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So far Austin Voices has created 12 blog entries.

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 10th year, drew 4,000 for a day of live music, food, fun, and family resources. The “Explore Reagan” zone showed of Reagan’s Early College program. Harvest Fest, in its [...]

By | February 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eastside Memorial Ambassadors Present Eco-Tour to Community

The Ambassadors youth leadership program, facilitated by Austin Voices youth program director Gabriel Estrada, presented to a community luncheon at Eastside Memorial High School on efforts by their school to become a recognized “Eco School” by the National Wildlife Foundation and Keep Austin Beautiful. Students presented for 45 minutes on their efforts and led a [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Bulletins|0 Comments

Sparking Innovation at Webb and Martin

How do you tap the energy and creativity of middle school students? By starting Innovation Academies! At Webb and Martin Middle Schools, Austin Voices has helped plan and support these programs combining STEM and the creative arts. In the Fall of 2015, Martin Middle School began its new Innovation Academy with 25 sixth graders. Planned [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Bulletins|0 Comments

AVEY Presents at New York Conference and at TASA Midwinter

Austin Voices teamed with Education Austin as the plenary presenters at the 18th annual AFT Center for School Improvement Leadership Institute on Jan. 21-24, 2016. Teams from school districts around the country came for four days to do intensive work around challenging school improvement issues. AVEY and Education Austin were joined by Raul Sanchez, Principal [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Austin Voices supports new Community School effort in El Paso ISD

Starting in November, 2015, administrators and community partners, including the El Paso ISD Superintendent and school board trustees, have visited Reagan HS and Webb MS to learn about creating community schools in their own district. AVEY Executive Director Allen Weeks visited El Paso in January to continue conversations around ways to support three new community [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Bulletins|0 Comments

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 Education Austin, to support community schools in the Reagan HS Vertical Team, from the AFT Innovation Fund and the National Education Association. The Lanier grant, beginning in October, 2015 [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AVEY Helps Launch New Allan Early Childhood Center

Since Fall 2013, AVEY has been facilitating planning for the former Allan Elementary building. An Early Childhood Center is underway, with adult classes and a STEM Resource Center in the works. The use of the building is the result of AVEY-led community meetings and a community school task force in 2013-14. The Early Childhood Center currently [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

AVEY Partners to Expand Community Schools

AVEY and Education Austin have been awarded a national grant to expand Community Schools in the Reagan Vertical Team. Read the Austin American-Statesman article here.

By | October 8th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Please visit www.guidestar.org to learn more about Austin Voices' programs and view its 2012-2013 audit report and 2013 Form 990.

By | August 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Help Amplify Austin by Supporting Austin Voices!

Help Austin Voices rock Amplify Austin, a city-wide day of giving to raise millions to support nonprofits between 6 pm Thursday, March 20th and 6 pm Friday, March 21st! Our goal is to raise $5,000 for our Summer Youth Leadership Program at Eastside Memorial High school and $5,000 to support our statewide Save Texas Schools [...]

By | March 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments