Jul 27, 2016 - 11:59 am CDT

The July Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team and Community Meeting agendas have been posted!

Restore Rundberg

July 28, 2016

6:30 – 7:00 p.m., Revitalization Team Meeting

7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Community Meeting

ARC Cummunity Church, 305 Deen Avenue, Austin 78753

 

 

Apr 26, 2016 - 04:24 pm CDT

The April Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team and Community Meeting agendas have been posted!

Restore Rundberg
April 28, 2016
6:30 – 7:00 p.m., Revitalization Team Meeting
7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Community Meeting
Catholic Charities, 1625 Rutherford Lane (Building C)

 

 

Apr 25, 2016 - 03:32 pm CDT

The Austin Police Activities League (PAL) hosted a "Serving Your Community" Youth Soccer Tournament earlier this month at Gus Garcia Park.

The Austin PAL team strives to improve community relationships with the Police Department through positive contact with community youth and their families via programs which assist community efforts in prevention of youth violence and juvenile delinquency; and in developing the moral, civic and health standards of our youth through structured sports and educational activities

Photos from the event are below:

 

 

Mar 02, 2016 - 09:11 pm CST

Latino HealthCare Forum needs stakeholders, neighbors, consumers, service providers, and leaders from the Rundberg area to help the nonprofit envision a plan to improve the community’s health and well-being. People interested in helping designing the plan are invited to a public meeting at Little Walnut Creek Library on Thursday, March 10th at 6pm.

The Rundberg Community Health Improvement Plan is one part of a three-part project called Rundberg Community Innovation Zone launched last year with the support of Restore Rundberg. The other two project components are a local resource directory app and a Community Health Worker program.

"This is an opportunity to have the people at the table who can move the needle on the health and well-being of Rundberg," wrote Latino HealthCare Chief Strategy Officer Chelsea Brass. "I hope you can join us in the effort at Little Walnut Creek Library (835 West Rundberg Lane) on Thursday, March 10th, at 6pm."

Mar 02, 2016 - 04:18 pm CST

University of Texas Day of Service The Project 2016 Edition at Dobie Middle School"Over 1,400 University of Texas students, staff members, and alumni worked from 10am-5pm at 90 different sites in ‪the Rundberg area" on Saturday, announced The Project, "the University of Texas' largest day of service", on its Facebook page, linking to a Statesman story on the topic.

The Love North Austin blog also posted a recap of the event, as well as a series of pictures. Go to LoveNorthAustin.com to see them.

Additionnally, The Daily Texan also posted a video of the event.

The Project 2016 was the result of a partnership between the University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, different Rundberg area schools, churches, and groups like the North Austin Civic Association.

Mar 02, 2016 - 03:59 pm CST

Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team Co-Chair Roberto Perez Jr. and Code Compliance Workgroup Leader Randy Teich were reelected as members of the Revitalization Team, and four new members: David Fairchild, Michelle Fleming, Rachel Pry, and Antonio Ramirez were added to the group last week, during the last Revitalization Team meeting.

The Revitalization Team page has been updated with this information. Visit it to learn who holds which place, and learn more about the reelected and new members below:

  • Roberto Perez Jr. is a former Goodwill of Central Texas Project Coordinator now working as a Program Supervisor for the City of Austin Health and Human Services who can provide insight on workforce development, community resources, individuals with criminal backgrounds, and the Hispanic Community.
  • Randy Teich is a business owner volunteering with the North Austin Civic Association, the Foundation for the Homeless, and the recently created Reagan High School Alumni Association.
  • David Fairchild is the Outreach Specialist of the Refugee Services of Texas' Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program, that chairs the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking. He's expressed interest in leading the Prostitution Prevention and Intervention Workgroup that's been looking for a leader since the Homelessness and Prostitution priorities were separated in August of last year (see August Revitalization Team meeting minutes.) 
  • Michelle Fleming is a Training Manager at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability. She has served in many volunteer roles such as Teen Court Judge, Court Appointed Special Advocate, and the Executive Director of Nehemiah Alternative, a church-based nonprofit. She is a founding member of the Dobie Middle School Boy Scout Troop 290 and works with the Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries.
  • Rachel Pry is a business owner, the Community and Public Content Technology Liaison for the Junior League of Austin, and an Educational Docent of the Colorado River Alliance.
  • Antonio Ramirez works in the Resettlement Department of Caritas of Austin and has been involved with several youth and mentoring agencies like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Youth Advocate Programs, and the SAFE Alliance, among others.

