chair Meg Poag for her…

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