Hopewell Rosenwald Anniversary

Of the original 4,978 Rosenwald Schools built by Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald across the country, 464 were in Texas and several were in Bastrop County including the Hopewell School which opened in 1922. This school and the story of the family Hopewell Rosenwald School -Cedar Creek, Texas that both founded and preserved it …

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Family Connects Program

The Early Childhood Coalition works to ensure all young children are safe, healthy, and ready for school. We are a group of providers, policymakers, government leaders, experts, parents, and philanthropists supported by Bastrop County Cares, which provides backbone support. Our common vision is that ALL families in Bastrop County are connected to their community and …

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Holy Currencies

Episcopal Health Foundation provided funding for local faith organizations to receive the Holy Currencies training from Kaleidoscope Institute.  Holy Currencies is a holistic model for stewardship and congregational vitality, moving beyond “time, talent, and treasure” to create missional and sustainable ministries. This model with its processes enables church leaders to understand, develop, and utilize five …

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Royal Visit

On April 19, youth of Bastrop County along with adult supports, came together to co-create and co-host our first-ever youth summit. This was a day filled with activities and engaging conversation geared towards mental health and civic engagement for youth across our county. This work was made possible by many community members and organizations, with …

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A Taste of History

By Linda Quiroz, Network Weaver of Central Texas This series of my Network Weaving projects are a few of several projects funded through resident-led participatory grantmaking made possible by St. David’s Foundation through their investment in rural health and Network Weaving. Each Network Weaver is given an opportunity to utilize shared gifting funds to work …

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Bastrop County Accountable Communities for Health Community Dashboard

Dear Community Partners, Over the past six months, Bastrop County Cares (BCC) and Bastrop Accountable Communities Health Initiative (BCACH) have been collaborating with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service’s CONNECT program, an initiative run out of the University of Texas at Austin. The purpose for us teaming up is to develop a community …

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Resources in Response to the Robb Elementary School Shooting

In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include: Talking to Children about the Shooting Helping Youth After …

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