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.
Friends of the Children Austin
Friends Austin Literacy and Educational Equity
The Impact Austin grant will provide 67% of funding for the Friends Austin Literacy and Educational Equity initiative. The initiative will have two key components: a summer intervention called Book Camp; and a year-round Education Program Manager who will also oversee Book Camp. The goal is to help ensure children in the program are reading at grade level.
The initiative will:
Counteract three key risk factors associated with poverty: early parenting, incomplete education, and involvement in the juvenile justice system
Utilize trained bilingual tutors for Book Camp, who work individually and consistently with children on their specific literacy needs
Grant in progress. Check out their finalist video!