RGK Center in the News

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.

City Takes Look at Diversity of Arts Groups

The Wall Street Journal - 12/13/2015

Dr. Francie Ostrower was consulted for her take on an upcoming New York City Department of Cultural Affairs report on diversity among the staffs, boards and audiences at cultural organizations that accept city funding. Read more.

Austin entrepreneurs compete to re-purpose products into business ideas

KXAN News - 12/09/2015

Finalists for the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition shared their reuse business ideas in a telecast interview. The RGK Center hosted the final competition at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

[Re]verse -- A Backwards Pitch Competition to Reuse Other Companies' Byproducts

AustinInno - 12/04/2015

This local tech industry news outlet piece focuses on the novelty of the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition and lists some of the competitors' reuse enterprise solutions.

Study shows slight decrease of crime in Rundberg area

Austin American Statesman - 12/03/2015

Nearly three years after police landed a $1 million federal grant to target crime in the Rundberg area, a recent University of Texas study shows a slight decrease of property and violent crime. Read AAS coverage.

Latest News

December 10, 2015

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

December 3, 2015

Across the three hotspots targeted as part of the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program, violent crime is down 15% and property crime has been reduced by 11%.

November 30, 2015

Eight finalists have been selected by the [Re]verse Pitch Competition judges to move forward and pitch their business ideas on December 9.


SI Ideation Workshop with Kerry O’Connor, Chief Innovation Officer at CoA

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Join the RGK Center for a unique workshop to identify what social innovation means to you and how to get the most from your experience here at LBJ!

Global Civil Society Speaker Series featuring Andy Hoffman, Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, Univ. of Michigan

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Join Dr. Josh Busby and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service for lunch and conversation with Dr. Andrew Hoffman. Andy is an expert in sustainability strategies, its history and current practice.