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Living Without Boundaries: Fundraising for Children’s Disabilities

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Shalom 2Perseverance is the most accurate word to describe the mission and success story of Shalom Hernandez. Since birth, she has suffered from a physical disability called Arthrogryposis which has interfered with the proper function of her lower body and legs. After experiencing her first year of independence in college, she is now using her story to help children with physical disabilities at Borderless Giving Fund in Juarez, Mexico. Read More

Relationship Building at Discover Ernst and Young Conference

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Paulina LermaOne key to success in college is joining the right organizations. Being a part of a community on campus can help to fulfill both your professional and philanthropic needs while providing opportunities for networking. One community I’ve become involved in is ALPFA, Association of Latino Professionals for America, and organization that seeks to empower and develop Latinos into leaders for all sectors in the U.S. or global market. Read More

Felix Rodriguez, University of Texas at Austin

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Felix RodriguezSubiendo Connection: 2014 Subiendo Team Leader

High School & Hometown: Valle Verde Early College High School, El Paso TX

University: University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2015

Major: Corporate Communications  Read More

Keandra Carroll, Texas Southern University

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Keandra CarrollSubiendo Connection: 2013 Subiendo Participant

High School & Hometown: Texas Liberty-Eylau High School, Texarkana TX

University: Texas Southern University, Fall 2018

Major: Pre-Pharmacy Read More

Word to the Wise: Advice on Competitive Scholarship Essay Writing

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Scholarship CollageAs you read in our last post, there are multiple avenues to take when financing your education. If you have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), grants and government student loans are offered depending on your financial aid status according to the FAFSA. Scholarships provide a proactive approach students can take to finding funding for school. Funding your education through scholarships is both the most rewarding and the most difficult avenue to take. Read More

Google Fiber: Digital Inclusion Through Partnerships

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ParisalineHaving in-home access to the Internet can open doors that many of us take for granted. For many low-income Austinites, access to the Internet can mean the difference between getting ahead or falling behind. It can mean more parents and students researching colleges and financial aid options online, more adults completing online workforce training at home, and more seniors connecting with family and friends in other places. But with large numbers of Austinites still lacking in-home access to the Internet, we have a long way to go before everyone is connected. Read More

George Garcia, University of Texas at Austin

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GeorgeGarciaSubiendo Connection: 2011 Subiendo Participant

High School & Hometown: Lopez High School, Brownsville TX

University: University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2017

Major(s): Mechanical Engineering Read More