Agencies indicated by a star have been thoroughly audited for both efficiency and outcomes by one of the following large grantors: Austin Community Foundation, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Impact Austin, Junior League of Austin and/or United Way Capital Area within the last two years.
Some find it shocking that in a city like Austin, nearly half of our kindergartners lack a strong foundation in the language and literacy experiences that are critical for success in learning to read. ACE provides low income schools with highly trained tutors to ensure that children advance to grade level in reading before third grade.
Since 1994, ACE: A Community for Education has provided over one million hours of service to Austin families, teaching children how to read in Austin public schools.
ACE is a program of the Charles A. Dana Center, an organized research unit of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, but does not receive operating funds from UT. ACE is supported by donations from people like you and grants from foundations, corporations, and government entities.
BookSpring provides reading experiences, tools, and books to children and their families so they can develop a desire to read and succeed in school. It is our goal to establish a life-long love of reading, motivate children and their families to read more often, and increase the number of age- and culturally-competent children’s books in their homes. Using nationally-recognized model programs, BookSpring effectively engages children in learning to read, thus improving their long-term educational success. All of our programs target low-income, minority children and their families in the greater Austin area that lack access to books, libraries and reading opportunities. Through a range of programs we offer and through our partnerships with a broad spectrum of community organizations, schools, childcare centers, and health care facilities, we are uniquely qualified to fight the battle against childhood illiteracy in the Austin Area.
Mobilizes providers, learners, employers, educators, policy makers and others to create a central Texas community that is 100% literate, employable, and engaged. The Coalition plays a central role in coordinating and supporting high-quality literacy services throughout Central Texas including services for speakers of other languages, adult basic education, family literacy, workplace literacy, and health literacy.
A summer camp for children with dyslexia and related disorders. Friendships are grown, self-confidence fostered, and talents developed. Promotes both uniqueness of each child and develops their social interactions. Reading and writing are critical components and are provided in an environment where children feel safe, nurtured, and appreciated.