Amplify Austin raised over $2.8 million in support of 300+ nonprofit organizations in Central Texas, including The Austin Project (TAP) during March 4-5. We were amazed at the generosity and giving-spirit that was unleashed.
TAP would like to express our gratitude to those of you who chose to honor TAP with a contribution and especially to those of you who contributed anonymously—whom we cannot thank personally, but are so moved by your support of our work and mission. We also send a shout out! to Patsy Woods Martin and the good folks at I Live Here, I Give Here for their imaginative and well organized effort on behalf of so many organizations and Austin community needs. Congratulations, Austin, for flexing a BIG philanthropic muscle and to all organizations who Amplifyed their efforts!
If by chance you missed the Amplify Austin 24 hour extravaganza—not a problem! – you can still contribute to TAP anytime by clicking HERE!
Amplify TAP! TODAY!!! Give the Austin Community the opportunity to stretch your contribution right now!!! Link to our page; send The Austin Project your support when it counts the most!
Help TAP to : LIFT UP families and neighborhoods through our school-based Family Resource Centers in greater Dove Springs and in Central East Austin. We serve/work with 3500 families a year through evidence-based case management, campus coordination of services, production of community wide health fairs, school transition programs for middle schools and elementary schools across the City.
GROW: Safe schools, Healthy Students and Families by serving as a coordinator of school-based support services and resources, by linking and leveraging thousands of dollars that support low income schools, by advocating for and developing impactful school and community partnerships through monthly Community/School Alliance meetings in each community TAP serves.
PROMOTE EARLY LITERACY: through partnerships with UT Austin and TAP that provide outstanding Tutor/Mentors for children at Ortega Elementary School. More than 14,000 hours of tutoring for more than 1,400 children, with 91% showing improved academic performance and engagement in school since 2005!
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The UT School of Social Work invites you to Beyond Immigration: Why a Dysfunctional Immigration System Hurts All Americans; Why All Americans Must Contribute to a Solution, which will be held November 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the UTOPIA theatre, School of Social Work. TAP’s own Leonor Vargas, LMSW, director of the Mendez Family Resource Center, will be joining the reaction panel to share her thoughts. More information is available here, or by contacting Carrie Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.