October 2018 Newsletter: A Slice of APIE

October 2018

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Our Mentoring and Math Classroom Coaching programs are officially back in full swing! From students and teachers to staff here at APIE, we are so grateful for your commitment to supporting the success of young Austinites. Thank you! In this issue, be sure to check out tips and testimonials from our community members.

Refer a Friend | Spread the Word About APIE

IMG_2025“The mentorship you give students really makes a difference in their lives. Volunteers are needed in all schools.  Please sign up to help and make a difference in a child’s life. -Joan, APIE Math Classroom Coach

“Not only does my mentee get excited about me coming every week, but his friends do, too. We really need more volunteers.” -Derrick, APIE Mentor

We are still looking to fill spots in our Math Classroom Coaching and Mentoring programs! Have you asked your friends, coworkers, or neighbors, “Do you like working with students?  Can you give one hour a week to enrich the education of  a young learner?”  We would love for them to join APIE! Click here to register.

Listen to more testimonials about volunteering with APIE here.

Quick Bites of APIE | Tips for Math Classroom Coaches

  • Relationships are an essential part of learning.  Spend time getting to know your students.  Make sure you know their names and use them.  Ask them questions to learn about their lives.  As a volunteer, you are modeling the relationship you want to have with them, and how they can relate to their world.
  • Be patient.  Students may become disengaged when learning difficult concepts.   Math is a subject that takes time to learn.  Math Classroom Coaches answer questions, guide the discussion, and help find successes to balance out failures.
  • Make math relevant. Whenever possible, relate concepts to everyday life. Even if the student doesn’t think a lesson is applicable, remind them when math can be used in the world around them.  Share your enthusiasm for math and learning!
  • Celebrate mistakes.  A mistake is an opportunity to learn.  Help students examine their mistakes so they can learn what they still need to learn!
  • Praise effort. Celebrate students’ progress by acknowledging their effort.  Give genuine and specific praise for their behaviors that you would like to reinforce.  (“I like that you asked questions to make sure you understood what the problem is asking for” or “I like how you explained the problem to your friend.”)
  • Have fun. The relationships you build with your students over the year may impact their worldview, and yours. Students look forward to having a caring community member come into their classroom. Remember to enjoy math, your students, and yourself!

Happy Hour Recap

On Tuesday, September 25th APIE volunteers, donors, staff and Board members toasted the new school year at Austin Eastciders. We enjoyed a variety of ciders as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by a friend of APIE, and donated by Trader Joe’s. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us!

Giving Tuesday | November 27, 2018

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This holiday season, give the gift of a mentor or a tutor to students across Austin ISD. APIE greatly appreciates your volunteer work with Austin ISD students, and we are able to create even more of an impact through generous donations.

Mark your calendars to support our Mentoring and Math Classroom Coaching programs on November 27.

 

Fall Day of Caring | September 21, 2018

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APIE gives a warm “thank you” to our friends at United Way Central Texas for hosting Fall Day of Caring 2018! Members from JP Morgan Chase came to help prepare materials for APIE’s Math Classroom Coaching program as we kicked off the new school year. Thank you, JP Morgan and UWATX!

 

 

2019 Austin Marathon | Join Our Team!

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The 2019 Austin Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2019.  Registration is open, and we hope you will join our team here!

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August 2018 Newsletter: A Slice of APIE

August 2018

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year from our Executive Director, Cathy Jones:

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APIE in the Classroom | Register Today! 

IMG_2031Interested in volunteering? Registration is now open for our Math Classroom Coaching and Mentoring Programs!

This year, APIE will be launching a new opportunity to work with sixth grade Pre-AP math students and eighth grade Algebra I students at Sadler-Means, Dobie, and Martin middle schools.

Click here to support Austin students by becoming a Math Classroom Coach or Mentor today. For more information, please contact Andrea Panter at apanter@austinpartners.org.

 Come Celebrate the School Year! | Happy Hour with APIE 

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Come meet APIE staff!

On Tuesday, September 25th, APIE will be hosting our annual Happy Hour at Austin Eastciders from 5:00-7:00 PM. The first 25 guests will receive a drink on us. Come celebrate the new school year with us as we welcome new and returning volunteers!

