Austin Voices for Education and Youth creates community collaboration to strengthen families, support kids and improve schools. We believe our public schools can serve as powerful hubs for bringing neighborhoods, families and students together to achieve positive change.

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“Austin Voices for Education and Youth is the most successful model for building community schools that I’ve seen in my three-decades career in public education.”
Dr. Paul Cruz, Austin ISD Superintendent

Tx Community Schools Summit


June 13-15, 2016 – The summit will provide tools for building thriving community school efforts.  Click here to learn more.

AVEY News & Updates

Reagan HS and Webb MS featured as “Best Practices” in national case study

Austin Voices community school partnership with Reagan HS and Webb MS has been recognized as one of eight national models in the new publication,"Community Schools: Transforming Struggling [...]

HopeFest and Harvest Fest Draw Huge Crowds

AVEY’s two fall festivals, HopeFest at Reagan HS and Harvest Fest at Eastside Memorial HS, drew over 5,000 people and almost 200 exhibitors. HopeFest, in its [...]

AVEY Receives Two Grants to Expand Community Schools in AISD

AVEY has been awarded a $2.5 million federal Full Services Community School grant to support the Lanier HS Vertical Team and a grant, in partnership with [...]

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Austin Voices focuses its programs in four strategic areas:

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AVEY’s impact, by the numbers


engaged in AVEY Youth Leadership Programs


served annually with wraparound services through six Family Resource Centers


engaged in 2015 in campus events and planning


mobilized to support public education since 2011 through Save Texas Schools