Pilates Center Of Austin Community & Global Partners

Community & Global Partners

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We, at The Pilates Center of Austin, strive to support those endeavors which share our vision of a world community, where everyone has access to resources from which to create vibrant, vital and healthy lives.

We, at the Pilates Center of Austin, strive to support those endeavors which share our vision of a world community, where everyone has access to resources from which to create vibrant, vital and healthy lives.
We believe that we are all one human family, profoundly connected at our core. Likewise, we believe that if we are to envision and work towards the creation of a world that works for everybody, with no one left out, our hearts, efforts and financial resources must first, and principally, be directed in our own communities. And, from there, the good work each of us engages in reaches out, ripples and expands throughout our country and into the world.

To this end, we have identified six areas of initiative that we feel can most positively impact the community, nation and world we live in. Each year we commit a substantial portion of our annual profits to projects and organizations whose efforts impact one or more of these areas, according to the following distribution (approximate): 60% local (Austin/Texas); 20% national and 20% global.

Likewise, we are committed to not only investing our dollars, but also to putting our hands and feet in motion in supporting community-wide efforts to forward this shared vision. In this way, our staff commits to at least 100 hours of community service annually.

In this spirit, in 2015, we contributed in excess of $10,500 to the following organizations:

SELF-SUFFICIENCY: Empowering The Human Spirit

  • People Fund/Austin
    • www.peoplefund.org
      Creating economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses.
  • Grameen Foundation USA
    • www.grameenfoundation.org
      Harnessing the strength and ingenuity of the poor by providing them with access to micro loans, along with the resources and tools they need to break the cycle of poverty.
  • The Integrative Restoration Institute
    • www.irest.us
      Provides programs and teacher trainings (in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospices, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools) to help people resolve their pain and suffering by rediscovering their essential wholeness and their interconnectedness with all of life.
  • Special Olympics/Texas
    • www.sotx.org
      Providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in their communities.

COMMUNITY BUILDING: Enlivening And Empowering Community Life

  • Violet Crown Community Works/Austin
    • www.violetcrown.org
      Building and sustaining our Brentwood/Crestview community by supporting neighborhood enhancement projects.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH Protection: Education & Empowerment

  • American YouthWorks/Austin
    • www.americanyouthworks.org
      For more than thirty years, has empowered thousands of youth in transforming their lives through service to others, education and a commitment to preserving the natural environment.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING/ ENVIRONMENT: Nurturing A Livable Planet

  • Clean Water Action/Texas
    • www.cleanwateraction.org
      Protecting our communities' environment, health, economic well-being and quality of life, through grassroots advocacy, education and political action to impact water quality and conservation, pollution reduction, and environmental stewardship.

HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS: Respect, Dignity & Tolerance

  • Workers Defense Project/Austin
    • www.workersdefense.org
      Empowering low-income workers, by exposing abuses in the workplace and lobbying for fair and humane employment conditions.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
    • www.splcenter.org
      Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry by promoting tolerance and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.
  • Compassion & Choices

THE ARTS, Inspiring Creativity

  • HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians)
    • http://www.myhaam.org
      Provides access to affordable health care for Austin's low-income working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.
  • BIG MEDIUM/Austin East Austin Studio Tour
    • www.bigmedium.org
      Dedication to supporting visual arts and artists in Texas. Producer of the fabulous annual East Austin Art Tour.
  • Hyde Park Theater/Austin
    • www.hydeparktheatre.org
      Develops writers, directors and actors from within the Austin community, while producing works by voices of the alternative theater scene.
  • KLRU/Austin
    • www.klru.org
      Offering a continuous stream of innovative programming that engages listeners in the thoughtful exchange of ideas, the expression of the arts, and enjoyable lifelong learning opportunities.
  • KUT/Austin
    • kut.org
      An Austin treasure devoted to diverse, intelligent explorations in local music, lifestyle and culture, revealing every side of this creative community, from the weird to the refined.