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Bloom Lab Client Feature: Women’s Community Center of Central Texas

By Anna Wallin The Women’s Community Center of Central Texas strives to create an inclusive environment to empower women in their community. They foster belonging and support for women identifying people through conferences, events, and classes. Through suggestions at one of their biggest events, the Women’s Empowerment Conference (WE Con), they started…

By Anna Wallin The Women’s Community Center of Central Texas strives to create an inclusive environment to empower women in their community. They foster belonging and support for women identifying people through conferences, events, and classes. Through suggestions at one of their biggest events, the Women’s Empowerment Conference (WE Con), they started…

PeopleFund Client Feature: Multicultural Refugee Coalition

By John Macapagal Making it through a stringent and exhaustive refugee screening process is just one of the hurdles refugees have to face. They are confronted with many obstacles that keep them from having a smooth transition to a new country. Economic, cultural, and language barriers are just some of the impediments that…

By John Macapagal Making it through a stringent and exhaustive refugee screening process is just one of the hurdles refugees have to face. They are confronted with many obstacles that keep them from having a smooth transition to a new country. Economic, cultural, and language barriers are just some of the impediments that…

PeopleFund Client Feature: Karriem’s Catering

By John Macapagal PeopleFund Client Sultan Karriem’s mother used to say, “As soon as you can reach the stove you can start cooking”. He couldn’t be kept from sampling the meals being prepared by his mother and grandmother. His inquisitiveness and curiosity in the kitchen would eventually turn into a lifelong career….

By John Macapagal PeopleFund Client Sultan Karriem’s mother used to say, “As soon as you can reach the stove you can start cooking”. He couldn’t be kept from sampling the meals being prepared by his mother and grandmother. His inquisitiveness and curiosity in the kitchen would eventually turn into a lifelong career….

Bank of America Supports Austin Community For Giving Tuesday

Bank of America Invests $978,000 in Austin Organizations Supporting Workforce Development, Community Initiatives and Basic Needs Grants help individuals, families and businesses access food, emergency shelter, critical job training and education support and locate affordable housing AUSTIN, Texas – This #GivingTuesday, a global day of helping those in need, Bank of America…

Bank of America Invests $978,000 in Austin Organizations Supporting Workforce Development, Community Initiatives and Basic Needs Grants help individuals, families and businesses access food, emergency shelter, critical job training and education support and locate affordable housing AUSTIN, Texas – This #GivingTuesday, a global day of helping those in need, Bank of America…

Holiday Gift Guide

By Noelle Darilek Check out these holiday gift ideas featuring various PeopleFund clients from each of our markets! Austin Looking for that perfect holiday gift to give? Shower family and friends with sweets and treats from some of our favorite clients! Lonestar Delights: A tin of this delicious hand-popped kettle corn is the…

By Noelle Darilek Check out these holiday gift ideas featuring various PeopleFund clients from each of our markets! Austin Looking for that perfect holiday gift to give? Shower family and friends with sweets and treats from some of our favorite clients! Lonestar Delights: A tin of this delicious hand-popped kettle corn is the…

PeopleFund Client CocoAndré Shares Its Success Story

This week (Nov. 14-20) marks Global Entrepreneurship Week. Below are reflections from entrepreneur Cindy Pedraza, who cofounded CocoAndré Chocolatier with her mother Andrea and grew the business with help from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. Both had the opportunity to attend The United State of Women summit in June. Earlier this…

This week (Nov. 14-20) marks Global Entrepreneurship Week. Below are reflections from entrepreneur Cindy Pedraza, who cofounded CocoAndré Chocolatier with her mother Andrea and grew the business with help from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. Both had the opportunity to attend The United State of Women summit in June. Earlier this…

PeopleFund Client Feature: Taylor Insect Repellent Products

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client, Abe Taylor, first noticed a need for his product while sitting in his mother’s backyard on a hot summer day. While trying to enjoy a cold drink, Abe was surrounded by mosquitoes, gnats and files. Though he initially tried to search for a solution at a local…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client, Abe Taylor, first noticed a need for his product while sitting in his mother’s backyard on a hot summer day. While trying to enjoy a cold drink, Abe was surrounded by mosquitoes, gnats and files. Though he initially tried to search for a solution at a local…

PeopleFund Client CocoAndre Invited To White House Summit

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client CocoAndre has been invited to participate in the Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S. summit at the White House this October. CocoAndre is a mother-daughter chocolatier shop based in Dallas, TX. Mother Andrea Pedraza has been working to perfect her craft for the past 30 years…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client CocoAndre has been invited to participate in the Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S. summit at the White House this October. CocoAndre is a mother-daughter chocolatier shop based in Dallas, TX. Mother Andrea Pedraza has been working to perfect her craft for the past 30 years…

PeopleFund Client Feature: WhotNot LLC

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client, WhotNot , continues to achieve success with their WindowKitty product. The product is a half-shaped dome, open on both ends with flat bottom that cat lovers can easily place onto any windowsill below the blinds to have a place for their cats to relax or play and…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund client, WhotNot , continues to achieve success with their WindowKitty product. The product is a half-shaped dome, open on both ends with flat bottom that cat lovers can easily place onto any windowsill below the blinds to have a place for their cats to relax or play and…

Client Feature – Bneevige Renovations

Feature by Madeline Struve, Communications and Operations Intern Jose Reyes has always enjoyed carpentry and construction. As a technician in the Navy, he expanded and mastered his trade,  and after his service Jose put his skills to work doing small house projects for friends and family to make ends meet and go…

Feature by Madeline Struve, Communications and Operations Intern Jose Reyes has always enjoyed carpentry and construction. As a technician in the Navy, he expanded and mastered his trade,  and after his service Jose put his skills to work doing small house projects for friends and family to make ends meet and go…

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