APIE is a nonprofit organization that connects the community and the classroom to promote academic excellence and personal success for all students in AISD.
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The 2022 Austin Marathon may be over, but we are still on the last leg of our own race! Team APIE will be accepting donations through Sunday, March 6. All money raised supports our programs with Austin ISD students. Education is a marathon, not a sprint, so every dollar counts!
Give today at: https://www.givengain.com/cc/teamapie/
We ran the miles (and the numbers) and thanks to you, the 2022 Austin Marathon was a big success for Team APIE!
👟8 Team APIE runners (some pictured here!)
👏49 Team APIE fundraisers (including runners)
❤️80 Marathon donations
Together, we raised $31,821, which includes a $10,000 matching gift from the Moody Foundation. Thank you for your support!
Thank you to Snooze, an A.M. Eatery and Trader Joe’s for providing coffee, breakfast, and snacks for our Austin Marathon aid station volunteers! On an early, chilly morning, it was awesome to have fuel for supporting and cheering on the runners.
We’re grateful to our 2022 Austin Marathon sponsors, including A+ Federal Credit Union, Bumble, and Cushman & Wakefield, along with ATX Promos who donated hats for us to give to Marathon volunteers! Thank you for helping us make this event a success.
A big THANK YOU to all of the fantastic volunteers who joined us at the Austin Marathon on Sunday, which included groups from A+ Federal Credit Union, Austin Young Chamber, UT Archery, UT Kappa Rho, Cedars International Academy, and Crockett Early College High School! We're so grateful we had an awesome crew supporting us at Mile 5.
We’re having a blast cheering on the runners this morning at the Austin Marathon! We cheered extra loud for Nigel Gombakomba, one of our awesome Math Classroom Coaches. You’re an APIE Superhero, Nigel!
The Austin Marathon is coming up this weekend! We're excited to share that we will have coffee, breakfast, and snacks at Mile 5 for our volunteers thanks to our friends at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery and Trader Joe's. It's not too late to join us! Sign up at: https://bit.ly/APIEaidstation
We're not surprised to see has been named one of the top 10 in the country by VolunteerMatch! We're continuously inspired by our compassionate volunteers and all the awesome nonprofits that make our city better.
Thank you, VolunteerMatch, for giving us a shoutout and for connecting us with many wonderful volunteers over the years. If you're in Austin and looking for a way to impact Austin ISD students, we have a place for you at APIE!
There's still time to volunteer at the Austin Marathon next Sunday, February 20! Join APIE at the Mile 5 aid station from 6:00 to 9:30 a.m. at 1919 South 1st Street (Morning Star Trading Company). Don't forget to set a reminder! We'll have coffee, water, and breakfast snacks on hand to jumpstart your morning. Come out and cheer on the runners with us!
Invite a friend and sign up here: https://bit.ly/APIEaidstation
We asked students in the P-TECH real estate program to share their experiences working with APIE's College Readiness Advocate, and these were some of their responses! Funded in part by the Greater Texas Foundation, this program helps prepare students for real estate careers after high school graduation. We’re proud to work with this bright group of students at Akins Early College High School!
We're just a few weeks away from the Austin Marathon! We still need 40 additional volunteers for the race on Sunday, February 20 from 6:00 to 9:30 a.m. Consider joining us and help us spread the word! All volunteers receive a complementary t-shirt, and we'll have coffee and snacks available. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/APIEaidstation.
DID YOU KNOW? APIE mentors range in age from 19 to 83! Just goes to show you can make a difference at any age. As we close out National Mentoring Month, we want to thank all of our mentors who strengthen our community by taking the time to connect with students each week.
Today is Thank Your Mentor Day, and we joined Communities In Schools of Central Texas and Seedling to celebrate Austin-area mentors at City Hall! The City of Austin Governmentissued a proclamation recognizing January as National Mentoring Month, presented by Mayor Pro Tem Alison Alter.
Dr. Alter said that making a difference in students lives’ requires “meaningful, individual connections and people willing to show up week after week to build those relationships.” We’re proud to have such a great group of mentors in our community who are champions for local students!
