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CONNECT Cohort Announcement

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.
Photo by Megan Bucknall of Lady Bird Lake in Austin Texas

Latest Data Brief Explores Austin's Social Capital

June 20, 2022
Austin Area Sustainability Indicators Project has released a brief outlining their research on social capital in Austin.
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Dr. Becky Lentz Announced as Fellow with The OpEd Project

June 17, 2022
Dr. Becky Lentz has been selected to participate in the Public Voices Fellowship.
Grace Chiu sharing her poster with Dean DeShazo at the CONNECT Community Showcase

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.
Jean volunteering at an event with TFN

Spring 2022 Graduate Spotlight: Jean Sano Santana, MPAff

May 20, 2022
Jean Sano Santana graduates this spring from the LBJ School with a portfolio in Nonprofit Studies.
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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.
Alyssa Studer

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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Faculty Fellow Dr. Becky Lentz Selected as City Fellow

April 13, 2022
Dr. Becky Lentz has been selected as one of several City Fellows (three university-based and several community-based) for the 2021-2022 academic year affiliated with UT Austin’s Equitable and Regenerative Cities Flagship Project.
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Event Recap: Philanthropy in Communities of Color

April 7, 2022
On Wednesday, March 30th, the RGK Center collaborated with the Policy Alliance for Communities of Color (PACC), a student group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, to host an event exploring philanthropy in communities of color.