Learn about the difference these area nonprofits are making in the community. These six nonprofits were featured this year in the Cedar Park-Leander edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

February: Jail to Jobs

The nonprofit provides job training and mentoring in an effort to reduce recidivism in people ages 12-24.

June: Yellow House Foundation

What started as an Alcoholics Anonymous group in Cedar Park in 1983 has grown into a recovery resource with 43 meetings that help more than 800 people every week.

August: Wise Owl Initiative

Laura Jones, a nurse who has always had a strong affection for older adults, formed the Wise Owls Initiative to help them fight the negative effects of isolation.

September: Williamson County Retired Teachers Association

For 50 years, the Williamson County Retired Teachers Association has worked to improve benefits for teachers and continues to help local districts by volunteering, donating books to children in need and awarding scholarships to selected individuals.

November: The Dog Alliance

The nonprofit began training its first service dog through the Hounds for Heroes program in 2012 to help veterans and first responders with mental and physical disabilities free of charge.

December: Hill Country Community Ministries: Fresh Food For All

In an average month, the Leander-based nonprofit distributes nearly 13,000 pounds of food and feeds over 2,200 people.

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