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Built For Texas | An Invitation to Nonprofit Leaders
02 MAR 2020

The nonprofit sector in Texas is a unique and powerful force that is integral to improving the quality of life for all Texans and making our state a vibrant place to live and work. However, since much of the work of Texas' incredibly diverse nonprofits happens behind the scenes, the value of the sector is often underestimated and misunderstood—when, in fact, nonprofits are an essential asset to our state’s economy as well as the very fabric of our communities. Last year, OneStar partnered with with United Ways of Texas to produce an eye-opening analysi...


Celebrate AmeriCorps Week in Texas | March 8-14, 2020
27 FEB 2020

AmeriCorps Week is a special opportunity to celebrate the individuals, programs, and organizations that get things done and strengthen our communities through service. Join us in sharing the story of national service in Texas March 8-14, 2020. Here are a few ways that you can get involved, and be sure to check out the CNCS AmeriCorps Week webpage for even more ideas and resources. Submit to our #DayoftheA Photo Contest How do you wear your A? AmeriCorps members, alums, and AmeriCorps program staff are invited to send in their most creative photos f...


Getting Things Done in 2020 | A Letter from the CEO
31 JAN 2020

With the dawning of a new year and a new decade, there is an energy and excitement in the air as we look ahead to a fresh start. Since my appointment as President & CEO of OneStar Foundation this past fall, I have had the opportunity to meet with partners and stakeholders to discuss their goals and vision for Texas. Many of us are seeing 2020 as an opportunity to finally take action on our well-laid plans. Well, it sounds like this is the year we are going to get things done! As we embark on a new chapter together, a few critical themes have emerged that we must bear in mind as ...


“Lead & Teach in your Strengths, Serve & Learn in your Weaknesses” | Meet OneStar Board Member Girien Salazar
02 JAN 2020

Girien Salazar is the Executive Director of the Faith & Education Coalition for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and was appointed to the OneStar National Service Commission in December. Check out Girien's bio to learn more about his impressive background and accomplishments. We sat down with Girien to talk about how his upbringing and military service have fueled his passion for service and volunteering and his commitment to serving diverse faith communities. Why did you want to serve on the board of OneS...


OneStar Year in Review | Ten Notable Highlights from 2019
31 DEC 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, OneStar reflects on 10 notable highlights from the past year. We are so grateful for our wonderful partners who are committed to promoting service and volunteering in Texas and are proud of everything we have accomplished together. We look forward to seeing how the seeds we planted this year strengthen our communities in the new decade! 1. Texas Strong Summit In January, OneStar launched the inaugural Texas Strong Summit, which brought together nearly 200 partners from the local, state, and federal levels to explore creative, community-based ...