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Texas Impact and the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy welcome three interns this summer. Joseph Czap, Emily Sherron, and Ilka Vega will be conducting research and supporting new projects related to public education, water, and the South Texas border region. Welcome aboard!

Brianna Gaddis joined the Community Partners Recruitment Initiative (CPRI) AmeriCorps VISTA project in February 2016, serving in the Dallas, Texas area, and comes to Texas Impact from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.  Brianna earned her degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Public Health and after graduating in 2015, she spent three months living in Brazil, before settling in Dallas.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 6PM, our friends at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, are hosting a Conversations on Creation webinar featuring Whitney Milberger-Laird, a water resource and horticulture consultant. Whitney spent 10 years working in government as a natural resource specialist and conservationist and then moved to private sector consulting in 2013.

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This week, Texas Impact has staff and AmeriCorps VISTAs attending the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod Assembly in Houston. (Leis in the above photo courtesy of the Lutherans—they know how to have a good time!) Texas Impact team members will also be attending all five United Methodist Annual Conferences in Texas as well as the Grace Presbytery gathering next week.

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Water Captains from Jacksonville and Nacogdoches met at the Nacogdoches Recreation Center on May 18th to attend the Region I Water Planning Group meeting. The volunteer water leaders had all attended earlier workshops and were well-versed in most of the major issues facing east Texas and its projected water supply.

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