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.
The Contemporary Austin
Seeing Special Things
Seeing Special Things is The Contemporary Austin’s innovative outreach program for Title I schools in the Austin Independent School District. Throughout the 37 year history of Seeing Special Things, more than 18,000 children have participated in this art education program designed to build visual literacy skills and inspire learning in the museum environment.
This grant would allow The Contemporary Austin to engage more deeply with the community by bringing exhibitions of student work to every school served through the program, where more students, families, and members of the surrounding community can participate, and by hiring a bilingual educator for Seeing Special Things.
The funding from Impact Austin enabled The Contemporary Austin to expand their long-running, outreach program "Seeing Special Things" by hiring a part-time bilingual educator.
With more than half the students in the program as English-language learners, the new educator helped deepen their ability to connect with all of the students.