RGK Center in the News

Podcast Interview with Clare Zutz and Mark Hand

Bruggen Blog - 03/20/2016

Interviewed by Rik van Bruggen of graph database Neo4j, Clare Zutz and Mark Clayton Hand discuss some of their latest projects researching social innovation through network analysis. Read and listen.

Helping Austin Reach Zero Waste through Inspiring Entrepreneurship

Waste360 - 02/24/2016

"The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition brought together great minds and opportunities to get real about turning trash into treasure, in collaboration with our most valuable resource—our  local entrepreneurs." Read more.

Restoring a Neighborhood, a Street at a Time

KUT News - 02/05/2016

This in-depth story on the Restore Rundberg project focuses on Sam Rayburn Drive, one of three hot spots that has seen a considerable drop in crime since the project began in 2012.  Read and listen.

Innovative programs help lower crime in Restore Rundberg area

Community Impact Newspaper - 01/27/2016

This article features perspectives from several key players and community members with stakes in the Restore Rundberg project. Read more.

From Brewing to Chewing

The Austin Chronicle - 12/18/2015

Brewnola Bars, the McCombs School of Business trio that won the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition, seeks to diversify bar snack offerings while repurposing spent grain from area breweries. Read article.

Latest News

March 11, 2016

As social entrepreneurs and impact investors descend on Austin for South by Southwest’s SXGood programming, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are launching a map that allows visitors to easily find the city’s social innovators. A collaboration with social enterprise accelerator UnLtd USA, the map displays key organizations and players in the sector and the relationships that connect them.

March 8, 2016

Under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, Azerbaijani dignitaries Dadash Ahmadov, Deputy Chairman and Coordinator of Azerbaijan Children’s Union and Solmaz Aliyeva, Director of Azerbaijan’s Young Accountants Union, visited the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

December 10, 2015

Fellows are selected from among LBJ School applicants and receive two years of tuition assistance.

Events

Diversity and Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm

The Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color, the Harvey Milk Society, and the Nonprofit Portfolio Program invite you to attend a discussion on diversity and leadership in the nonprofit sector featuring panelists Priscilla A. Hale, Director of allgo, and Dr. Teresa Granillo, Executive Director of Con Mi Madre.