We’ve been busy…
…and we are ready for an incredible start to an exciting 2023-2024 school year! We couldn’t do this work without our dedicated staff, our amazing volunteers, and generous donors; so I hope you are ready to engage us to support Austin ISD students in their learning journey this year. We know that caring adults who show up consistently for students make a big difference in how students feel about their school experience and about their future. We all have an essential role to play to help students succeed.
This year is an extra special year for us for two very important reasons: first, we are celebrating our 20th APIE Anniversary! We’ll have more information in the coming months about how we will celebrate this important milestone with you. And second, our cohort of GEAR UP students, whom we began working with during the spring of their 6th grade year, will be graduating from high school this May! What a distinct privilege it’s been working alongside them as they have evolved into high school seniors. We are so proud of them!
I look forward to seeing you out in the community as we embark on what will surely be an incredible year.
Cathy Jones, Ph.D. | Executive Director
P.S. Check out these great photos of the APIE team at our recent staff retreat, where we met to prepare for the new school year!
We are excited to announce that Mga Kasosyo sa Austin sa Edukasyon has a new mission: to provide college and career readiness support through individualized academic and mentoring programs to prepare students for success. Why the change? As we near our 20ika anniversary, we wanted our mission to better reflect our work, both now and moving forward. What hasn’t changed? Our commitment to students is stronger than ever, and this new mission sharpens our focus on programming that is tailored to students and their needs and goals. We appreciate your support and invite you to join us on this new journey as we enter the next 20 years of APIE!
Join us on an Austin ISD campus this year as an APIE volunteer! Registration is now live on our website! For only about an hour each week, you can make a big difference in students’ lives! Visit our website to learn more about Pagtuturo sa Silid ng Matuwid at Secondary Mentoring.
Interested in signing up, but still have some questions? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would be willing to share our volunteer opportunities with your place of work, worship, or other organizations, you can download and share an electronic flyer. We can also organize an in-person or virtual information session about volunteering with groups of any size. We appreciate your help spreading the word about volunteering! Email Ashley Yeaman, our Communications & Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, at email@example.com, for more information.
We are happy to welcome three new members to the APIE Board, including:
Thank you to Garrett Groves and Emily Wright for their service as they end their time on the board. We are also grateful for Mark Williams, who will be transitioning to our Advisory Board.
We are pleased to share that we are once again an official charity of the Austin Marathon! The marathon will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024. There are many ways to get involved and support us for this event, including: