Recognition & Awards
of Texas Resolution: Commending Ventana del Soul for "its many
contributions in support of Austin residents...affecting positive and lasting
change. (Ventana del Soul) enriches the community in ways benefiting small business,
neighborhood groups, schools, and charitable organizations."
-by Representative Eddie Rodriguez
Austin Access Award 2004 Proclamation: For embracing the
Spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act
-by Austin Mayor Will Wynn - Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities
Best Cultural Arts Meeting Space - 2004 Critics Pick: Ventana
del Soul - The wonderfully off-the-beaten-path café/coffee house/arts
center/meeting space isn't likely to stay a secret much longer. Located just
east of I-35 on Oltorf, it offers an impressive array of meeting rooms for a
handful or a hundred — plus a built-in theatre. Downstairs is a coffee
house with Blue Bell ice cream, salads, cappuccino, panini sandwiches, and plenty
of space to kick back with friends or your laptop — it's WiFi, naturally!
-by Austin Chronicle
In its first year, the Ventana del Soul helped 73 youth and provided space
for nearly 1,100 meetings and served more than 220 non-profit and community
organizations throughout Austin and Travis County. Today, Ventana del Soul helps
more than 300 youth a year and serves more than 300 organizations.
Ventana del Soul is a Charitable Non-Profit, 501c3 Organization.
Cultural center boosts nonprofits (PDF)
-by Erin Ochoa, NEWS 8 AUSTIN
Ventana Del Soul offers coffee,
culture and connectivity (PDF)
-by Doug Shupe, NEWS 8 AUSTIN
Café isn't just satisfying
java joneses (PDF)
-by Robert Inks, Daily Texan