 

 

 

 

Employee Health & Wellness | Greater Austin Business Awards 2018

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APIE was honored to be nominated in 3 categories for the 2018 Greater Austin Business Awards presented by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. We took home the Ascension Seton Employee Wellness Award for our outstanding participation in the Go 365 program!

Volunteer Spotlight | Hailey Kim

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Hailey Kim is a pre-dental student at UT Austin. She’s been volunteering with APIE as a Math Classroom Coach since fall 2017. Read below to hear a firsthand account of what volunteering with APIE is all about! Hailey

What inspired you to be a volunteer?  

I enjoy working with kids, helping students learn, and encouraging them to take control of their own education. Volunteering with APIE has been a great way to empower students.

In general, what do you like about volunteering – what keeps you coming back?

The kids. They’re really enthusiastic. Once they figure out a concept, they’re really excited. Sometimes it can be challenging, but I love coaching them through and helping them get to that point of solving problems by themselves.

 What road blocks have you been met with?

Balancing the difference in skill levels of the students can be challenging when you’re working with groups in three or four. It can be discouraging for the student moving slower than the rest of the group, but having one of their own peers help with a concept can be helpful for them too.  They like working together!

Has this experience influenced your interests as you think about a career/community involvement after college?

Yes. Working with these kids really encourages me to work hard in whatever I study, seeing them put so much effort into what they’re studying! I tell them, it’s okay to fail, as long as we learn from our mistakes. I want to continue to work with kids as I go into dentistry. I hope to be a source of encouragement to young kids and be empowering to them as they learn the importance of education.

Why should someone volunteer as a Classroom Coach?

It’s a great experience for both the tutor and the student. The kids are getting more individualized attention and learning from you and your peers. You’re also learning from these kids. You learn to be more patient and understanding. A lot of students have other struggles outside of school, and maybe school is not their most important matter at that age. But it’s still encouraging to let them know that education can set them up for greater future success.

2019 Austin Marathon | Join Our Team!

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The 2019 Austin Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K will take place on Sunday, February 17th, 2019.  Registration is open, and we hope you will join our team! For updates, insider stories, and increasing price notifications, follow Austin Partners In Education on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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June 2018 Newsletter: A Slice of APIE

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School may be out for the summer, but APIE is still in session! Read below to join our Summer Wait List, see what our volunteers and sponsors have helped us achieve this year, and learn more about one of APIE’s newest developments: GEAR UP!

Summer Wait List | Sign Up Now!

Thanks for a great year, volunteers! We are so thankful for your dedication to Austin ISD students and Austin Partners. Already miss being in the classrooms? Click here to join our Summer Wait List!

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Paint with APIE | June 29, 2018

Paint DayLooking for volunteer opportunities during the summer? Join APIE on Friday, June 29, as we repaint our classrooms-turned-office-space!

Please email apanter@austinpartners.org to officially RSVP. Click here to share the event with friends!

 

Salute | A Tribute to Excellence 

The annual Salute Awards were a success! Austin ISD partnered with APIE to  recognize outstanding staff members and community volunteers for their continued dedication to student excellence and achievement in our schools.

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The ceremony named the Teachers of the Year, Classified Staff of the Year, PTA of the year, Principal of the Year, Librarian of the Year, Counselor of the Year, and Assistant Principal of the Year. In addition, our very own founding APIE board member, Dr. K.C. Cerny, was inducted into the APIE Hall of Fame! Thank you for 16 years of dedication, K.C.!

Click here to view the full list of honorees.


Donor Spotlight | Our Salutatorian Sponsors

With Salute 2018 in the books, we’d like to shine our Donor Spotlight on our Salutatorian Sponsors! Read below to see how the philanthropic efforts of these organizations have impacted the Austin community.

Wells Fargo

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Through a combination of strategic relationships with local and national nonprofits, grants, volunteer activities, and other community investments, Wells Fargo is creating solutions that help strengthen the communities in which they operate and grow local economies around the world. Wells Fargo’s contributions have helped us honor the people who have been instrumental in the education of Austin ISD students. Thank you, Wells Fargo!

City of Austin

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In addition to supporting Salute 2018, The City of Austin runs a Mentor and Tutor Program to  improve the quality of life for Austin’s students while offering employees an opportunity to give back to the local community. The City provides its employees up to two hours of administrative leave during the week to encourage participation. Thank you for your dedication to Austin ISD students and to APIE, City of Austin!

