We are excited to announce our partnership with Austin ISD to implement a new volunteer management platform at austinisd.voly.org. Please note that the current APIE portal will no longer be accepting applications as of June 26.

Time Warner, Coaching, and Connections

Today we’d like to do a Shout Out to our friends at Time Warner here in Austin. Their generosity enabled us to receive more than $40,000 of in-kind public service announcements this year during our summer Call for Volunteer Classroom Coaches. Getting that kind of coverage at no charge is something for which all of us here are enormously grateful. Thanks for helping us fill Austin classrooms with coaches and mentors!

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Speaking of Time Warner and classrooms, have you joined in their big initiative, Connect a Million Minds? This project is designed to connect hundreds of thousands of young people with after-school  opportunities that inspire them to develop interest, knowledge and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – STEM subjects.

I recently took the pledge (a non-binding commitment to help a young person stay excited about and engaged with STEM subjects) and typed in my niece’s zip code with my name. The Connect a Million Minds “Connectory” database lets me see what sort of activities are going on within an hour or so of her home. It gives us fun ideas of things we can go do together too.

She’s  a bright 14-year-old  Latina who is showing exceptional skills in Math and Science. What could be more exciting than to support that curiosity? She’s my future, and she’s your future too. The U.S. lags behind internationally in Science in Math and we need to focus time and energy, both personally and professionally, on closing that gap by guaranteeing the success of kids in school now.  Our Classroom Coaching programs and volunteers are helping, but what we all choose to do at home helps a lot too.

Thanks Time Warner. Here’s to Connect a Million Minds. See what you think about this video. Better yet, see what the young people you know think.

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Austin Partners in Education will be closed beginning Friday, December 22 and ending Friday, January 5. We will return to normal business hours on Monday, January 8. All emails, phone calls, and volunteer background check applications will be completed upon our return. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Happy Holidays!

Austin Partners in Education cerrará comenzando el viernes 22 de diciembre y hasta el viernes 5 de enero. Volveremos al horario comercial normal el lunes 8 de enero. Todos los correos electrónicos, llamadas telefónicas y solicitudes de verificación de antecedentes de voluntarios se completarán a nuestro regreso. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión. ¡Felices Fiestas!

Volunteer registration is closed for most AISD campuses until next school year. Registration will remain open for schools that are seeking volunteers for summer programming.

If you’d like to be notified when registration for APIE’s Mentoring and Math Classroom Coaching programs are open for 2024-2025, sign up to be on our early notification email list!