Austin Voices for Education and Youth creates community collaboration to strengthen families, support kids and improve schools. We believe our public schools can serve as powerful hubs for bringing neighborhoods, families and students together to achieve positive change.

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“Austin Voices for Education and Youth is the most successful model for building community schools that I’ve seen in my three-decades career in public education.”
Dr. Paul Cruz , Austin ISD Superintendent

Recap: HopeFest ‘15


On October 17th, over 4,000 people from all over Austin came together for HopeFest! Click here to learn more.

AVEY News & Updates

HopeFest and Harvest Fest Draw Huge Crowds

AVEY’s two fall festivals, HopeFest at Reagan HS and Harvest Fest at Eastside Memorial HS, drew over 5,000 people and almost 200 exhibitors. HopeFest, in its [...]

AVEY Receives Two Grants to Expand Community Schools in AISD

AVEY has been awarded a $2.5 million federal Full Services Community School grant to support the Lanier HS Vertical Team and a grant, in partnership with [...]

AVEY Helps Launch New Allan Early Childhood Center

Since Fall 2013, AVEY has been facilitating planning for the former Allan Elementary building. An Early Childhood Center is underway, with adult classes and a STEM Resource [...]

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AVEY’s impact, by the numbers




served annually with wraparound services through six Family Resource Centers


engaged in 2015 in campus events and planning


mobilized to support public education since 2011 through Save Texas Schools