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Impact Spotlight

Recognizing a True Changemaker

May 9, 2024|Categories: Blog, Impact Spotlight|

Chief Strategy  & Innovation Officer Nichole Lopez-Riley (above, second from left) concluded her five-year tenure with the Greater Austin Y on May 1, having helped guide our organization through one of the most tumultuous periods in its history.

Nichole joined the Y as Chief People Officer in April 2019, and less than a year in, faced the once-in-a-lifetime challenge of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, followed in rapid succession with the tasks of right-sizing our Y to weather the business interruption while ALSO completing our Extend-A-Care merger, adapting to ever-changing COVID safety regulations, historic inflation, labor market shortages, a CEO transition, leadership

Texas Bar Foundation Awards $5k Grant to YMCA Youth & Government

November 18, 2021|Categories: Impact Spotlight, Youth Development|

Hands-on civic engagement and leadership development program for teens will use grant funds to “reignite” the conference experience for more than 1,600 participants and 200 volunteers from across the Texas for State Conference events in Austin, Texas.

AUSTINNOVEMBER 15, 2022 – A $5,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will help purchase new technology tools that will enhance the conference experience for both participants and judicial volunteers. Youth and Government is a nationwide YMCA program, and active in more than 120 Texas cities. Serving middle and high school students, the program begins each fall and culminates with the annual conference which brings

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