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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 [...]
Austin Voices, along with its Save Texas School programs, is sponsoring the Texas Community Schools Summit June 13-15, 2016 in Austin, TX. Co-sponsored by Austin ISD and Texas AFT, the summit will provide tools for building thriving community school efforts. Individuals and teams will have time to plan, attend workshops on key topics and network [...]
AVEY held its annual "Stand Up for Schools" celebration at the Dell Children's Medical Center on Feb. 8, 2016. The event, which also raised over $20,000 for the work of Austin Voices, honored students, parents and community partners who have modeled support for public education in 2015-16. The keynote speaker was Jane Quinn, Director of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Feb. 28: The Austin Chronicle writes about AVEY's efforts to turn around struggling schools using "community school" strategies. AVEY's Executive Director, Allen Weeks, will be presenting on community schools, along with the President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Randi Weingarten, at this year's SXSWedu conference on March 3. Read article