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2015
Education Grant Recipient:

Council on At-Risk Youth

Project:

Youth Violence Prevention

Grant Award:

$80,000


Council on At-Risk Youth (CARY) focuses on youth in the Austin Independent School District with severe disciplinary issues that often result in suspension from school, removal to the disciplinary alternative education program, or removal to the juvenile justice alternative education program. CARY’s Youth Violence Prevention evidence-based program...

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2015
Education Grant Recipient:

Council on At-Risk Youth

Project:

Youth Violence Prevention


Council on At-Risk Youth (CARY) focuses on youth in the Austin Independent School District with severe disciplinary issues that often result in suspension from school, removal to the disciplinary alternative education program, or removal to the juvenile justice alternative education program. CARY’s Youth Violence Prevention evidence-based program teaches these at-risk youth positive social skills, anger management, empathy, and character education.  Students participating in the program show reduced behavioral incidents, improved attendance, and improved grades. The Impact Austin grant will enable the expansion of CARY’s Youth Violence Prevention program to Paredes Middle School where the organization can serve an additional 100 at-risk youth.

For more information, visit: http://cary4kids.org/


2015
Environment Grant Recipient:

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

Project:

Nature Bus Program

Grant Award:

$80,000


Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center (originally known as Westcave Preserve Corporation), established in 1976 to restore this spectacular Hill Country grotto, now encompasses a state-of-the-art Environmental Learning Center and an environmental education curriculum, which supports state-mandated learning objectives. Westcave is developing a Roadrunner Outdoor Adventure Bus program to eliminate one of...

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2015
Environment Grant Recipient:

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

Project:

Nature Bus Program


Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center (originally known as Westcave Preserve Corporation), established in 1976 to restore this spectacular Hill Country grotto, now encompasses a state-of-the-art Environmental Learning Center and an environmental education curriculum, which supports state-mandated learning objectives. Westcave is developing a Roadrunner Outdoor Adventure Bus program to eliminate one of the greatest barriers organizations face when taking kids on environmental outings: transportation. The Impact Austin funds will go towards the purchase and refurbishment of a used school bus, staff to develop the program and coordinate transportation availability, licensed and trained bus drivers, and development of a cross-organizational registration system. The bus will be used by Westcave as well as schools and other nonprofit organizations. Transportation scholarships will be available for underserved communities.

For more information, visit: http://westcave.org/


2015
Family Grant Recipient:

Catholic Charities of Central Texas

Project:

Family Based Immigration Legal Services

Grant Award:

$80,000


Catholic Charities of Central Texas works to strengthen families by meeting the needs of the most vulnerable members of our community. Their Immigration Legal Services program provides legal assistance at minimal cost to individuals and families eligible to apply for immigration benefits, with a focus on family reunification. Impact...

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2015
Health & Well-Being Grant Recipient:

Drive a Senior

Project:

Drive a Senior Van Program

Grant Award:

$80,000


For over 20 years, Drive a Senior has helped seniors remain in their home environments longer and stay active in their community by addressing their need for mobility and companionship. The organization will use the Impact Austin grant funds to expand their already successful pilot for the Senior's Van...

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2015
Health & Well-Being Grant Recipient:

Drive a Senior

Project:

Drive a Senior Van Program


For over 20 years, Drive a Senior has helped seniors remain in their home environments longer and stay active in their community by addressing their need for mobility and companionship. The organization will use the Impact Austin grant funds to expand their already successful pilot for the Senior's Van Program using vans as well as individual rides to support transportation and socialization needs of home-bound seniors, reaching more under-served seniors in a more efficient way. The Van Program will take groups of seniors to common destinations, allowing the seniors to make friends and minimize their loneliness. This program will provide 2,300 van rides to 200 unique seniors during the grant period.

For more information, visit: https://driveasenior.org/


2014
Culture Grant Recipient:

Anthropos Arts

Project:

Teaching More, Reaching More

Grant Award:

$100,000


Anthropos Arts connects low-income youth with Austin’s best musicians for free music lessons, mentoring, workshops, and performance opportunities in some of Austin’s best-known venues. The Teaching More, Reaching More project funded by Impact Austin’s grant will expand and deepen the impact by increasing...

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2014
Culture Grant Recipient:

Anthropos Arts

Project:

Teaching More, Reaching More


Anthropos Arts connects low-income youth with Austin’s best musicians for free music lessons, mentoring, workshops, and performance opportunities in some of Austin’s best-known venues. The Teaching More, Reaching More project funded by Impact Austin’s grant will expand and deepen the impact by increasing the number of students served from 110 to 150 and by doubling the number of lessons for every student. Through this project, the students will have individual music lessons with a professional musician, attend workshops with Grammy-winning artists, and perform for audiences at places like Stubb’s, Austin Music Hall, SXSW, and more. Anthropos Art’s musician instructors provide mentoring, teach life skills, serve as inspirational role models, and assist the students in obtaining scholarships to college.

For more information visit www.anthropos.org