OneStar Foundation

Inclusive Faith-Based Communities Symposium

Three women in front of a OneStar banner

Keep Austin Faith Inclusive Symposium organizers (left to right) Suzanne Potts, Judith Sokolow and Kathy Hernandez.

Grantee Information

OneStar Foundation
9011 Mountain Ridge Dr., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78759

Project Director: Chris Bugbee

Project Period

Feb. 1, 2012 – Jan. 31, 2015

Project Description

The Austin Interfaith Inclusion Network was created through partnerships among OneStar Foundation, Jewish Family Service and Texas A&M University’s Center on Disability and Development. The Network is an ongoing, self-sustaining alliance of faith-based organizations in Austin, committed to including people with developmental disabilities and loved ones in faith-based practices and community service and programs. Inclusion successes, concerns and barriers will be identified to inform two annual symposiums that will feature local and national experts and will focus on best practices, goal setting and collaborative problem solving.

Geographic Reach

Travis County

Texas map with Travis County marked

Area of Emphasis

Inclusive Faith-based Communities

State Plan Goal 3

Conduct ongoing educational campaigns in collaboration with community leaders, organizations and businesses to enable them to better support, include, and/or provide culturally responsive services to people with developmental disabilities.