We are excited to announce our partnership with Austin ISD to implement a new volunteer management platform at austinisd.voly.org. Please note that all volunteer registration for VOLY platform will start on August 8th, 2024. Austin ISD's VOLY portal will start accepting applications for specific volunteer and campus programs on August 15th, 2024.

A Slice of APIE: February 2024 Newsletter

Dear APIE Friends and Supporters,

If you’re reading this newsletter, chances are that you agree with the notion that caring adults showing up for students makes a big difference.  I couldn’t agree more and always love when we get our program evaluation results back and can see both the qualitative and quantitative data from our students that support this theory!  Not only do our students tell us that our APIE Programs are helping them, but our evaluation results show us that their academic self-confidence and learning improved.  We’ve also seen that our students’ attendance at school is better than those who do not receive APIE support.  There is no doubt that our awesome volunteers and staff make students want to come school more. Because you show up, they show up!

We are so fortunate to have hundreds of dedicated volunteers working alongside our quality staff to deliver individualized academic and mentoring support to over 2,000 students every week.  Do not doubt that you are making a difference for our students, the data doesn’t lie!

Stay tuned for the release of our full annual Program Evaluation report in the coming weeks…and in the meantime, let’s keep showing up for students!

With gratitude, 

Cathy Jones, Ph.D. | Executive Director

 

The Austin Marathon is This Sunday

Time to lace up those running shoes! The Maratón de Austin will take place bright and early this Sunday, February 18. APIE will once again be at Mile 5 of the race, and we’re excited to have a great crew of volunteers this year. 

Thanks to you, we have raised over $18,000 so far to support Austin ISD students. You can help us move the needle even higher by making a gift on our main GivenGain campaign page or by supporting a specific funder’s campaign (scroll to the end of the page to see all funders).

We’re grateful for your support, which helps us go the distance for local students. We couldn’t do this important work without you.

Meet Our Marathon Sponsors

Thank you to our generous 2024 Austion Marathon sponsors, including A+ Federal Credit Union y Cushman & Wakefield. As a Sprinter Level Sponsor, A+ FCU was recently featured in a special guest post on our blog. Check it out to learn more about our partner and the incredible work they do in our community! 

Make a Difference in Students’ Lives in 2024

Don’t miss your chance to join us on an Austin ISD campus this school year as an APIE volunteer! Registration is still open throughout February for Coaching en el aula de matemáticas y Secondary Mentoring. For an hour each week, you can make a difference. Sign up today on our sitio web. Reach out to us with any questions at volunteer@austinpartners.org. Thank you for supporting local students!

Make A Unique Partnership Between Crockett Early College High School and UT Terry Scholars

January was National Mentoring Month, and as part of our celebration of mentoring we shared a Q&A highlighting the great volunteer work UT Terry Scholars do at Crockett Early College High School. We spoke with GEAR UP Specialist Odera Anyasinti about how the partnership began and the positive impact mentoring and volunteering have had on students’ lives. Check out the full interview on our Blog.

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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!