H-E-B Tournament of Champions

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This annual golf tournament sponsored by H-E-B’s vendor community provides funds for charitable projects and programs that have a positive impact on our communities. Thank you, H-E-B Tournament of Champions for your contribution to Salute: A Tribute to Excellence!


Excellence in Advocacy | Latino Academic Achievement Awards

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On May 12, 2018, Austin Partners In Education was honored to accept the Latino Excellence in Advocacy Award presented by Austin ISD. The award is defined as: an organization which has provided outstanding support in advancing Latino academic achievement and promoting educational outcomes in AISD. In our 14 years, we have been proud to support over 32,000 students and to engage over 14,500 community members as volunteers. Thank you for this great honor!

2019 Austin Marathon | Join Our Team!
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APIE is excited to partner with the Austin Marathon again to support Austin ISD students.  The 2019 Austin Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K will take place on Sunday, February 17th, 2019.  Registration is now open, and we hope you will join our team! Please register early for the best rates.


Getting to Know GEAR UP | An Interview with Zachary Korth and Elizabeth Severance

APIE is excited to be one of several partners in AISD’s recently awarded federal GEAR UP grant! GEAR UP provides comprehensive services to students to prepare for postsecondary education. APIE will be providing the support of Mentor Tutors who are passionate about working with middle school students to achieve overall academic success.

In celebration of our partnership, APIE sat down with GEAR UP Facilitator Zachary Korth and Coordinator Elizabeth Severance to discuss education, their roles, and the future of the program. Read below to meet the faces of GEAR UP!

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GEAR UP Coordinator Elizabeth Severance with daughter, Joy, and Facilitator Zachary Korth

What is your educational background?

Z.K.: I studied Elementary Education at Layola and Educational Leadership at Concordia. I was voted “most likely to become a teacher” in high school.

E.S.: I completed my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Macalester College and my master’s in Public Administration from UTSA. I’m currently  finishing my doctorate in Educational Leadership.

 How did you decide to become an educator?

Z.K.: Growing up, teachers were like parents to me: they gave students lunch money, rides, whatever they needed. I actually failed geometry one year, and my teachers were very supportive. They saw through the bureaucracy. School became home.

How would you describe GEAR UP?

E.S.: GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness And Readiness For Undergraduate Programs. It’s a seven-year cohort-based grant to help low income students to prepare and succeed in college. Every sixth grade student at the 11 designated middle schools is in the cohort, and the program continues throughout high school. Students build a relationship with their campus facilitator as they continue their education, while coordinator supports facilitating staff.

What are you most excited about GEAR UP?

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GEAR UP Facilitator Zachary Korth in his office at Covington Middle School

E.S.: What I’m most excited about with GEAR UP is the potential to impact students across Austin ISD in general. Our project objectives include equity and outcomes, working to address the gap of opportunities between low versus high income households.

Z.K.: GEAR UP takes a different approach than a traditional teacher-student relationship. We work with both students and teachers, creating relationships to provide the same opportunities and possibilities to each student, despite socioeconomic status.

E.S.: This includes prescribed things such as counseling, mentoring, and tutoring, but we also have flexibility with how we meet these goals within each campus, for each student. For example, we help kids build resumes so they’re more competitive to receive scholarships. This means steering students to become more community service and leadership skills focused.

Any words of wisdom for middle schoolers as they think about college?

Z.K.: It gets better! There are good and bad days, we all went through it. The relationships you create through mentoring are really important and will guide you!

E.S.: Have more self confidence. You don’t have to value the same things as everyone else, you will find your community. And, apply for more scholarships!


STEM Discoveries | Mini Science Olympiads

STEM Discoveries celebrated another successful year! Middle school students competed in the Mini Science Olympiads with the support of APIE volunteers and AmeriCorps Stem Coordinator VISTA, Faith Smith. We had two teams come away as winners – Gus Garcia YMLA received the Spirit Award,​ for being the most enthusiastic and in actively participating throughout the day, while Small Middle School took second place in the sixth grade category overall. Several individual students won various awards across the district. Students are eagerly waiting for the clubs to begin again in the fall. Great job on the hard work students, volunteers, and Faith!

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April 2018 Newsletter: A Slice of APIE

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April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month! On behalf of APIE, the classrooms we assist, and the students we serve, thank you for all that you do. Read below for an insider’s perspective about the life of a volunteer, information about one of our cherished donors, and to see this year’s APIE Champions!