You don't have to be a Revitalization Team member to get involved with the neighborhood revitalization initiative. "We welcome anyone who wants to volunteer," stated Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team Chair Erica saenz during the election. Visit the Get Involved page to learn more about Restore Rundberg.

Feb 23, 2016 - 04:02 pm CST

February Revitalization Team and Community meetings are scheduled for Thursday 25 from 6:30pm at The Settlement Home for the Children Conference Center. Details on Restore Rundberg's calendar.

Below are the agendas for those meetings:

TEAM MEETING AGENDA

  • Team Priority Updates
  • Approval of January meeting minutes
  • Team brochure (content, translation, other needs)
  • Team election, membership vote

COMMUNITY MEETING AGENDA

  • Public Comment
  • Catholic Charities Presentation
  • The Project 2016 Update, U.T. Austin Longhorn Center for Community Engagement
  • R.E.A.D. Update
  • Community Engagement Updates

Feb 03, 2016 - 01:03 pm CST

The Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team has extended the application deadline for community members to join the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team until Tuesday, February 23rd at 5 p.m.

The extension is solely due to Revitalization Team member place changes made during the January 28th team meeting.
Please see information on the six open places below:

  • Heritage Hills/Windsor Hills (1 place)
  • and North Austin Civic Association planning areas representatives (1 place),
  • African/African American; Asian/Asian American; Hispanic/Latino; or Indigenous Leadership representatives (3 places),
  • and Faith-Based Community representative (1 place).

You can download the new application form here.

Applications must be sent via email to RestoreRundberg@AustinTexas.gov, or via mail or hand delivery at the Austin Police Region 2 District Representatives office located in the North substation, 12425 Lamplight Village Avenue, Austin, TX 78758.

If you already have applied, the Revitalization Team thanks you for your interest, and confirms that there’s no need to reapply. (Although if you choose, you are welcome to revise and resubmit the application.)

If you have any questions, please contact us at (512) 974-8199 or RestoreRundberg@AustinTexas.gov.

Jan 25, 2016 - 02:42 pm CST

Here's the program of Thursday's meetings:

TEAM MEETING AGENDA

Old Business

•    Team Priority Updates (8 minutes)

New Business

•    Approval of December meeting minutes (2 minutes)

•    Team policies and procedures, discussion and potential action (5 minutes)

•    Team letters of support, discussion and vote (10 minutes)

•    Team election, membership vote (20 minutes)

COMMUNITY MEETINGA AGENDA

New Business

•    R.E.A.D. Update (5 minutes)

•    Latino HealthCare Forum, CHIP Presentation (20 minutes)

•    City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Presentation (20 minutes)

•    Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) Rundberg Pilot, potential action (20 minutes)

Details of the meeting in the Events section of the Restore Rundberg website.

Jan 15, 2016 - 02:48 pm CST

Restore Rundberg has openings for Revitalization Team Members, so who should apply?

The Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team acts as the primary advisory group and sounding board for the Restore Rundberg Program’s revitalization component. It is comprised of stakeholders who represent the interests of those living and working within Austin's Rundberg area.

The 14 Team members collaborate with the City, community and stakeholder groups to address social impacts (such as physical disorder, social economic status and resources, and collective efficacy), and to ensure the long-term planning and implementation of revitalization strategies within the Rundberg area.

As announced in November, the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team openings include:

  • Hispanic leadership (2 places),
  • the North Austin Civic Association (NACA),
  • and the Windsor Hills and Heritage Hills neighborhoods.

