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Fighting for After School Programs

When campuses faced the loss of after school programs due to funding shortfalls, Austin Voices worked with parents and students to successfully advocate for this vital support for kids. In June 2016, parents at Hart Elementary, as well as several other campuses, found out that they would not have after school funding for the coming [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fighting for After School Programs

Expanding Community Schools

A big part of Austin Voices' work is developing "Community Schools" in Austin, Dallas and El Paso. These schools do whatever it takes to reduce barriers to learning and build strong community partnerships. Austin Voices started its work in 2007 and 2008 at Webb Middle School and Reagan High School, building partnerships to support students [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Expanding Community Schools

Building Community Through Festivals

This Fall, Austin Voices has brought over 7,000 people and hundreds of partners together for community celebrations and resources fairs on Austin ISD and El Paso ISD campuses. These gatherings bonds between campus and community, while providing important resources for families. Lanier Viking Fest, in its first year as a resource fair, brought together 1,200 [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Building Community Through Festivals

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

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

AVEY Family Resource Centers in the Statesman

Oct. 26: AVEY’s Family Resource Centers are a key part of the safety net for the growing number of poor families in north Austin, according to the Austin American Statesman.

By | September 25th, 2013|News|0 Comments