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Education and Inspiration

Move that bus: The Nobelity Project launches bookmobile initiative in Honduras

By Arden Ward

Austin-based nonprofit The Nobelity Project may be locally rooted, but its reach extends far beyond state and national borders. Founded in 2006 by Turk Pipkin, The Nobelity Project uses a multi-pro ...

SXSW Red Carpets

Willie Nelson, Harry Connick Jr. and more hit the red carpet for the SXSW premiere of When Angels Sing

By Karen Brooks Harper

The premiere of When Angels Sing brought some true Texas legends and a host of local artists the Paramount Theater on Sunday, March 10, 2013. ...

1000 Books for Hope

Give kids the gift of reading: Donate a book to Eat Local / Act Global

By Kevin Benz

There are places in the world where books are a rare luxury, schools where reading can't be practiced because, well, there's nothing to read. Kenya is one of those places, and Sunday y ...

Eat Local / Act Global — 1000 Books of Hope Celebration and Concert

CTC Gardens

The Nobelity Project and CTC International celebrate their Kenyan library book drive with Eat Local / Act Global - a local food and drink celebration with music by Ruby Jane, Sara Hickman and Austi

Lights.Camera.Help. Film Festival 2012

Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Lights.Camera.Help is a three-day event that celebrates the very best PSAs, shorts and feature lengths films that focus on the good happening in our world. Cash prizes are awarded to the causes

And Then Life Happens

Auma Obama on her famous brother Barack, and not helping Africa

By Kevin Benz

Having "Obama" as a last name comes with its advantages — and one of them is the opportunity to tell the world about the things you passionately want to change. Auma Obama, ...

Auma Obama "And Then Life Happens" Reception and Book Signing

President Barack Obama's sister Auma Obama, of Kenya, comes to Austin in support of her book and her work empowering Kenyan youth. She wrote "And Then Life Happens" as a memoir o


One Day Without Shoes: TOMS founder Blake Myocoskie on understanding your impact in a world of plenty

By Shelley Seale

Could you get through an entire day without wearing shoes? I don't mean while on vacation at the beach, but in your regular everyday life. That is what Blake Mycoskie and the rest of the te ...

Austin Film Society

The stars come out for the Austin Film Society Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

By Jon Shapley

The stars came out to honor and celebrate Texas film, actors and music. ...

Writing for good

CM Exclusive excerpt: Turk Pipkin puts Building Hope on the page and on DVD

By Kevin Benz

“When you learn what the world is like, good and bad — and there’s a lot of good things that go on in these communities, too — you can’t unlearn it.” Turk Pi ...

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