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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

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Click here for information and event tickets Keynote Speaker: Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of National Education Association.

AVEY News & Updates

Austin Voices (AVEY) and The Austin Project (TAP) Join Forces!

On October 1st, Austin  Voices for Education and Youth (AVEY) and The Austin Project (TAP) joined together as one organization. After 10 years of collaboration around [...]

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 [...]

Expanding Community Schools

A big part of Austin Voices' work is developing "Community Schools" in Austin, Dallas, El Paso and Houston. These schools do whatever it takes to reduce [...]

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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