August 2017 News Bulletin

A Word about Hurricane Harvey 

T he Texas Campaign team sends our most sincere thoughts and prayers to the thousands of individuals and organizations impacted by Hurricane Harvey. T o those affected, we hope for a safe return home and a full recovery from this tragedy. We are currently reaching out to partners that may have been impacted to assess needs and supports we may be able to provide. 

The Texas Tribune has compiled a comprehensive list for those who would like to help, and for those who need help.
Knowledge is Power -- Two Webinars in September; Register Today!

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, Sept. 7, 10 am - 11:30 pm CST to hear from speakers who will share their experience working on policy that addresses unplanned pregnancy at public colleges. Attendees will gain an understanding of: how to frame this issue in the policy context; lessons from the legislative process and program implementation; and resources available through The National Campaign to assist other states and communities interested in pursuing similar policy ideas and improving college sexual health.

Healthy Teen Network is hosting a 4-part webinar series to help navigate the waters of bi-partisan public policy.  Webinars will be hosted every Thursday in September at 12 pm (CST). The new threats to public health investments that our nation's youth are facing, combined with a rapidly changing political landscape and an updated roster of power-players, means Texas youth and their families need more representation and action on the front lines than ever.  Webinar attendees will learn how to advocate in support of adolescent sexual and reproductive health with policymakers from both sides of the aisle.

Click here to learn more and to register!

Rep. Sarah Davis to be Honored at 2nd Annual Leadership Luncheon 

The Texas Campaign is proud to announce Rep. Sarah Davis as the recipient of our annual Leadership Award. More than 200 business and community leaders will be on hand on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 11:30 am to 1 pm to recognize her achievements at our annual Leadership Luncheon at the Four Seasons Austin. 
Rep. Davis is a true champion for Texas youth. She advocates for policies that empower teen mothers to make personal reproductive choices for themselves and fights against the devastatingly high maternal mortality rate, all while upholding the values of Texas families. Unafraid to cross party lines in order to pass common-sense reforms, Rep. Davis is known as a bold leader among her constituents in Houston, and to thousands of others who call Texas home.  We hope you will join us on Nov. 10 as we applaud her efforts!

Texas Campaign Welcomes New Team Member

In August, The Texas Campaign added James Grandberry to the team as Communications and Media Fellow. In this role, he will assist with all forms of contact with the public and make sure the mission moves forward smoothly. A San Antonio native, James has spent the last four years in the Capitol city, graduating from UT Austin with a Bachelor's in Journalism. When he's not at work, you can find him playing basketball, catching up with undergrads on the UT campus, or cheering on the Spurs from behind a plate of wings.

Ntarupt is Hiring a Director of Programs

The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens is hiring a Director of Programs to provide leadership and oversight to successfully meet the goals and objectives of Project Ntarupt. The successful candidate will also coordinate all education giving by Ntarupt, in addition to providing oversight of internal procedures and protools. This position will remain funded after the federal grant terminates. 

New Federal Funding Opportunities Available

The financial support you've been looking for may be just a click away. The Episcopal Health Foundation's Research team has highlighted federal funding opportunities available to community clinics and nonprofits throughout their 57 county service area. The list provides an idea of what is currently being funded by several different federal government agencies focused on community health. Find contacts, dates, and organizational information for all the opportunities from the link below, as well as links to specific grant information.

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