The Austin Project’s Family Resource Center at Mendez Middle School launches the Dove Springs neighborhood outdoor Esquina de Salud–also known as the Wellness Corner on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at the corner of Nuckols Crossing and Palo Blanco Lane in Austin.
The outdoor event, located on a patch of land between Widen Elementary and Mendez Middle Schools, provides easy access for parents and residents to explore great resources for the whole family. Partners represented include: Skillpoint Alliance (providing their Esquina de Tecnología), City of Austin Health & Human Services Department, Sendero Health Plans, and Ventanilla de Salud, along with the Family Resource Center.
The Dove Springs Esquina de Salud offers community members free diabetes and cholesterol checks, blood pressure exams, health information, and demonstrations on how to use the internet to access information about employment, transportation, benefits eligibility, basic computer literacy, etc. The Esquina offers a new way to connect resources and services to families through a convenient outdoor venue.
The Esquina’s Spring 2014 Schedule:
March 5*, April 9*, May 7* 2:00-4:00 p.m.
March 19*, April 23, May 21 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
*Dates Skillpoint’s Esquina de Tecnologia will participate.
For more information about the Esquina please contact Lina Palomares at the Consuelo Mendez Family Resource Center: 512-841-7182; email@example.com
TAP Remembers Long Time Donor J. Chrys Dougherty III
TAP remembers longtime Texan and substantial benefactor of the community, J. Chrys Dougherty III. Chrys’s name has been long synonymous with donating to multiple causes in the community like The Austin Project. Chrys served on the Board of Directors at The Austin Project and was instrumental in helping to strengthen families and in improving education in east Austin. A memorial service will be held at University Presbyterian church at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 1.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Chrys’s honor can be made to The Austin Project, 5221 Ledesma Road, Austin, TX 78721 – Click here for more information.