Mentoring amplifies meaningful connections that can stand the test of time! APIE mentor Sydney Benter says that her weekly lunch meetings with her mentee "survived middle school, a pandemic, wait-listed high school enrollment for her and a season of professional uncertainty for me. My mentee is dynamic, quick-witted and emotionally intelligent. We have great conversation and always pick right up where we left off!"
Thanks to Sydney for sharing her mentoring experience! You can learn more about our mentoring program and sign up to get matched with an Austin ISD student at austinpartners.org.
Our Math Classroom Coaching volunteers help increase students' self-confidence in their math skills! Sign up today to tutor small groups at three Austin ISD campuses: Covington M S, Dobie Middle School, and Martin Middle School. Register at: https://austinpartners.org/get-involved/math-classroom-coaching/
We're excited that groups from A+ Federal Credit Union and Austin Young Chamber will be with us at Mile 5 of the Austin Marathon on February 20! This is a great, one-time volunteer opportunity for large or small groups. Invite some friends, classmates, or colleagues to join you to hand out water and cheer on the runners! Sign up at: https://bit.ly/APIEaidstation
This week one of our awesome mentors named Bianca met with her mentee, and together they wrote down reasons why kids need mentors and adults should mentor in honor of National Mentoring Month!
We loved reading through their thoughts and wanted to share them with you. Mentoring truly has such a positive impact on students and mentors! If this has inspired you, visit austinpartners.org to learn how APIE mentoring works and get started.
We are hiring! Join us and become part of a team dedicated to helping Austin ISD students succeed. Learn more and apply at: https://austinpartners.org/about-austin-partners-in-education/join-our-team/
We're looking for 80+ volunteers to help us distribute water and cheer on the runners at the Austin Marathon! All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, and we'll have water, coffee, and snacks on hand. Get a group of friends together and join us on Sunday, February 20, from 6:00 - 9:30 a.m. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/APIEaidstation.
January is National Mentoring Month, and we're so grateful for all our amazing APIE mentors who show up each week for Austin ISD middle and high school students. Join us in celebrating I Am a Mentor Day by sharing your mentoring story and inspiring others to do the same!
Interested in becoming an APIE mentor? Learn more and sign up here: https://austinpartners.org/.../mentoring-with-aisd-students/
Making goals for 2022? Consider volunteering with APIE and Austin ISD students!
Our amazing volunteers work with middle and high school students on campus during the school day. There are opportunities to mentor students one-on-one and tutor small groups in math. It's a great way to make a difference!
Students need YOU this year more than ever. To learn more and sign up to volunteer, visit austinpartners.org.
Happy New Year from all of us at APIE! Here's to working together to create a brighter future by investing in Austin ISD students.
Our dedicated College Readiness and GEAR UP Advocates provide small-group tutoring for Austin ISD high school students. This additional guidance helps students reach their full potential! Join us in giving students a brighter future: https://austinpartners.org/donate-to-apie/
The Austin Marathon is less than two months away! There are lots of ways to support us for this event and get involved, including:
❤️VOLUNTEER: Join us at our aid station on race day, February 20, 2022! We will need 50-100 volunteers this year. This is a great one-time volunteer opportunity for individuals or groups. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/APIEaidstation
🏃♀️RUN: If you are running in the Marathon, you can select us as your benefiting charity and be a part of our team! Any funds you raise will go directly to support our work with students. Learn how to sign up here: https://austinpartners.org/apie_events/austin-marathon/
👏FUNDRAISE: You don't have to run to join our fundraising team! We're looking for 50 members this year. There's no minimum - every dollar counts! Learn how to sign up here: https://austinpartners.org/apie_events/austin-marathon
APIE was originally created in 1983 as Adopt-A-School by the Austin Independent School District and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce before becoming Austin Partners in Education, an independent 501(c)(3) in 2004. We work in partnership with Austin ISD to reinvent the urban-school experience and build a talent pipeline of local students to grow the regional economy. Since our founding, we have trained and placed more than 16,000 tutors and mentors, who have supported over 35,000 Austin ISD students.
Our academic support and mentoring programs increase access to higher education. We utilize best practice learning models with proven results that have received recognition from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and have been cited as an example of Better Use of Community Resources by the U.S. Department of Education. We were also honored by the White House Initiative in Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
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