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.
Austin Soundwaves is an arts education nonprofit serving nearly 700 students in the Austin metro area, with the mission of making music learning accessible and equitable for all. Working directly with school and community partners, Austin Soundwaves offers programming in band, orchestra, and mariachi, as well as interdisciplinary arts and creative youth development programs like the Draylen Mason Fellows and the Dr. Teresa Lozano Long Fellowship.
The grant is unrestricted and awarded in support of the mission and programs of Austin Soundwaves.
The Impact Austin grant was applied to Austin Soundwaves’ private lessons program: one-on-one intensive lessons for students across several Title I schools. Our funding served 25 students. Austin Soundwaves leveraged our grant to secure additional funding from private individuals, thus supporting more than 70 students overall.