4–H Capital | SPARKS
4-H Capital’s SPARKS program provides extra-curricular educational opportunities in science and technology to children from elementary and middle schools in low-income and limited-resource areas of Austin.
For the Children
Fueled by the belief that every student should have basic school supplies at the beginning of each school year regardless of socioeconomic status, For the Children provides school supplies to Texas public-school students based on need.
A.I.S.D. | Widen Early Learning Program

As stay-at-home parents are becoming less common, early learning programs are playing an important role in the education process. The Widen program is helping to overcome a shortage of such programs for minority mothers in Southeast Austin.

Furaha House | African Youth Education

Furaha House strives to assist African refugee and immigrant families in achieving self-sufficiency through culturally competent services and multidisciplinary programs; and by establishing a diverse, dynamic and sustainable community.

ACE Academy | Saturday Wonders
Saturday Wonders is an outreach program serving low-SES gifted students who are unable to attend ACE Academy. Saturday Wonders offers a unique, multi-disciplinary, creative curriculum designed by gifted-experienced teachers.
GEMS United | GEMS

The purpose of G.E.M.S is to foster sisterhood, leadership, academics, integrity, personal growth development, and philanthropy.

African American Youth Harvest Foundation | African American Youth Resource Center Programming

African American Youth Harvest Foundation provides free resources to under served at risk youth and their families in Austin.  Their objective is to provide an one-stop shop of services for high-risk, low resource minority youth to develop century skills leaders.

Girl Scouts | Uniquely ME! Self Esteem Program

The uniquely ME! Self-Esteem Program addresses the issue of low self-esteem among girls aged 8-17 by offering a curriculum that builds an understanding of self-esteem and how to foster it in themselves and in others.

American YouthWorks | On-Campus Student Daycare

American YouthWorks is dedicated to empowering at-risk youth through education, service and green jobs training. Its approach to education and community service has enabled thousands of would-be dropouts to complete high school and find employment.

Girlstart | STEM Saturdays

Girlstart was founded in 1997 to reverse the decline in the number of girls, particularly minority girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, in computer programs. Girlstart offers free, themed, hands-on STEM Saturday Workshops for 1st-8th grade girls.

Assistance League of Austin | Operation School Bell
Operated by the Assistance League of Austin, Operation School Bell provides children with enough clothing to be able to wear something fresh to school every day as well as essential school supplies such as backpacks.
Growing Roots

Growing Roots provides classes and support groups that inform, connect and support parents of children with special needs. They believe all families, regardless of cultural, linguistic or socioeconomic differences, deserve an opportunity to support their child.

Austin Bat Cave | Kealing Writing Project

Austin Bat Cave is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for kids, connecting a diverse population of young writers and learners with a vibrant community of adult volunteers in Austin.

Heart House | Heart House North and South

More than ever before, children are coming home from school to empty homes. Heart House offers a free after-school program dedicated to providing a safe haven and academic support to low-income children.

Austin Partners in Education | Tech Corp Program
Austin Partners in Education’s goal is to help students gain the technological and academic skills and the self-confidence they need to become successful learners, while reaching their potential in the community.
Huston-Tillotson University | Project Success
TAKS is a test used in Texas schools to assess students' reading, writing, math, science and social studies skills. Project Success develops testing skills and offers college prep for youth who are struggling.
Austin Voices for Education and Youth | Stand-Up

Austin Voices for Education and Youth mobilizes the community to improve public education and expand opportunities for Austin’s youth. Together with community leaders, young people, parents and educators, they build successful schools in strong neighborhoods.

Jacob Fontaine Museum | Afterschool Programs for Youth

Much of what historically made East Austin unique is being lost as fewer older residents are around to pass on the oral history of the area. The Jacob Fontaine Museum is involving young people in preserving that history.

Austin Youth River Watch | Growing River Watch

AYRW is a multi-year, year long program combining peer mentoring with intensive environmental education.  The students collect, analyze, and publish water quality data from Austin area streams and rivers to report to local and statewide agencies.

Junior Achievement of Central Texas | Economic Empowerment for Underserved Youth

Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

Badgerdog Literary Publishing | Youth Voices in Ink
Youth Voices in Ink is an after-school support program in creative writing that puts talented writers and teachers from nationally recognized programs in the service of middle and high school students.
Just Community, LLC | JETAs Leadership Program

JUST supports as a powerful tool to unlock resources and create opportunity. Their programs create community and provide capital and coaching in support of the entrepreneurial skills and work ethic that our clients already possess.

BLF Foundation

The mission of the BLF Foundation is to retain, develop, and graduate college students increasing the number of future leaders in careers and communities.

Keep Austin Beautiful | Green Teens

KAB provides resources and education to inspire individuals and the Austin community toward greater environmental stewardship. Green Teens utilizes green spaces throughout East Austin to introduce teenagers to the natural environment.

Bookspring | Family Fun Nights

BookSpring creates opportunities for families to move their children successfully along the continuum of literacy development. Their programs target low literacy families, coaching them to optimize the critical early months of their child’s brain development.

Latinitas | Multimedia Enrichment Program

Latinitas is focused on empowering Hispanic girls through media and technology. With a variety of enriching experiences, girls discover their voice and develop media skills while building a foundation for the future.

Boys & Girls Club of South Central Texas-Texas Preparatory School | After School Program

They are dedicated to ensure that disadvantaged young people have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

LaunchPad The Center | Building Dreams Project

The LaunchPad After School program is geared towards mentoring and modeling to teach and demonstrate leadership and other essential life skills to help students succeed in their academic and everyday life.

