Consuelo Mendez Middle School Host Free Legal Workshop for Immigrants!

Legal Workshops Flyer - April



April 26, 2014, Martin Middle School will be hosting a Community Resource Fair from 11 AM to 2 PM. This is a free public event that will have various local non-profits and city agencies on site along with family health screenings, children activities, immigration workshops, and door prizes.

Martin Resource Fair

Click Here for Community Resource Fair Flyer in Spanish.



conf1TAP staff Donna Hagey and Blanca Herrera attended the Community Schools: The Engine of Opportunity conference, April 9-11, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Coalition for Community Schools is a national forum that reflects the Coalition’s commitment to equal opportunity for all students and the belief that community schools, with their deep and sustained partnerships between schools and community resources, are the “engine” that will prepare young people to succeed.

The conference brought forward the growing awareness and discussion of the important of student engagement in learning, and the influence of out-of-school conf3factors, including poverty on student achievement.  Some of the Key Speakers at the conference included, Chris Edley, Chair of the Commission on Equity and Excellence, David Johns, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, Ira Harkavy, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and California State Senator, Carol Liu.

conf2More information about Community Schools initiatives from the conference will be featured in TAP’s next Newsletter.




TAP Remembers Long Time Donor J. Chrys Dougherty III                

424463_0_424463_207129_20140223TAP remembers longtime Texan and substantial benefactor of the community, J. Chrys Dougherty III.  Chrys’s name has been long synonymous with donating to multiple causes in the community like The Austin Project.   Chrys served on the Board of Directors at The Austin Project and was instrumental in helping to strengthen families and in improving education in east Austin.  A memorial service will be held at University Presbyterian church at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 1.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Chrys’s honor can be made to The Austin Project, 5221 Ledesma Road, Austin, TX 78721 – Click here for more information.

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The FCR Open House/Happy Hour Was A Hit!

The TAP Board Members and Mendez Middle School Music Students

 TAP Board Members and Martin Middle School Music Students

The March 20th open house event helped to kick-off TAP’s participation in the 2014 Amplify Austin Day of Giving campaign with good friends, good food, and a great opportunity to learn about all the wonderful resources the FRCs offers to the community.  Special thanks to Alejandro Tijerina, the Music Director at Martin Middle School and the Martin Middle School Classical Guitar and Orchestra students who showcased a wealth of beautiful pieces of music that enchanted the audience and added the perfect touch to the event. Click Here to see event photos.

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Thank You For Amplifying The Austin Project!


AmplifyAustin2014LogoRoundThe Austin Project would like to thank all the donors that gave during the 2014 Amplify Austin Day of Giving.  Thank you for your generous contributions.



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