At Austin Achieve Public Schools, we are very proud and grateful for all of the Professional Community Partners we have. Below you can find the organizations that we work closely with as well as the programs they support our AAPS community with.


United Way for Greater Austin

Program: Bright by Text (BBT) is a free text-based service that allows caregivers of young children prenatal to eight years of age to sign up to receive 2-5 messages per week about child development and parenting from quality content providers such as Vroom, PBS, and Bright By Three. Caregivers also receive 1-2 texts per week about local resources and events that can be targeted to specific zip codes or child age groups. 

More information here.


Hungry Souls

Hungry Souls is an Austin-based non-profit that partners with schools across Central Texas to provide weekend and school break meals for students and their families. They provide opportunities for food-insecure children to succeed, thrive, and break the cycle of poverty.

More information here.


Brighter Bites

Brighter Bites is a nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands. We teach them how to use it and track their behavior change. We make it fun. We make it free.

More information here.


Apple Tree Learning Institute

We believe that AppleTree can be instrumental in closing the achievement gap before children enter kindergarten and that doing so will transform the lives of the children we teach and our country as we support more communities by sharing what we've learned.

More informartion here.


Austin Soundwaves

Austin Soundwaves serves student musicians across the greater Austin area, providing diverse opportunities for learners of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. In our most recently completed fiscal year, we worked with more than 1,100 students through 23 school partnerships and community programs.

More information here.


Families Empowered

Families Empowered is a non-profit organization that offers free service to families in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Tarrant County. They help families understand and navigate Texas school choice and all of the educational options available to them.

More information here.


Mission Capital

Mission Capital are a team of individuals who care deeply about relationships and are passionate about serving the people who serve the community. They are thought partners, connectors and stewards. A nonprofit themselves, they support, strengthen and uplift Central Texas nonprofits and their champions. 

More information here.


Literacy First

Literacy First partners with school districts to ensure all children are reading at or above grade level by third grade.

More information here.


Half Helen Foundation

half Helen is an Austin-area nonprofit organization that operates a mobile eye clinic, which provides comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses to eligible patients. Patients are referred to half Helen by their community health organization and are seen by licensed optometrists onboard the mobile eye clinic, optical Prime. Services delivered through the Vision Voucher Program are provided at no charge to the patient once every two years. Should a patient request a second exam before two years they must obtain approval from their community health organization. It is through the Vision Voucher Program that half Helen has been able to make vision care accessible to entire families. 

More information here.


African American Youth Harvest Foundation

The African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) is a culturally competent and collaborative initiative developed to support youth and families though school and community-based programs.

More information here.


YMCA Extend-A-Care 

The Greater Austin YMCA has been providing Afterschool Care and Summer Day Camp for more than 50 years.

More information here.


UT OnRamps

OnRamps prepares students and teachers for success in the classroom and beyond. They build partnerships across K12 and higher education to raise the bar on dynamic experiences that advance student success while lowering barriers to access and opportunity.

More information here.


Community Care

More information here.


TerryTown Pharmacy

More information here.

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Dasena Inc

More information here.



EcoRise mobilizes a new generation of leaders to design healthy, just, and thriving communities for all.
EcoRise works at the intersection of sustainability education, climate resilience, and environmental justice by elevating youth voices and advancing student-led solutions to real-world challenges. They offer a range of curricula and programs for students, teachers, school districts, and partners, designed to advance environmental literacy, sustainable schools, and equitable access to green career pathways.

More information here.

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Seedling’s mission is to mitigate the impact of parental incarceration on children in Central Texas through school-based mentoring.

More information here.


Common Threads

Common Threads is a national nonprofit that supports food as medicine. We inspire communities to embrace healthy cooking, healthy eating and the celebration of culture by providing children, families and educators with hands-on cooking and nutrition education classes. 

More information here.


Steve Hicks School of Social Work

More information here.


St. Edwards University

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