The Build the HYP gala raises money to support Austin Habitat for Humanity, coaxing contributors with tunes from a headlining swing-rock-ska hybrid act. The gala includes snacks to fill bellies famished from swing dancing and starting a sawdust-only diet to show solidarity with in-process homes. The Daddies' set will be supplemented by local act Vintage 15, a 15-piece band that updates jazz jams from staple artists such as Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and Michael Bublé. Attendees can also be on the lookout for Raise the Roof shingle prizes, which include scaffolding exhausted roof-raising arms.
Centrally located about ten minutes north of downtown, Habitat Suites Hotel is convenient to the central business district, University of Texas and north Austin, all of which are just a short drive away. Habitat Suites Hotel blends apartment-style living with hotel convenience; one and two bedrooms are available, making it great for families and guests who require an extended stay in the city. Each suite includes a fully equipped kitchen with full-size refrigerator and stove, private exterior entrance and local artwork; some even offer fireplaces. The entire property is set amidst extensive native landscaping and organic gardens, and the hotel is a model of environmental stewardship that has won awards for its green initiatives. Going far beyond the typical practices, Habitat Suites Hotel uses all non-toxic cleaning supplies, biodegradable key cards, solar panels that provide 20% of its energy and an outdoor saltwater pool.
Entrepreneur and president of a national recruiting firm, Ken Kuznia is the Bela Karolyi of job coaches. The 4.5-hour session puts an emphasis on action and results. After developing a clear picture of your dream job, you'll learn to become a job finder, rather than a seeker, and sculpt a results-driven resume out of a six-foot block of Belgian chocolate. The program also includes a seminar workbook and your own iDigMyWork Action Plan.
Affiliated with a national association that reaches more 50,000 members across the country, the National Federation of the Blind of Texas supports people who are blind by providing resources to help them improve their quality of life; combat legal, economic, and social discrimination; and achieve their goals. The organization also spearheads research on blindness and promotes relevant new technology, such as the digital talking newspaper.