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 attendees and over 50 exhibitors as part of Lanier’s Homecoming weekend.
- HopeFest, in its 11th year at Reagan High School, drew over 3,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors on Saturday, October 22 for a day of live music, food, children’s games and crafts, and resources, including health, dental, insurance, employment, and education.
- Harvest Fest, in its 4th year at Eastside Memorial High School, drew 1,200 attendees from the Eastside Memorial Vertical Team.
- Austin Voices helped schools in the Chamizal and Segundo Barrio communities of El Paso to create their first United as One! Festival at Bowie High School. On a rainy Saturday, over 900 attendees joined 50 exhibitors for an amazing day of resources, fun, food and music. The schools are already planning their next resource fair in April.
- Other events and festivals included a resource fair for refugee families at Dobie Middle School, the “Comic Con” youth leadership festival and resource fair, and the ENCORE College Readiness event at Webb Middle School.