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Equity Virtual Town Hall-12/12/19

Austin Voices hosted a Virtual Town Hall Meeting streaming on Facebook Live around the topic "Equity is a Verb" on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Webb Middle School. Panelists included Jitu Brown, Founder and Director of the Journey for Justice Alliance, Dr. Stephanie Hawley, Chief Equity Officer at Austin ISD, and Jose Carrasco, Austin Voices [...]

By | 2019-12-20T21:11:52-06:00 December 20th, 2019|Bulletins, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Equity Virtual Town Hall-12/12/19

AVEY Receives “Critics Pick” Best of 2019 award for HopeFest!

Austin Voices' HopeFest event, held on October 26, 2019, just received a "Critics Pick" Best of 2019 award from The Austin Chronicle! This amazing event, in its 14th year, has become Austin's largest campus-based family resource event. Sponsored by Austin Voices in partnership with local schools, community organizations, churches and businesses, HopeFest has become a [...]

By | 2019-11-08T08:02:30-06:00 November 8th, 2019|Bulletins, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AVEY Receives “Critics Pick” Best of 2019 award for HopeFest!

AVEY November 2019 Newsletter

Click here to check out our latest newsletter. You can also sign up to receive future updates. In this month's news . . . HopeFest '19 a huge success!Webb Middle School creates alternative planA safety net of family supports in North AustinPartnering to support Family Mental HealthOther updatesUpcoming events

By | 2019-11-08T07:48:50-06:00 November 8th, 2019|Bulletins, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AVEY November 2019 Newsletter

ENCORE College Readiness Festival Coming at Webb MS

In its 7th year, the ENCORE (Engaging Our Community For College Readiness) Conference brings parents and students together to begin focusing on college while still in middle school. Keynote speaker, a variety of workshops, separate student track for elementary and middle school, childcare for ages 2-5, Thanksgiving lunch, college and career resource fair, food pantry [...]

By | 2019-11-06T10:11:12-06:00 November 6th, 2019|Bulletins, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ENCORE College Readiness Festival Coming at Webb MS

Annual Burnet Holiday Fair on December 14

On December 14, 2019, Burnet Middle School will host its third annual Burnet Holiday Fair from 10 am to 2 pm, in partnership with Austin Voices. Last year, over 800 attendees enjoyed the warmth of a holiday celebration that included family resources (employment, housing, legal, health and more), free lunch, music, raffles, clothing, games, crafts, [...]

By | 2019-11-06T10:03:16-06:00 November 6th, 2019|Bulletins|Comments Off on Annual Burnet Holiday Fair on December 14

Adult Academies Expand Opportunities

Want to find out AVEY's current adult education classes and workshops? Click here for the latest! Want to put yourself on a contact list for future adult education workshops and classes? Fill out this short survey. What if you couldn't read well enough to help your child with homework? That is the situation "Rosalita" found [...]

By | 2019-11-06T11:40:31-06:00 November 6th, 2019|Bulletins|Comments Off on Adult Academies Expand Opportunities

NEA President to Give Keynote at “Stand Up for Schools”

On Monday, March 4, 2019, Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National EducationAssociation, will serve as keynote speaker for Austin Voices' annual "Stand Up for Schools" luncheon and fundraiser at Dell Children's Medical Center/Signe Auditorium. Lily is a passionate advocate for public education, and will speak to two important priorities for Texas: adequate funding for [...]

By | 2019-11-08T07:50:51-06:00 February 8th, 2019|Bulletins, Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEA President to Give Keynote at “Stand Up for Schools”

Feeding Families Through Food Pantries

With rising housing costs in Austin, many AISD families find supplying the basics a struggle. AVEY's five food bank locations, in partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank, can make the difference. In the 2018-19 school year, AVEY has distributed over 168,000 pounds of food to 4,222 families, including fresh produce, eggs and milk. Located [...]

By | 2019-11-06T18:37:25-06:00 January 19th, 2018|Bulletins|Comments Off on Feeding Families Through Food Pantries

Save Texas Schools in the 2017 Legislature

Save Texas Schools, Austin Voices’ statewide program to support public education, is getting ready for the 2017 legislative session. Started in 2009, Save Texas Schools has seen several pieces of legislation pass that support our most at-risk students and schools, as well as mobilized over 30,000 Texans through rallies and other events. In 2015, STS held [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:08:32-05:00 January 3rd, 2017|Bulletins|Comments Off on Save Texas Schools in the 2017 Legislature

Other News-Fall 2016

Community School Alliance Meetings Austin Voices holds dozens of school and community events and meetings monthly, including five "Community School Alliance" lunch meetings that bring together 25-40 community partners to plan around supporting a group of schools. Monthly meetings are at Burnet, Dobie, Eastside Memorial, Lanier and Webb (St. John). AVEY has also begun bi-monthly [...]

By | 2017-10-03T22:08:33-05:00 December 21st, 2016|Bulletins|Comments Off on Other News-Fall 2016