Time commitment is variable, depending on each member's schedule, but is at least a few hours a month, since the Team meets every fourth Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rundberg area, and every month, Team members are asked to spend time communicating with the populations they represent, and focusing on one or more of the team’s priorities:

1) revitalization of key properties,
2) healthcare,
3) afterschool programs,
4) code compliance,
5) homelessness intervention,
6) housing affordability,
7) economic and workforce development, and
8) prostitution prevention and intervention.

Terms are three years.

Learn more about the Revitalization Team and its activities on the Team and Workgroups pages.

Deadline

Apply by Tuesday, January 26 at noon by returning the Revitalization Team application via email to restorerundberg@austintexas.gov, or via mail or hand delivery to the Austin Police Region 2 District Representatives office located at 12425 Lamplight Village, Austin, Texas 78758, if you are interested in this rewarding experience to have a lasting impact on the community!

Testimonial

Below is a testimony from one of the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team members who last joined the group, Abel Soto Lopez.

  • How did you learn about the opportunity to join the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team as the immigrant community representative (place 8)?

It's one of the Austin Police District Representatives working in the Rundberg area, Senior Police Officer Taber White, that I had met through our activities with Rundberg area kids, who told me about it, and even helped me with the application.

  • How does your commitment to the Restore Rundberg neighborhood revitalization initiative fit in your busy schedule?

Well, I sacrificed time that I didn't have to begin with. I missed two meetings before attending my first one. But Restore Rundberg projects align with was I was already doing with the nieghborhood's youth.

  • Was it difficult to get on board?

At the beginning, I was a bit lost, but I quickly became better acquainted with the Revitalization Team projects and procedures, and realized that it was focused on the long term.

  • Has your perspective on the neighborhood changed since you became a Revitalization Team member?

I've been in the Rundberg area since 1997, when I was still a little kid, so I can see how it improved over all that time. But people want to see change now, and I agree we need more short-term projects. But we need long term, even though it's hard to put your finger on what changes the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team makes. So that's what I keep explaining, while doing as much as I can for the community.

Here's the application due by Tuesday, January 26 at noon (deadline extended) if you are interested in this rewarding experience to have a lasting impact on the community!

Apr 26, 2016 - 04:24 pm CDT

The April Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team and Community Meeting agendas have been posted!

Restore Rundberg
April 28, 2016
6:30 – 7:00 p.m., Revitalization Team Meeting
7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Community Meeting
Catholic Charities, 1625 Rutherford Lane (Building C)

 

 

REVITALIZE Report
Apr 25, 2016 - 03:32 pm CDT

The Austin Police Activities League (PAL) hosted a "Serving Your Community" Youth Soccer Tournament earlier this month at Gus Garcia Park.

The Austin PAL team strives to improve community relationships with the Police Department through positive contact with community youth and their families via programs which assist community efforts in prevention of youth violence and juvenile delinquency; and in developing the moral, civic and health standards of our youth through structured sports and educational activities

Photos from the event are below:

 

 

REVITALIZE Report
Mar 02, 2016 - 09:11 pm CST

Latino HealthCare Forum needs stakeholders, neighbors, consumers, service providers, and leaders from the Rundberg area to help the nonprofit envision a plan to improve the community’s health and well-being. People interested in helping designing the plan are invited to a public meeting at Little Walnut Creek Library on Thursday, March 10th at 6pm.

The Rundberg Community Health Improvement Plan is one part of a three-part project called Rundberg Community Innovation Zone launched last year with the support of Restore Rundberg. The other two project components are a local resource directory app and a Community Health Worker program.

"This is an opportunity to have the people at the table who can move the needle on the health and well-being of Rundberg," wrote Latino HealthCare Chief Strategy Officer Chelsea Brass. "I hope you can join us in the effort at Little Walnut Creek Library (835 West Rundberg Lane) on Thursday, March 10th, at 6pm."

REVITALIZE Report
Mar 02, 2016 - 04:18 pm CST

University of Texas Day of Service The Project 2016 Edition at Dobie Middle School"Over 1,400 University of Texas students, staff members, and alumni worked from 10am-5pm at 90 different sites in ‪the Rundberg area" on Saturday, announced The Project, "the University of Texas' largest day of service", on its Facebook page, linking to a Statesman story on the topic.

