"Stand Up for Schools" is Austin Voices' annual fundraiser and awards luncheon, recognizing parent, student, teachers and community partners who have demonstrated outstanding support for public education. This year's keynote speaker is Charles Foster Johnson, co-director of Pastors for Texas Children. Pastor Johnson is a leading advocate for public schools, both throughout Texas and nationally, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
Austin Voices, along with its Save Texas School programs, is sponsoring the Texas Community Schools Summit June 13-15, 2016 in Austin, TX. Co-sponsored by Austin ISD and Texas AFT, the summit will provide tools for building thriving community school efforts. Individuals and teams will have time to plan, attend workshops on key topics and network [...]