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February, 2010

OneStar eNews: February 2010
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Public Hearings for Renewing Our Communities Account

The Task Force for Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity, a direct result of the passage of House Bill 492 during the 81st Legislative Session, will be hosting public hearings in Austin, Dallas and Houston during the month of March. These hearings enable the Task Force to hear recommendations from the public on strengthening the capacity of the nonprofit sector and improving sector partnerships with state government agencies. Representatives from Texas nonprofit organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend. Testimony provided at the hearings will be used to develop recommendations to the Texas Legislature.
  • Public Hearing #1: Monday, March 15, 2010. Public Hearing Room, Brown Heatly Building, 4900 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin.
  • Public Hearing #2: Monday, March 29, 2010. Community Resource Center, United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston.
  • Public Hearing #3: Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak Street, Dallas.
For more information on the public hearing times, watch our Web site in the coming weeks.

Update on Impact Texas

The inaugural cohort of the Impact Texas Initiative recently finished their first training session. This session was a different kind of learning opportunity that is still bringing in rave reviews. Read all about this exciting training session, and the progress the ITI participants are making, in “The Power of Learning Together.”

Cities of Service Update: New Cities and Grant Opportunity

Arlington, El Paso and Houston are the latest Texas cities to join Cities of Service, a bipartisan response the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act that unites mayors from across the country as they develop plans for tackling local challenges through volunteerism and service. Texas now has a total of seven cities participating in Cities of Service: Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi and San Antonio have also pledged to participate in the initiative. Congratulations to Arlington, El Paso and Houston for choosing to be a part of this great initiative!

In addition to the benefits of creating engaged and dedicated volunteers, another reason for Texas cities to join Cities of Service is for the financial support their volunteerism plan could receive. The second round of Cities of Service Leadership Grants, totaling $2 million, will be divided up between 10 of the Cities of Service ($200,000 each). The selected cities will utilize these funds to hire a Chief Service Officer to help create and launch the city’s volunteer engagement plan. Applications for the Cities of Service Leadership Grants are due by April 9, 2010.

For more information about the Cities of Service Leadership Grant, or about Cities of Service in general, visit the Web site

AmeriCorps Grantees’ MLK Day Projects

Over at the OneStar Blog, we have a great post up that describes all of our AmeriCorps grantees’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day projects! Be sure to stop by and read the post, titled “OneStar Grantees Made MLK Day ‘A Day On, Not A Day Off.’” Don’t forget to visit our Facebook album for pictures of our grantees working hard on their service projects!
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