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Summer Youth Program Participants Make Their Mark

Westside Health Autority’s summer youth programs are in full swing with dozens of young Austin residents participating in Youth Working for Success, Band of Brothers, or Set of Sisters. Though the programs target different age groups, each works to inform, empower and engage participants in becoming active citizens and leaders in their community. We believe … Continue reading Summer Youth Program Participants Make Their Mark


Mandela Day Celebration: One-Year Anniversary of Mandela Road

Throwback Thursday post to highlight the beautiful example of community WHA was proud to be a part of two weeks ago during Austin’s Mandela Day festivities. Mandela Day is celebrated around the world on the late South African President’s birthday. Much like the Martin Luther King holiday, it is considered a day for service and … Continue reading Mandela Day Celebration: One-Year Anniversary of Mandela Road


Shut Out but Not Shutting Up: Young Voices Speak Out about Chicago Violence

Chicago’s Austin community is often in the spotlight for persistent issues of crime and violence. For those removed from the neighborhood and its residents, it may be easy to believe the community doesn’t care or is complicit in the proliferation of drugs and gangs. This line of thinking couldn’t be more wrong, however, as proven time and … Continue reading Shut Out but Not Shutting Up: Young Voices Speak Out about Chicago Violence


Youth Survey on Community Policing in Chicago

Westside Health Authority believes that a vibrant community begins with strong partnerships to foster security and growth. With this in mind, we will attend the Chicago Police Department’s Neighborhood Outreach Tour when it comes to Austin on July 15. Our staff wants to make sure the voice of Austin’s youth is heard when we voice community concerns … Continue reading Youth Survey on Community Policing in Chicago