Quick Bites of APIE |A Few Words About Volunteering

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“Here’s to all volunteers – those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.” – Robert Orben
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington
“Volunteering is doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.” – Ivan Scheier

Volunteer Spotlight | Allie Kane

Allie Kane is one of our incredible Math Classroom Coaches. Along with tutoring with APIE, Allie is a senior at UT Austin, where she studies Biochemistry and is very involved on campus. Allie shares her experience as a volunteer in the interview below!

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Math Classroom Coach and UT Senior, Allie Kane

What inspired you to be a volunteer?  

I love teaching. I’m a mentor for incoming freshmen for an organization called FIG, a First Year Interest Group, for science majors at UT Austin. It’s a group of about 25 students where I give some tips and tricks about becoming a college student. It’s a great way to set them up with connections and gives them resources fresh into college. I enjoy being their cheerleader.

Along with my work with FIG students, I’m a teaching assistant for a research lab. I love science, so I love the teaching aspect of Math Classroom Coaching. Students have a combination of different experience levels. I enjoy explaining difficult concepts. Coming up with new ways to explain lessons so that every student can understand is fun for me. The overlap of my interests for STEM and volunteering fit really well with APIE. It’s given me a very much necessary relief from stress from school, too. I walk in and I’m like, this is great, I get to help students learn.

What’s one of your favorite stories about the kids you work with and a specific coaching experience?

Recently we had extra time at the end of class and the students chose to work on problems they didn’t have to work on. The students are willing to learn. They wanted to do more than what the teacher was asking. It made me feel useful!

What challenges have you been met with?

In the first three weeks, the students were still getting used to me. I was finding out who was strong in certain areas and what their learning styles were. For instance, I could have a student who is at the top of her class, and then I could have a couple others who are less confident in their math abilities. My primary challenge is finding a balance and being able to cater to each student’s needs, even if they’re at different levels of understanding from one another.

Sometimes I feel I didn’t explain the material the best way I could, but most of the time the experience is very positive. I’ve also noticed I’m closer to them in age than their teacher. They’ll open up to me about their personal lives or a boy situation, which is great, so I usually save three minutes towards the ends of class to talk with them after we’ve done the math.

Has this experience influenced your interests as you think about a career/community involvement after college?

APIE is a great overlap of my interests. Working with kids and promoting STEM education is something that is important to me. My goal is to become an ER Physician. I hope to take some time in between graduating from college and medical school to work in the community, too.

Why should someone volunteer as a Classroom Coach?

My first reason for becoming a Math Classroom Coach is community outreach. I grew up having a very privileged life, and giving back was a huge value my grandparents instilled in me. Volunteering as a Classroom Coach is a great way to get involved and get to know your community members.

Second, being a Classroom Coach also challenges my math skills. It encourages me to revisit subjects I’ve learned about before, like scatter plots. I really like that.

Lastly, volunteering with APIE is super rewarding. It feels like a breath of fresh air every time I walk out of class. I immediately feel that I’ve made an impact on the kids. It’s super gratifying!


Donor Spotlight | Outdoor Voices

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EDUCATION IS A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT

Special thanks to Outdoor Voices! The Austin-based fitness retailer generously sponsored APIE’s 2018 Austin Marathon team and provided fantastic race day volunteers at the APIE water stop.

The company describes its unique culture and philosophy as follows:

“At Outdoor Voices, our goal is to inspire more people to be active on a daily basis. We believe the future of athletics is not about being there first, but about showing up most often. By eliminating the pressure to perform, we’re building a community of exercisers who approach activity with ease, humor and delight. We call this Doing Things — and are committed to the highest quality apparel to get you out there.” – Tyler Haney, Founder and CEO

Thank you, Outdoor Voices!

APIE Champion Awards

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This year, we took the APIE Awards on the road to honor our APIE Champions right in their own schools and offices! From volunteers to financial support, these individuals and organizations have played a key part in helping us connect the community to the classrooms. This year’s recipients include: Dobie Middle School as APIE Middle School Champion, Condé Nast as Rookie of the Year, Silicon Labs as Business Partner of the Year, Lanier High School as High School Champion, and Rosalinda Rivera as APIE Coordinator of the Year. Thank you, champions!

