OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We have learned alongside our Community Partners as they have faced challenges, overcome barriers, and achieved extraordinary successes. Find out more about each project and the outcomes below.

YEAR

2019

GRANT CATEGORY

Community

GRANT AMOUNT

$100,000

Con Mi MADRE

Organization:

Con Mi MADRE

Con Mi MADRE

Project Title:

Lifting Latinos out of Poverty through Education

Project Description:   

Con Mi MADRE is a two-generation organization that empowers young Latinas and their mothers through education and support services that increase preparedness, participation, and success in post-secondary education. Con Mi MADRE translates to ‘with my mother,’ which exemplifies a unique programming element -- the organization intentionally engages mothers in their daughter's educational journey from 6th grade through college graduation. Con Mi MADRE contributes to increasing college completion rates among Latina youth and decreasing the cycle of poverty. 


With support from Impact Austin, Con Mi MADRE will reach an additional 180 mother-daughter teams in Central Texas.

Grant Status:   

Con Mi MADRE was forced to adapt plans for our $100,000 Community Grant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, Con Mi MADRE served 418 students in grades 6-12, 409 mothers, and 50 college students. They provided 14 group meetings for students in grades 6-12 and three virtual college academies and one weeklong college fair through #Collegeforall.


The students achieved the following:

  • 18 scholarships to H.S. seniors and college students 

  • 59% earned GPAs of 3.0 or higher 

  • 78% enrolled in advanced or dual-credit courses 

  • 83% were planning their futures after high school 

  • 58% were setting goals and achieving them 


COVID pivots included: 

  • Virtual programming. In-person college visits also went virtual. 

  • Support and resources offered to some participants affected by COVID and by winter storms 

  • Some Impact Austin grant funds were converted to salaries and travel.

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Related Reports:

Grant Outcomes Report