Our Season Begins

Founded in October 2007, the Lake Travis Labor of Love works to identify local needs, inspire community involvement, and distribute contributions through projects that assist and empower families in the Lake Travis area.

LTlov funds local projects/organizations each year by general membership vote through individual member and community donations to the Corporation and by sponsoring fundraising programs and events.

LTlov is currently accepting applications for funding. Presentations are limited but encouraged. Contact Michelle Zogas at president@ltlov.org to be considered for a meeting presentation. Grants funding decisions will be made in May.

Michelle Zogas

Michelle Zogas

Married to Pete for 31 years. Moved to Lakeway in 1987 & raised 2 sons. Founded LTlov in 2007 after many years volunteering locally.

One Comment On “Our Season Begins”

  1. Community Need
    Although largely affluent, Lake Travis has a surprising number of economically disadvantaged families, seeking financial assistance to afford higher education for their children.

    Did you know that according to Lake Travis Independent School District’s (LTISD’s) Demographic Update, January 2013, one in seven, or 14% of Lake Travis students are classified as economically disadvantaged? According to LTISD administration 45% of students qualify for the Texas Breakfast and Lunch Program in Lake Travis Elementary alone, a 5% increase from 2013-2014.

    Often overlooked and unacknowledged in Greater Austin, a growing number of our LTISD families are struggling daily to meet their children’s basic needs. The underprivileged children of Lake Travis are among the staggering statewide average of 60% economically disadvantaged students, deserving the same consideration for financial assistance as others from less-affluent areas.

    Assessment
    LTlov relies heavily on LTISD, in compliance with State and Federal guidelines, to identify “economically disadvantaged” students in our area. Again as stated in the Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD) Demographic Update, January 2013, “…the percentage of students who qualify for the free/reduced price lunch program is tightly correlated with median household income and median housing value….” (pg. 5) As per the Texas Breakfast and Lunch Program guidelines, a family “must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts”:
    Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
    1 $21,257
    2 $28,694
    3 $36,131
    4 $43,568
    5 $51,005
    6 $58,442
    7 $65,879
    8 $73,316
    *For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

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