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WHA Community Stage: A Shining Moment

Westside Health Authority aims to lift up the Austin and Chicago’s Westside communities not only by addressing the serious issues facing residents here, but also by bringing people together to build positive, supportive relationships among neighbors. Last week at our third annual Community Stage we did just that. It was a shining moment as Austin residents, young … Continue reading WHA Community Stage: A Shining Moment


Austin At Play

Safe, inter-generational leisure is part of every healthy community, and we think Austin deserves this basic right as much as any other neighborhood. We’re thrilled to join in on the fun when we see neighbors coming together for a good time and  managed to capture some of the magic this summer during our Mandela Day … Continue reading Austin At Play


YWFS: First Day on the Job

Westside Health Authority’s Youth Working For Success began their new jobs at Subway on August 3. The pictures below show program participants with Mr. Patel, owner of several Subway chains and a local hotel. Through youth employment initiatives, employers are subsidized for hiring at-risk teens and young adults. In turn, youth are rewarded with gainable … Continue reading YWFS: First Day on the Job


Youth Development Work: Public Speaking Training

Westside Health Authority’s Youth Council, which focuses on community organizing and civic engagement, planned a public speaking training session for mentees in our program. In doing so, mentors hoped the experience would help our future leaders become more comfortable and confident in voicing their ideas and needs. The mentees were prompted to write a brief … Continue reading Youth Development Work: Public Speaking Training