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OneStar eNews: December 2010

December, 2010

OneStar eNews: December 2010

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

As 2010 comes to an end, we wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2011 to achieve impact on the social challenges of our Texas communities.

Articles Highlight Economic Impact of Texas’ Nonprofit Sector

The Nonprofit Quarterly and The Austin American-Statesman highlighted a report issued in September by Johns Hopkins University and OneStar Foundation. The study found that the nonprofit sector is a leading source of employment for Texans, employing more than eight times as many workers as the state’s utilities industry and nearly five times as many workers as the state’s oil and gas extraction industry.
Request for Applications: Cities of Service 2011

OneStar Foundation released a new Request for Applications for Cities and Communities of Service who are working through the development of their Comprehensive Service Plan. We are offering the opportunity for up to 10 Cities or Communities of Service to utilize a consultant to assist with Steps 2-6 of their Comprehensive Service Plan. All applications are due to by 5:00 PM CST on January 19, 2010. Late applications will not be accepted.

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25th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. How will you and your organization spend this national day of service?

The Corporation for National and Community Service has created a website with resources and tools to help organizations plan, execute and share stories from their projects. Additionally, the website serves as a resource for individuals who are looking for a project to participate in.  

To learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and how you can get involved, visit:

Mark Your Calendar for 2011 Days of Service

Below are the 2011 days of service. To learn more about each of these days and how to get involved, click the name of the day of service.

January 2011 - National Mentoring Month
January 17, 2011 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 10-16, 2011 - National Volunteer Week
April 15-17, 2011 - National and Global Youth Service Day
May 7, 2011 - Join Hands Day
May 7-14, 2011 - AmeriCorps Week
September 11, 2011 - September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
October 23, 2011 - Make a Difference Day
Check our online Events Calendar for a list of other upcoming events that may be of interest to your organization.

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