Events

Events: Come Explore with Us!

Saturday, January 14th
2nd Saturday: Writing for Young Minds led by children’s author Cynthia Levinson
10 am – noon, M Station Apartments (2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd)
Breakfast and child care provided. All are welcome!

Cynthia Levinson writes true stories about kids for kids and has over 25 years of experience in education policy. Come learn about the amazing children who defeat segregation, leap over tall boundaries, and overcome the odds. Along the way, you might sing, march, and play a circus game while watching videos of Cynthia fall off trampolines and rolling balls.

Saturday, February 11
2nd Saturday: Elements of Effective Thinking with Dr. Art Markman10 am – noon, M Station Apartments (2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd)
Breakfast and child care provided. All are welcome!

People talk a lot about wanting to think more effectively, but few people have delved into the psychology of effective thinking. A review of psychology research suggests that there are three key elements to effective thinking: good habits, high quality knowledge, the ability to use that knowledge when you need it.  In this discussion, we explore each of these elements of effective thinking with a focus on tools for improving thinking as well as strategies for improving the thinking of others. Art Markman is a professor of Psychology at UT Austin, author of books like Smart Change and Brain Briefs and co-host of the KUT radio segment “Two Guys on Your Head.”

Thursday, February 16
College Fair
6:45-8:45 pm, M Station Apartments
(2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd)

Are you considering college? This college fair is open to the community and will feature representatives from Austin-area colleges, the opportunity to complete financial aid paperwork onsite with the help of FAFSA experts, college success workshops and more. To ask questions or RSVP, please email amelia.pace-borah@foundcom.org.