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Robert Godwin

Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.

People’s Community Clinic Young Professionals Push Children’s Literacy

Posted at October 21, 2013 by Comments Off on People’s Community Clinic Young Professionals Push Children’s Literacy

Young Professionals for People’s (YPP) used their October networking event to spotlight People’s Community Clinic’s (PCC) Reach Out & Read program benefiting early childhood literacy.  The light atmosphere of Parkside’s rooftop patio allowed guests to experience a delightful evening while supporting PCC’s efforts to promote literacy among Austin’s youth. Guests were granted admission by donating new or gently used children’s books, which are distributed to PCC’s young patients in the clinic lobby.

With one-third of American children entering kindergarten lacking the full range of skills needed to be successful learners, PCC’s Reach Out & Read program strives to prepare children for a positive educational experience by providing them opportunities to read. By increasing positive parent-child literary interactions, Reach Out & Read helps parents develop their children intellectually. Language, words, repetition, and readinghelp stimulate and shape the brain for scholastic success. Reach Out & Read recognizes that children who begin school behind, stay behind, which makes early reading an important part of any child’s future.

The YPP organization supports and promotes PCC through quarterly events. Each event allows young Austin professionals to network while supporting the community. Members’ efforts have helped 10,000 PCC patients receive much-needed health care. “Many of the families at People’s lack the resources and opportunities to provide their children access to reading material that is essential in their early formative years. This program is yet another example why the clinic is the ‘gold standard’ in public health by not only treating illness but also offering individuals access to other programs that help them live healthy, productive and fulfilling lives,” said Bailey Tipps, partner with the DEN Property Group and a YPP vice-chair who spoke at the event.

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