OneStar eNews: May 2010
OneStar Launches AmeriCorps*Texas Recruitment Campaign
As part of our AmeriCorps Week celebrations, OneStar Foundation just launched a new AmeriCorps*Texas recruitment campaign aimed at connecting people interested in AmeriCorps with Texas programs looking for members. The campaign, which features real stories from five Texans, is the first AmeriCorps campaign from OneStar Foundation.
The campaign shows how AmeriCorps changed the lives of five members who have served in Texas—including Texas State Representative Elliott Naishtat—through a 30-second public service announcement. The campaign also features blog posts from four of the participants, where they discuss their service and how much it has shaped their lives.
For more information about the recruitment campaign, visit our AmeriCorps*Texas Web page.
Registration Still Available for bigBANG!
It’s not too late to register for bigBANG!, the culmination of the Texas Social Innovation (TSI) Initiative taking place on Thursday, June 10, 2010. Hosted by Dallas Social Venture Partners and sponsored by the Dallas Foundation and OneStar Foundation, bigBANG! will be an incredible chance for the TSI Initiative’s Innovators to take their programs to the next level.
For updates on bigBANG! as the event gets closer, watch OneStar’s Web site or visit the bigBANG! Web site.
More Task Force Hearings Coming in June
The next Task Force for Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity public hearing will be held as follows:
Harlingen Public Hearing
Tuesday, June 8, 20101 – 3 p.m.
Harlingen Cultural Arts Center, Liberty Hall
502 East Tyler Ave.
A capacity-building workshop will be available before the hearing. See the story below for more information.
El Paso Public Hearing
Monday, June 21, 201010 a.m. – noon
El Paso Community College, Administrative Services Center, Building A, Board Room
9050 Viscount Blvd.
More information on the purpose of the hearings and the topics of interest can be found here.
For information on submitting written testimony, the submission deadlines and other public hearing questions, contact Anna McElearney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 287-2026.
Capacity-Building Workshop in Harlingen
People interested in attending the Task Force meeting in Harlingen are encouraged to attend a pre-hearing capacity-building workshop. The workshop will be held in the Harlingen Cultural Arts Center from 9 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
Sponsored by the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) Southwest Border Nonprofit Resource Center, this workshop will help participants self-assess their organizations' needs in five core capacities: organizational development, program development, collaboration and community engagement, leadership development and evaluation of effectiveness. Participants will leave the workshop with custom capacity-building needs statements. The workshop will be facilitated by Lucila Lagace, Director of the Stronger Together Initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This workshop is free. Registration is not required, but pre-registration will help with preparations. For more information or to pre-register online, go to http://ce.utpa.edu/sbnrc, e-mail email@example.com or call Carlos Fraire at (956) 292-7566.
The OneStar Blog: April Recap
Have you been reading our blog lately? If not, you’ve missed some great posts on national service and National Volunteer Week! Use the links below to read our posts from the month of April:
Don’t Forget to Register for the National Conference on Volunteerism and Service
Early bird registration is now over for the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, but it’s not too late to register for this important event. Leaders in volunteerism and service from the nonprofit, for-profit and government arenas will be convening for this conference. Will you be among them?
Regular registration rates are available until June 22. Registration is available here.
Check our online Events Calendar for a list of upcoming events that may be of interest to your organization.