MARTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL HOST A COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR
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.
Click Here for Community Resource Fair Flyer in Spanish.
TAP’s STAFF ATTENDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL CONFERENCE
TAP 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 factors, 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.
TAP Remembers Long Time Donor J. Chrys Dougherty III
TAP 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.