Breakthrough Austin | College Persistance Program

Breakthrough Austin creates first-generation college graduates. Breakthrough admits students in middle school and provides intensive, academically rigorous programming for three to four summers, year-round case management, and personalized, long-term support. 

Making Awesome Things Happen | Mobile Tutoring Program

Making Awesome Things Happen (M.A.T.H.) is a community based nonprofit volunteer organization, dedicated to improving mathematical performance in economically disadvantaged students by sharpening basic fundamental mathematical skills.

Casa Marianella | Niños Adelante

Casa Marianella is an emergency shelter providing housing for recently-arrived immigrants and refugees in Austin. 

Mission: Possible | Project Hope Austin

The mission of Project HOPE is to empower inner city youth and families to live positive, productive and successful lives by promoting academic success and the understanding and practice of positive life and leadership skills.

Catholic Charities of Central Texas | Young Parents Succeed

Young parents work with an education specialist in one-on-one sessions to identify key personal and professional goals that can be incorporated into a long-term work plan for achieving self-sufficiency.

Mission: Possible | Project Hope

Mission: Possible! Austin’s vision is to see generational transformation in under-resourced areas through Christ-centered community development. Project Hope and Let's Read programs service youth and their families by providing parent training and support.

Changing Expectations | STEM Innovation Clubs

Creating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning opportunities for African American, Hispanic, and other traditionally underserved students as well as their teachers and parents.

Outside The Box Dropout Prevention | eSTEMos

Has purpose of reducing Austin's dropout rate. Their mission is to provide students, families and volunteers a strong educational partner outside the school environment.

Channel Austin | iYouth Media Institute

The iYouth Media Institute offers hands-on training alongside video professionals to the next generation of filmmakers. We implement the fundamentals of digital storytelling in our programs, giving complete creative control to students with the encouragement to tell their personal stories and reflect on their communities.

PelotonU | PelotonU

PelotonU’s mission is to increase college graduation rates for working adults by blending online education with in-person support. Any student with the will and drive to graduate from college can earn a degree, regardless of geography or economics.


Code2College is a multi-year, career prep and college access program that leverages local technical talent to teach coding and web development skills (on a volunteer basis) to traditionally underrepresented students in order to push them to and through college, and into STEM career.

Phoenix Arising Academy | Take Flight Youth

Phoenix Arising Academy develops unique learning experiences that empower, challenge and inspire economically disadvantaged youth to embrace a deeper understanding of science, technology and engineering through aviation.

College Forward | East Austin College Prep
Seeking to dramatically improve the college-going rate for low-income students by equalizing access to higher education, College Forward provides the support and assistance needed to apply to college and earn degrees.
Pip Start | Master Builder

Pip Start’s objective is to nurture young people by teaching them essential life skills, helping them to build character and by working to improve academic performance particularly in math, engineering and science.

Communities in Schools | X-Y Zone

Communities in Schools is a dropout prevention program. Through campus-based programs and special projects, a network of volunteers, social services, businesses, and community resources work together to break down barriers and help students succeed.

Reach Out and Read | ROR for Infants in Clinics

Introducing children to reading at an early age promotes literacy and success in school. The primary goal of the Reach Out and Read Program is to enrich the parent-provider-patient relationship and increase reading time in the home.

Con Mi Madre | Middle School Expansion Program

Con Mi Madre works to increase the representation of Hispanic women in post-secondary education through a focus on education and social support services to girls and their mothers.

Reading is Fundamental | Family Fun Nights
For children in economically disadvantaged surroundings, learning to read can be difficult. Family Fun Nights is a literacy program that focuses on showing parents how to create print rich environments in their homes.
Council for At-Risk Youth | STARY

Nearly 60% of boys classified as bullies by age 14 go on to be convicted of at least one crime by age 24. STARY (Successful Transitioning for At-Risk Youth) is working to reduce that statistic.

River City Youth Foundation | I Can Be Me – Dove Springs
Dove Springs is one of the areas of Texas most at risk for juvenile delinquency. RCYF focuses its efforts on programs aimed at helping youth lead happier lives, obtain a good education and experience success.
E4 Youth | College Mentors in the Classroom-Expansion

E4 Youth helps bridge the gap between underserved youth and creative commercial arts careers. Since it’s inception, E4 Youth has worked directly with over 700 students. Their holistic mission is accomplished through 3 programs: College Mentors in the Classroom, the Youth Media Project (YMP) and Shadow the Pros.

The Austin Project | St. John's Community Project

TAP develops and implements innovative ways to help children, youth and families overcome barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Eastside Community Connection | Start Up

Eastside Community Connection is a student-run nonprofit that provides basic needs assistance to low-income residents of east Austin to address issues such as poverty, hunger, and access to education.

The Thinkery | Family Learning Nights

The Austin Children's Museum believes every child deserves educational opportunities beyond those the schools can offer. ACM creates innovative learning experiences for children and families that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.

Extend-A-Care for Kids | Club Impact

Extend-A-Care for Kids supports families, schools, employers, and communities by providing enriching, affordable, licensed childcare. Outdoor and indoor activities are offered including time for reading and homework, supervised sports, field trips and creative arts.

True Light Day Care & Learning Center | Technology for Youth
The True Light Day Care Center’s technology program operates all year and remains open on weekends and school holidays. Youth use the center to complete homework, type reports and surf the internet for ‘child-friendly’ activities.