• Amplify Austin kick-off at City Hall
    Photo by Kevin Benz

  • Cover of GivingCity Austin 2011 Philanthropists Issue.
  • 2011 GivingCity new philanthropists in Austin.

  • 4th Annual International Women's Day Award winners (Left to Right):Animal Welfare: Abigail Smith, Chief Animal Services Officer, City of AustinHumanitarian: Diana Claitor, Cofounder and Director of Texas Jail ProjectEnvironment: Brandi Clark Burton, Founder of Austin EcoNetwork
  • International Women's Day handmade box and bracelet.
  • Ten Thousand Villages store on South Congress.

  • Romana and Alex enjoying their day in South Padre Island
  • Alex and his family learned about many sea animals
  • Alex's wife Ramona helps him gear up for a family boat trip
  • Alex Vargas and his family at South Padre Island

  • Sarah Weddington in the Texas Legislature, 1973
  • The Lilith Fund Board. Sarah Weddington, front and centerShailey Gupta-Brietzke – to Weddington’s rightHeather Busby – to Shailey’s right
    Photo by Cisco Gamez
  • Shailey Gupta-Brietzke at the 2011 Lilith Fund Bowl-a-thon.
  • Heather Busby and Shailey Gupta-Brietzke at the 2011 Lilith Fund Bowl-a-thon.

  • Students in Kenya who attend school in a CTC classroom.
  • Zane Wilemon
  • CTC Garden
    Photo by Chandler Wieberg
  • CTC Garden
    Photo by Chandler Wieberg
  • CTC Garden
    Photo by Chandler Wieberg

  • Red Lip Photography
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Music makes you smarter

Grounded in Music: These kids can rock

  • The Beyond Batten Foundation has enlisted the talents of country music superstarKeith Urban to help raise money for and awareness of the cause they hold so dearto their hearts. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Urban is headlining theorganization’s annual fundraiser on February 10th at ACL Live at The MoodyTheater. “Date Night with Keith Urban"
  • The Benson family.
    Photo by Tracy Trahar

  • Reese's Treehouse.
  • The zip line is fun.
  • Waiting their turn for the zip line.
  • Blue hand.
  • Swimming in the lake.
  • Zip Line Kids
  • Fun with bubbles.

  • School students in Tercha, Ethiopia.
  • Marie of Ethiopia sits in his Glimmer classroom.
    Photo by Esther Havens

  • MOTHER FALCON played at Fusebox Festival 2011 with 100 string players.
  • JEROME BEL, Fusebox Festival 2011
  • Fusebox at the Paramount

  • Truth Be Told
  • Co-Founders Carol Waid and Nathalie Sorrell with Truth Be Told graduates.

  • A child in India gets ready to enjoy the playground for the first time.
  • Kelly Stevens and her team of volunteers in India, October 2011.
  • Whole Planet Foundation 2012 calendar.
  • A Whole Planet Foundation recipient in Honduras.

  • Sara (4) shares times with Santa Claus at the North Pole
  • Sara, now 7, catches up with an old friend.
  • Ty (now 9) has 50 doctors treating multiple conditions. His one heartfelt wishwas to meet a Volcanologist. He traveled with his family to Hawaii to explorevolcanoes and swim with manta rays.
  • Bryan, 17, went on an Alaskan Cruise with his family.

there is a Santa Claus!

Make-A-Wish come true this holiday season

  • Cipher on stage.
  • Cipher on Stage
    Photo by Anita White
  • Cipher after a show on 6th street.
  • Darrion 'Chitown' Borders

  • AIRC goes to Washington.
  • Austin Immigrant Rights Coaltion.
  • No to SB9

  • Making friends at the Wounded Warrior event in Fort Hood.
  • Enjoying some love at the Bastrop Nursing Home.
  • Bringing smiles to those at the Bastrop Nursing Home.
  • 2 minis arrive at the Bastrop Nursing Home.
  • Bravo's action shot.

  • Tino (l) and Lance
  • Bob (l) Jan and their son Ian Phillips.
  • Hospice Austin
  • Hospice Austin
  • Jan, Bob, and their kids Tino (l) and Lance.

  • Photo by Viana Vallejo
  • Lobby Day 2011 in front of The Capitol.
    Photo by Stacey Halper

  • Forklift Dance Company's Trash Project.
    Photo by Jessica Pages
  • Trash Project
    Photo by Jessica Pages
  • Trash Project
    Photo by Jessica Pages
  • SKATE! A night at the rink.
  • The Gondola Project.

  • Clothing rack at October sale.
  • Shoes at October sale

  • Laura Donnelly (middle) one of the founders of Latinitas works with students ata Latinitas project.
  • Two girls creating content for a project with Latinitas.

  • Their core youth program, which recruits from Austin area high schools, employstwenty-four high school aged interns each spring and summer to work on the 3.5acre farm in east Austin.
  • They spend their mornings working and their afternoons taking professionaldevelopment workshops based on Urban Roots' four pillars: Food Justice,Sustainable Agriculture, Life and Job Skills, and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Young people emerge from the program with knowledge about composting, insects,farming, nutrition, food access, cooking and more, and they've gained the publicspeaking skills needed to educate other young people and adults about whatthey've learned.

  • A super cool example of something Project LOOP and its kids and partners havedone that you might have seen so far: that totally tubular, seven foot-highskate ramp built by kids (assisted by University of Texas architecture studentsand under the guidance of Cary Jackson of California Ramp Works and owner ofBrown Skateboards Chris Carrasquillo) as seen at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest.
  • Another epic shot of the Project LOOP ramp at Fun Fun Fun Fest.
  • Executive Director Brent Humphreys works with Taylor Wade on the transitionpieces for the Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 half pipe.
  • LOOP student Abner Rincon learns scrren printing from Jaime Cervantes as theywork on the 62nd Annual Rodeo Poster.
  • 13 year old LOOP member Carson Wade receives a surprise award from Bobby Parkerof SUNDAY bikes for his unrivaled hard work abd dedication.
  • Project LOOP on a field trip to SUNDAY bikes in Austin, Texas.
  • Project LOOP field trip with Dean of Architecture at The University of Texas,Kevin Alter.
  • Project LOOP field trip to SST Records in Taylor, Texas.
  • Logan Beyhl of SUNDAY Bikes working with Carson & Taylor Wade
  • Carson Wade, Taylor Wade, Zeke Leslie and THS Art Teacher Nathan Gray learningfrom Logan Beyhl of SUNDAY Bikes.
  • LOOP students work in a branding exercise with REM Creative Cirector ChrisBilheimer presented by Progress Coffee.
  • Partnering with folks and organizations who are passionate about what they doand sharing it with others, Project LOOP will get kids active in the creativeworld and offer them the chance to gain experience, knowledge and confidence.Seen here is a recent project partnered with Progress Coffee.
  • Project LOOP's founder, Brent Humphreys, is an internationally-recognized,extraordinarily-talented photographer who's worked with such clients as ESPN,ESQUIRE, Field & Stream, The New York Times, WIRED and more.
  • Tom Brown Art + Design out of Vancouver, CA, is responsible for Project LOOP'sbranding. He's even done a few cyber classrooms with kids.

  • Puppies waiting for a good home.
  • Kitten ready to be adopted.
  • Eddie smiling for the camera, adopted by the author through Austin Pets Alive.
    Photo by Claudia Alarcon
  • Crumb adopted through Austin Pets Alive by CultureMap contributor Karen Brooks.
    Photo by Charlie L Harper III
  • Teddy was found on Ben White with two broken front legs, Austin Pets Alivedonors, funded his surgery and found him a foster home to see Teddy fullyrecovered.

yoga to the people

Community Yoga spreads the yogi love

  • WeViva nutrition class at HEB
  • WeViva Yoga class

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