GAACC Weekly Newsletter  |  December 6, 2022
Welcome to this special mid-week edition of the GAACC Weekly Newsletter. Our Ovation X gala last Saturday kept us busy through the weekend, but we wanted to begin sharing all the great recap photos and videos from the event. Be sure to check out this coming Saturday's newsletter for more!
We had such a wonderful time Saturday evening at GAACC's "Ovation X" gala with so many members of our extended community. Check out the sections below to see just a few of the beautiful photos, videos, and other surprises that came out of this incredible event.

We'll be releasing more great photos and videos on our social media accounts over the coming days, so be sure to give us a follow and you won't miss a thing:
One thing we always find to be true at our events: our community looks great!

Combine that extended community with a beautiful venue, a dazzling show, engaging and fun activities, fantastic food, and authentic connections and you end up with some truly excellent photos. Check out the first set of Ovation X photos in our Facebook gallery HERE (with more to come). Tag yourself and your friends!
DID SOMEONE SAY 360-DEGREE PHOTO BOOTH? That's right. It's a three-hundred-sixty-degree view of nothing but fun. In a photo booth. How very futuristic!

These great little spin-clips show EVERYONE'S best side!

Check out the full gallery (and download your clips) HERE
What will Austin be like in 2032? Will it be more international? Will we achieve greater economic equity? Will Central Texas be more Asian?

These are just a few of the questions we explore in "The Future is Up to Us," a video played during Ovation X. Thank you to Media Partner CBS Austin for working with us to create this beautiful clip. Watch the video HERE
Our deepest appreciation goes to everyone on the GAACC Ovation Committee and to the numerous sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event such a success.
Thank you!
Learn How To Establish a Business District in Your Area

Does your neighborhood have a vibrant business district? Get support for establishing one.

Souly Austin is a place-based program within the City’s Economic Development Department focused on retaining strong, vibrant, culturally rich and diverse neighborhood business districts throughout Austin. Under the initiative, business owners receive a flexible set of tools to assist in the formation of merchant associations and organized commercial districts.

Learn more HERE.

Low-cost and No-cost Mental Health Services Available Through YWCA

The YWCA Counseling and Referral Center serves the Central Texas community by offering trauma-informed, multi-lingual, multicultural services for individuals, couples, families, youth and groups. Depending on your residence and income qualifications, you may be eligible for services at no cost. Those who do not qualify can receive services on a sliding scale. Learn more HERE

Apply for Texas Folklife's Apprenticeship Program - Up to $3,000 in Awards

Texas Folklife is now accepting applications for the 2023 Apprenticeship Program! The Apprenticeship Program provides awards of up to $3,000 for artist mentors to offer intensive training in art, cultural, or heritage practices to apprentices for six to eight months. The deadline for applications has been extended to December 16. Learn more and apply HERE.

THURSDAY – The Art of Juggling to Success
Join us for our in-person meeting at Simar Seafood Cocina as we learn about the importance of time management and self-care from G2 Solutions' Reneé Garcia and Susan Galvin.

The perpetual juggle of managing a business and personal life can take a toll. Reneé and Susan understand this challenge. G2 Solutions will share insights and strategies learned over years of experience working with small business entrepreneurs. RSVP HERE
THURSDAY– Fed Today, Work Tomorrow

You are invited to Fed Today, Work Tomorrow, a community engagement session hosted by Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Central Texas Food Bank

🍽️ Free meal for the first 100 participants
🤝 Resource fair to connect to jobs and training, plus supportive services for utilities, child care, and more
➕ SNAP application assistance | 

December 13 – City of Austin Community Job Fair 

Bring Your Resume and Dress For Success! Full-time and part-time / entry level / blue collar / skilled craft / professional positions are hiring.

This City of Austin Community Job Fair will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Workforce Solutions Capital Area (North).

Register for the event HERE 

DECEMBER 18 – KAAGA End-of-Year Gala

The Korean American Association of Greater Austin (KAAGA) invites you to their end-of-year gala! Hear about what KAAGA has done in 2022, meet fellow Koreans and other folks interested in KAAGA, and enjoy performances as well as a free dinner. December 18 at 5:30 pm at the City of Austin's Asian American Resource Center - 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754.
RSVP on Facebook HERE

Come Out to Vote: December Runoff Election

Runoff elections are taking place for the following Austin races:

  • Mayor: Celia Israel and Kirk Watson
  • City Council District 3: José Velásquez and Daniela Silva
  • City Council District 5: Ryan Alter and Stephanie Bazan
  • City Council District 9: Zohaib "Zo" Qadri and Linda Guerrero

Early voting runs through Friday. Get a list of polling places, see your sample ballot, and find more information HERE

Town Square is an adult enrichment center providing specialized activities for seniors in a 1950’s themed environment. Town Square NW Austin is a new kind of adult day care center. Town Square's services have people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia in mind, as well as their families and those who take care of them. Simply put, Town Square is a great place to be for socialization, learning, laughter, great care, safety, and fun. Learn more HERE.

Listed here is a selection of current job postings from our members and partners.
View more jobs at Community Job Postings
Postings are a free benefit for all members. Join us today and share your Jobs, Events, Hot Deals, and your Company News/Updates with our community via GAACC Member Portal.

Meta Boost Small Business Studios Virtual Hub
U.S. Commercial Service “How To Export” Video Series
Resources for Small and Minority-Owned Businesses
Small Business Resources
Cultural Arts Funding
Resources for Job Seekers

View more Public, Business, and Creative Resources here

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