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Staying Curious: Spotlight on Noelita Lugo

Aug. 1, 2022
MSSW alum Noelita Lugo shares consulting advice and how to make positive change from within organizations.
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CONNECT Summer Cohort Announced

June 21, 2022
The summer CONNECT cohort has been announced, made up of 22 graduate student and organization matches. Students will develop consulting skills while helping organizations solve a data challenge throughout the summer.
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Mapping Campus Mental Health Resources in Texas

May 27, 2022
McCombs student Grace Chiu shares her experience working with Young Invincibles through the CONNECT program.
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Considering Community: Spotlight on Emily Bhandari

May 13, 2022
Emily Bhandari, MPAff/MSSW alum, shares her experience in the Nonprofit Studies portfolio program and more about her work with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
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Event Recap: CONNECT Community Showcase

May 3, 2022
On Thursday April 21st, graduate students, community members, UT faculty and staff, and other supporters attended the CONNECT Community Showcase event at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. For the first time since its beginning in 2019, participants in the CONNECT program gathered to learn about the impact current and former CONNECT fellow work has made on organizations that have a data challenge.
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CONNECT Program Manager Alyssa Studer Recognized with Outstanding Staff Award

April 25, 2022
Alyssa Studer, Program Manager for the CONNECT program, received the Outstanding Staff Award from the President's Office. The award recognizes non-teaching UT Austin employees who have made outstanding contributions to the continuing success of the university. Alyssa received the award due to her outstanding service to the CONNECT program, which Alyssa has managed since its beginning in Spring 2019. 
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Spring 2022 CONNECT Cohort Announced

Jan. 24, 2022
The CONNECT program has announced the 18 organizations and 21 student fellows participating in the spring 2022 cohort.
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Back in the Classroom: LBJ Alum Walter Moreau Shares Lessons Learned for Nonprofit Leadership Success

Dec. 6, 2021
Moreau had the chance to teach this course to a group of graduate students through the LBJ School. An LBJ alumnus himself, he remembers wanting to soak up practical information as a graduate student that would help prepare him for a career in the nonprofit sector.
CONNECT Students Help Develop Dove Springs Preparedness Handbook

CONNECT Students Help Develop Dove Springs Preparedness Handbook

Sept. 24, 2021
The rainwaters in Dove Springs were rising, the clock ticking as flood water rose on residents' property– one, two, three inches. 
LBJ School Partners with Hobby School of Public Affairs to Expand Data Evaluation Program to Houston-area Nonprofits

LBJ School Partners with Hobby School of Public Affairs to Expand Data Evaluation Program to Houston-area Nonprofits

Sept. 3, 2021
The program, called CONNECT, is a collaboration between the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. CONNECT began at the LBJ School in 2018.