The Love North Austin blog also posted a recap of the event, as well as a series of pictures. Go to LoveNorthAustin.com to see them.

Additionnally, The Daily Texan also posted a video of the event.

The Project 2016 was the result of a partnership between the University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, different Rundberg area schools, churches, and groups like the North Austin Civic Association.

REVITALIZE Report
Mar 02, 2016 - 03:59 pm CST

Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team Co-Chair Roberto Perez Jr. and Code Compliance Workgroup Leader Randy Teich were reelected as members of the Revitalization Team, and four new members: David Fairchild, Michelle Fleming, Rachel Pry, and Antonio Ramirez were added to the group last week, during the last Revitalization Team meeting.

The Revitalization Team page has been updated with this information. Visit it to learn who holds which place, and learn more about the reelected and new members below:

  • Roberto Perez Jr. is a former Goodwill of Central Texas Project Coordinator now working as a Program Supervisor for the City of Austin Health and Human Services who can provide insight on workforce development, community resources, individuals with criminal backgrounds, and the Hispanic Community.
  • Randy Teich is a business owner volunteering with the North Austin Civic Association, the Foundation for the Homeless, and the recently created Reagan High School Alumni Association.
  • David Fairchild is the Outreach Specialist of the Refugee Services of Texas' Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program, that chairs the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking. He's expressed interest in leading the Prostitution Prevention and Intervention Workgroup that's been looking for a leader since the Homelessness and Prostitution priorities were separated in August of last year (see August Revitalization Team meeting minutes.) 
  • Michelle Fleming is a Training Manager at the Texas Department of Aging and Disability. She has served in many volunteer roles such as Teen Court Judge, Court Appointed Special Advocate, and the Executive Director of Nehemiah Alternative, a church-based nonprofit. She is a founding member of the Dobie Middle School Boy Scout Troop 290 and works with the Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries.
  • Rachel Pry is a business owner, the Community and Public Content Technology Liaison for the Junior League of Austin, and an Educational Docent of the Colorado River Alliance.
  • Antonio Ramirez works in the Resettlement Department of Caritas of Austin and has been involved with several youth and mentoring agencies like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Youth Advocate Programs, and the SAFE Alliance, among others.

You don't have to be a Revitalization Team member to get involved with the neighborhood revitalization initiative. "We welcome anyone who wants to volunteer," stated Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team Chair Erica saenz during the election. Visit the Get Involved page to learn more about Restore Rundberg.

REVITALIZE Report
Feb 23, 2016 - 04:02 pm CST

February Revitalization Team and Community meetings are scheduled for Thursday 25 from 6:30pm at The Settlement Home for the Children Conference Center. Details on Restore Rundberg's calendar.

Below are the agendas for those meetings:

TEAM MEETING AGENDA

  • Team Priority Updates
  • Approval of January meeting minutes
  • Team brochure (content, translation, other needs)
  • Team election, membership vote

COMMUNITY MEETING AGENDA

  • Public Comment
  • Catholic Charities Presentation
  • The Project 2016 Update, U.T. Austin Longhorn Center for Community Engagement
  • R.E.A.D. Update
  • Community Engagement Updates

REVITALIZE Report
Feb 03, 2016 - 01:03 pm CST

The Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team has extended the application deadline for community members to join the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team until Tuesday, February 23rd at 5 p.m.

The extension is solely due to Revitalization Team member place changes made during the January 28th team meeting.
Please see information on the six open places below:

  • Heritage Hills/Windsor Hills (1 place)
  • and North Austin Civic Association planning areas representatives (1 place),
  • African/African American; Asian/Asian American; Hispanic/Latino; or Indigenous Leadership representatives (3 places),
  • and Faith-Based Community representative (1 place).

You can download the new application form here.

Applications must be sent via email to RestoreRundberg@AustinTexas.gov, or via mail or hand delivery at the Austin Police Region 2 District Representatives office located in the North substation, 12425 Lamplight Village Avenue, Austin, TX 78758.

