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Foundation Communities Residents Deliver Food, Hope During Pandemic

June 20, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

The Foundation Communities Supported Employment Program allows FC residents to receive work experience and pay as they provide vital services for neighbors in their communities. This video takes us on the job with some supported employees as they sort and pack food items for delivery to other FC residents.  This food delivery program became more […]

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Sierra Ridge Resident Soars into Higher Learning

June 15, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

As we mark the return of in-person instruction at all Foundation Communities learning centers this week, we highlight a true FC education success story. Andrea Arias- Zarate was a regular participant in the After-School program at the Sierra Ridge Learning Center. On June 3rd, Andrea graduated from David Crockett High School, decorated with an array […]

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Miguel Stoupignan – Austin Gives Generous Business Awards Honoree

May 26, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Foundation Communities has many awesome volunteers, but sometimes a volunteer goes so far above and beyond that they deserve special recognition. One such volunteer is Miguel Stoupignan. Miguel has been with us for eight years helping clients complete their taxes and learn how to manage their household finances better… in English and Spanish! And, his […]

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Internship Helps St. Edward’s Student Nourish her Love for Helping Others – Vivian Phillips

May 14, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

I knew I wanted to gain more experience in the nonprofit sector and my internship at Foundation Communities helped me do just that. I was the volunteer engagement intern and I helped with the Holiday Assistance Program and Tax Help. My favorite project was the Holiday Assistance program since I got to help organize the […]

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St. Edward’s Student Discovers a Diversity of Experiences through FC Internship – Taylor McGee

May 13, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Throughout my internship with Foundation Communities on the Corporate & Volunteer Engagement Team (CVET), I had the opportunity to work on various components of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), specifically, navigating DEI in a professional environment. Throughout these conversations I was able to assess my own relationship with DEI, as well as gain insight into […]

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Communications Intern Rewrites the Story of Her Future – Nina Martinez

May 12, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

It’s been a hectic year, to say the least, switching from in-person classes to remote learning, and then all of a sudden, I found myself interviewing on Zoom for my first internship. Internships are meant to teach us, to learn from, and throughout this experience I’ve learned some hard lessons that helped shape my values […]

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A Firsthand Account of a Valuable Internship – Marc Esquivel

May 11, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

My time at Foundation Communities has been life changing for me, at the very least. I was an accounting intern and learned all sorts of information that will help me in my career. I was in charge of the general ledgers of several of the FC properties, and I took on a project with the […]

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Internship Reflections – St. Edward’s University Students Write about their Experiences with Foundation Communities

May 7, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Foundation Communities has enjoyed the opportunity to work with interns from St. Edward’s University for many years. In the 2020-2021 academic year, we were excited to pilot a partnership in which we hosted a cohort of paid interns across several departments, including Accounting, Communications, Institutional Giving, and Corporate & Volunteer Engagement. As a result of […]

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Free Minds Alumna Delivers NeighborGood Kindness During the Winter Storm

April 21, 2021 | Posted in Volunteer, Uncategorized |

Foundation Communities would like to highlight Shilda Fresch Calvin because of her incredible community service during Winter Storm Uri. Shilda is an alumna of Free Minds, Class of 2018. She is currently a student at Austin Community College majoring in Education and participating in the College Hub’s Succeed program. At a time when Central Texas […]

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It’s Saving Season!

January 27, 2021 | Posted in Financial Stability, Uncategorized |

By Dinorah Lopez, Financial Wellness Program Coordinator W-2’s, 1099’s, 1095’s arriving to your mail/email? It’s time for tax season! Be sure to check out the Prosper Center Tax Help (ProsperTaxHelp.org) on how they can assist you in transmitting your tax return. There are many components to tax time but this is the perfect time to […]

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