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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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AVEY News & Updates

Building a Safety Net for Families in North Austin

Since starting our first Family Resource Center in 2007 at Webb Middle School, AVEY has worked to support struggling families so that children are in school, [...]

Read Webb’s Alternative Plan to “School Changes”

In September, Austin Independent School District announced that, as part of its "School Changes" district-wide plan, Webb would be closing and consolidating with Dobie Middle School [...]

HopeFest ’19 Brings Resources to Northeast

In its 14th year, HopeFest '19 attracted over 3,500 attendees and 180 exhibitors and performers to the Northeast Early College High School campus on Saturday, October [...]

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Austin Voices focuses its programs in four strategic areas:

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AVEY’s impact, by the numbers

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engaged in AVEY Youth Leadership Programs

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served annually with wraparound services through six Family Resource Centers

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engaged in 2018 in campus events and planning

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mobilized to support public education since 2011 through Save Texas Schools