If you already have applied, the Revitalization Team thanks you for your interest, and confirms that there’s no need to reapply. (Although if you choose, you are welcome to revise and resubmit the application.)

If you have any questions, please contact us at (512) 974-8199 or RestoreRundberg@AustinTexas.gov.

REVITALIZE Report
Jan 25, 2016 - 02:42 pm CST

Here's the program of Thursday's meetings:

TEAM MEETING AGENDA

Old Business

•    Team Priority Updates (8 minutes)

New Business

•    Approval of December meeting minutes (2 minutes)

•    Team policies and procedures, discussion and potential action (5 minutes)

•    Team letters of support, discussion and vote (10 minutes)

•    Team election, membership vote (20 minutes)

COMMUNITY MEETINGA AGENDA

New Business

•    R.E.A.D. Update (5 minutes)

•    Latino HealthCare Forum, CHIP Presentation (20 minutes)

•    City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development Presentation (20 minutes)

•    Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) Rundberg Pilot, potential action (20 minutes)

Details of the meeting in the Events section of the Restore Rundberg website.

REVITALIZE Report
Jan 15, 2016 - 02:48 pm CST

Restore Rundberg has openings for Revitalization Team Members, so who should apply?

The Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team acts as the primary advisory group and sounding board for the Restore Rundberg Program’s revitalization component. It is comprised of stakeholders who represent the interests of those living and working within Austin's Rundberg area.

The 14 Team members collaborate with the City, community and stakeholder groups to address social impacts (such as physical disorder, social economic status and resources, and collective efficacy), and to ensure the long-term planning and implementation of revitalization strategies within the Rundberg area.

As announced in November, the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team openings include:

  • Hispanic leadership (2 places),
  • the North Austin Civic Association (NACA),
  • and the Windsor Hills and Heritage Hills neighborhoods.

Time commitment is variable, depending on each member's schedule, but is at least a few hours a month, since the Team meets every fourth Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rundberg area, and every month, Team members are asked to spend time communicating with the populations they represent, and focusing on one or more of the team’s priorities:

1) revitalization of key properties,
2) healthcare,
3) afterschool programs,
4) code compliance,
5) homelessness intervention,
6) housing affordability,
7) economic and workforce development, and
8) prostitution prevention and intervention.

Terms are three years.

Learn more about the Revitalization Team and its activities on the Team and Workgroups pages.

Deadline

Apply by Tuesday, January 26 at noon by returning the Revitalization Team application via email to restorerundberg@austintexas.gov, or via mail or hand delivery to the Austin Police Region 2 District Representatives office located at 12425 Lamplight Village, Austin, Texas 78758, if you are interested in this rewarding experience to have a lasting impact on the community!

Testimonial

Below is a testimony from one of the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team members who last joined the group, Abel Soto Lopez.

  • How did you learn about the opportunity to join the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team as the immigrant community representative (place 8)?

It's one of the Austin Police District Representatives working in the Rundberg area, Senior Police Officer Taber White, that I had met through our activities with Rundberg area kids, who told me about it, and even helped me with the application.

  • How does your commitment to the Restore Rundberg neighborhood revitalization initiative fit in your busy schedule?

Well, I sacrificed time that I didn't have to begin with. I missed two meetings before attending my first one. But Restore Rundberg projects align with was I was already doing with the nieghborhood's youth.

  • Was it difficult to get on board?

At the beginning, I was a bit lost, but I quickly became better acquainted with the Revitalization Team projects and procedures, and realized that it was focused on the long term.

  • Has your perspective on the neighborhood changed since you became a Revitalization Team member?

I've been in the Rundberg area since 1997, when I was still a little kid, so I can see how it improved over all that time. But people want to see change now, and I agree we need more short-term projects. But we need long term, even though it's hard to put your finger on what changes the Restore Rundberg Revitalization Team makes. So that's what I keep explaining, while doing as much as I can for the community.

Here's the application due by Tuesday, January 26 at noon (deadline extended) if you are interested in this rewarding experience to have a lasting impact on the community!

REVITALIZE Report