Sponsored a pilot program with the Central Texas Food Bank to include adults as well as students in the free summer lunch program. Healthy meals were provided for adults who accompanied their children to a free lunch program. Other free lunch programs around the country do not include adults. The results in Austin were positive. In addition to the free meals, weekend backpacks were provided on Fridays to each child that attended the summer lunch program so they could have healthy food on the weekends.
Sendero staff participated in Dell Chirldrens 5K benefitting the Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Sendero gains National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation, meaning Sendero supports care that keeps members at optimum levels of health while controlling their costs and meeting government and purchaser requirements.
A bilingual, 36 page custom print magazine highlighting programs, partnerships, health plan coverage and individuals or community organizations that are model examples and advocates of healthy living. 100,000 copies of the magazine were distributed quarterly to selected faith-based groups, medical offices, retail stores such as HEB and CVS, and school districts within the 5-county area.
Partnered with AISD on campaign to promote College Ready and PreK enrollment throughout the district.
Sendero provided sponsorship and support for the Eagle Talk Show, a television program produced by Austin ISD which provided health and wellness information for AISD parents. The show often featured Sendero and other community leaders discussing practical and meaningful ways for parents and students to thrive in their health and academic progress.
Partnered with City of Austin Parks and Recreation to encourage an active lifestyle and the pursuit of athletics for kids ages 8-18 by providing them with an opportunity to visit and train with Leo Manzano, an 2012 Olympic Medalist and Austin resident.
Under an initiative launched by President Barack Obama, Sendero provided free disposable diapers to low-income mothers in Central Texas who participated in Sendero’s A Tu Lado program. Qualifying Sendero members were had free diapers shipped directly to their homes thanks to a partnership created by the White House with Cuties diapers and Jet.com.
Began providing transportation assistance for pregnant mothers to birthing classes, Sendero’s birhting classes, WIC appointments, and other Sendero A Tu Lado events.
Sendero Sponsored field trips for kids from 12 area Title I schools and paid for the transportation and admission at the Aquarium, Thinkery, Austin Zoo, and the Bob Bullock Museum.