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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, every day, ready to learn. This is only possible when families have what they need to be stable stable and secure. FRC social workers, directors and staff help families [...]

By | 2019-11-06T13:19:38-06:00 November 6th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Building a Safety Net for Families in North Austin

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 at the Dobie campus. No prior conversation about this possibility had been held with the Webb campus or community. As a school that has faced closure twice before, and [...]

By | 2019-11-06T19:15:42-06:00 November 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Read Webb’s Alternative Plan to “School Changes”

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 26. Sponsored by Austin Voices in partnership with local community organizations, schools, churches, service providers, and businesses, HopeFest has become Austin's largest campus-based family resource fair. From a large [...]

By | 2019-11-05T18:03:38-06:00 November 5th, 2019|News|Comments Off on HopeFest ’19 Brings Resources to Northeast

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 starting Family Resource Centers and community schools, the two nonprofits will operate as Austin Voices for Education and Youth, housed at the TAP offices at 5221 Ledesma Rd., Austin, [...]

By | 2018-01-18T13:43:29-06:00 December 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Austin Voices (AVEY) and The Austin Project (TAP) Join Forces!

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 support for kids. In June 2016, parents at Hart Elementary, as well as several other campuses, found out that they would not have after school funding for the coming [...]

By | 2017-12-21T10:57:06-06:00 December 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fighting for After School Programs

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 barriers to learning and build strong community partnerships. Austin Voices started its work in 2007 and 2008 at Webb Middle School and Reagan High School, building partnerships to support [...]

By | 2017-12-21T10:55:07-06:00 December 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Expanding Community Schools

Building Community Through Festivals

This year, Austin Voices brought over 12,500 people and hundreds of partners together for community celebrations and resources fairs at 11 Austin ISD and El Paso ISD campuses. These gatherings strengthen bonds between campus and community, while providing important resources for families. Austin Voices goal over the past decade has been to provide a model [...]

By | 2018-05-20T17:56:23-05:00 December 20th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Building Community Through Festivals

AVEY Helps Launch New Allan Early Childhood Center

Since Fall 2013, AVEY has been facilitating planning for the former Allan Elementary building. An Early Childhood Center is underway, with adult classes and a STEM Resource Center in the works. The use of the building is the result of AVEY-led community meetings and a community school task force in 2013-14. The Early Childhood Center currently [...]

By | 2017-01-26T11:30:52-06:00 December 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Help Amplify Austin by Supporting Austin Voices!

Help Austin Voices rock Amplify Austin, a city-wide day of giving to raise millions to support nonprofits between 6 pm Thursday, March 20th and 6 pm Friday, March 21st! Our goal is to raise $5,000 for our Summer Youth Leadership Program at Eastside Memorial High school and $5,000 to support our statewide Save Texas Schools [...]

By | 2017-01-26T11:30:52-06:00 March 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments