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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
AVEY and Education Austin have been awarded a national grant to expand Community Schools in the Reagan Vertical Team. Read the Austin American-Statesman article here.
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 [...]
Oct. 26: AVEY’s Family Resource Centers are a key part of the safety net for the growing number of poor families in north Austin, according to the Austin American Statesman.