Join Our Team! | Now Hiring: College Readiness Summer Associates

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Got summer plans? Become an AmeriCorps VISTA with APIE! Each VISTA Summer Associate will provide 20 to 30 hours weekly of academic tutoring to a group of approximately 10 rising 9th grade students. Living allowance and education award included. Click the link to learn more: https://bit.ly/2meFPkL

Donor Luncheon | March 28, 2018

This month, we celebrated our incredible donors at our annual appreciation luncheon. APIE is so grateful for the financial support that helps us serve Austin ISD students.  Pictured below are representatives from Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, IBM, Silicon Labs, Austin ISD, 2018 marathon team members, and individual donors. Thank you!

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February Newsletter: A Slice of APIE

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It has been an exciting start to the New Year here at APIE! We’ve launched our STEM Discoveries Program, trained more Math Classroom Coaches and Mentors, prepared more students to become college ready, and even participated in the Austin Marathon. We are looking forward to an incredible spring semester!

Quick Bites of APIE | Tips for Mentoring Success

Build Trust – Make sure your student knows you care about what he/she thinks and feels.
Encourage – Focus on the positive and on doing things with rather than for your student. Share your own experiences to help him/her make decisions.
Listen – Listen twice as much as you speak, and reflect back on what you hear from your student.
Be Reliable – Set expectations you can live up to. Be consistent and persistent by living up to your commitments.
HAVE FUN!

APIE in the Classroom | Our Program Evaluation Results

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Ringing in the New Year… with Results!  In focus group discussions conducted this past fall, we heard several volunteers asking if their volunteering efforts made a difference for the students.  I’m happy to report that the answer to that question is a resounding “YES!”

Each year, APIE participates in a program evaluation process with Austin ISD’s Department of Research and Evaluation experts.  In summary, we once again have evidence of the difference our programs make for students! Here are a few of my favorite data points from the last year’s report.

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  • 88% of APIE students said they are better at math because of their Classroom Coach.
  • APIE students’ academic self-confidence improved significantly for the 5th consecutive year.
  • APIE students outperformed a matched comparison group on the 8th grade Math STAAR test.

College Readiness

  • APIE students outperformed a matched comparison group in meeting College Readiness standards in English Language Arts, math, and both subjects.
  • APIE students completed the FAFSA & Apply Texas applications at significantly higher rates than a matched comparison group.
  • 97% of APIE students said they know the importance of being college ready and continuing their education after high school.

Click HERE for our full Annual Report.

Volunteer Spotlight | Dorcas Moore

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Dorcas Moore – APIE Volunteer

Dorcas Moore has been a volunteer with APIE since 2004! She’s been a Mentor and Classroom Coach throughout her many years with us. Currently, she is a Mentor at Blackshear Elementary School and has been with the same student for the past two years. She believes mentoring can empower students in many ways.

Why did you become a mentor?

When I was young I had a mentor, and I know how important it is. I believe having a mentor can empower the mentee to understand their abilities, make a decision, and have confidence.

What activities do you do with your mentee?  

We do a lot of different activities! For example, in October we made Halloween shirts together.

I’ve talked to all my mentees throughout the years about so many things, such as college, work, grades, and what they’re interested in. I always tell my mentees it’s okay to get good grades. Sometimes they get made fun of for getting good grades, and it’s cooler to slack off. I stress the importance of good grades and how it will help them down the road.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as a mentor?

In the beginning, it is hard to get the student comfortable with you. I start by getting to know them and what they like. Usually by Christmas, they really start to warm up. After the break, they want you to come back and are excited you are there again.

What change have you seen in yourself since you’ve become a mentor?

I’ve learned to relax and not be so stiff. I want to be relaxed and in touch with the student to make it quality time.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a mentor?

It’s a rewarding experience. You are enabling a student to become a better person down the road.

Donor Spotlight | IBM

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IBM has been a valued partner of APIE since 2005, providing many talented Math Classroom Coaches to our students at Burnet and Webb middle schools as well as generous financial support.

The long term dedication of the IBM Classroom Coaches has transformed students. They encourage their coworkers to get involved and are able to connect students to concepts with real world, tangible examples, igniting student enthusiasm and self-confidence.   As the company says, “We think that the motivated/compassionate/intelligent IBMer is our best asset.”

IBM is a global company and seeks the best talent from across the world.  At the same time, the company is dedicated to helping “grow our own” locally.  One of IBM’s values is “Innovation that matters: for our company and for the world.”  The can-do IBMers who help create new technology are also putting their energies into helping Austin ISD students aspire to unlimited opportunities, perhaps even someday at IBM!

APIE in the Community | Austin Marathon

Thank you for being part of Austin Partners In Education’s 2018 Austin Marathon team – we had an awesome event because of YOU!

Our team of 28 runners, 61 volunteers, and 92 donors gave their time, talent and funds to support Austin students.  We covered many miles, hydrated thousands of runners, and raised nearly $30,000 for our Mentoring, Math Classroom Coaching, and College Readiness Programs that serve 2,000 students who need us most.

You helped make these wonderful things happen and we are truly grateful.

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October Newsletter: A Slice of APIE

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October Newsletter: A Slice of APIE

It has been a fantastic start to the school year with our programs back in action throughout AISD. Our students and teachers are enjoying another exciting year of knowledge-building and fun-filled learning made possible by YOU! We at APIE are so grateful to have you as volunteers!

“It has been a treat getting to know my students.  I’m excited to spend the year with them – and for all the learning we will do together!” – Lindsay Sobel, a Math Classroom Coach at Burnet.

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We are happy to have Melissa Huerta as a new volunteer with APIE this year! She is a Math Classroom Coach at Mendez Middle School in Mrs. Ramon’s class, who is also her daughter!

Melissa is a former accountant and was retired, but recently began working again at the Texas Real Estate Commission. She loves to volunteer and was inspired as a child by her parents who were active volunteers.

How has your experience as a Math Classroom Coach been so far?

It has been going really well. The group of girls I am with are really nice. I do think they feel more comfortable with me because I am their teacher’s mother.

What is your favorite part of volunteering?

Talking with my group and hearing their stories and their background. I try to understand where they are coming from. I also enjoy learning new things. I review the lessons prior to our session and make sure I can confidently support the students before I show up in the classroom.

As a volunteer what impact do you hope to have on your students?

I want to hopefully instill in them that education matters. I want kids to understand that regardless of their situation, they can be successful.

KLRU American Graduate | Karen Yokem

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We are fortunate to be a part of KLRU’s American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen project. Click on and watch their video above featuring Karen Yokum, an IBM Math Classroom Coaching volunteer, sharing her story about being an APIE Mentor.

Donor Spotlight | Silicon Labs

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Silicon Labs Supports APIE

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The Silicon Labs corporate giving program is primarily focused on education, specifically STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education for Austin’s middle and high school at-risk and minority youth. Like APIE, Silicon Labs views volunteer work as an opportunity to build a stronger community. For many years, Silicon Labs’ team members have been engaged volunteers and supporters of students in APIE programs, playing a key role as Math Classroom Coaches and Mentors. Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Silicon Labs, an innovative semiconductor manufacturer, is dedicated to improving the Austin community.

In 2017, Silicon Labs partnered with APIE to provide essential funding for Math Classroom Coaching at Martin Middle School in East Austin.  Silicon Labs’ financial and volunteer support has been key to APIE’s program growth at Martin.  We are honored to be partnered with a company that is dedicated to improving students’ success throughout the Austin community.

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Week of Giving

22538775_10155898401322148_2909696376683546386_oWe had a fun day with our volunteers participating in the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Week of Giving! We would like to thank the Zenith Insurance Company’s team members for coming out to APIE, and helping us with our Math Classroom Coaching material preparation.

Happy Hour Recap

Beginner's ChallengeAPIE volunteers, donors, staff and board members had a wonderful evening mingling and sharing their exciting APIE experiences at Contigo!  We love our volunteers and hope to see YOU at our next gathering.

AISD BOND | November 7th

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Giving Tuesday | November 28th

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This holiday season, give the gift of a mentor or a tutor to students across Austin ISD. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide day of giving to non-profits. APIE greatly appreciates your volunteer work with Austin ISD students, and we are able to create even more of an impact through generous donations.  We look forward to your participation.

All donors will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card to a local restaurant.

Mark your calendars to support our Mentoring and Math Classroom Coaching programs on November 28th.

Austin Marathon | February 18th
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The 2018 Austin Gives Miles program connects Central Texas non-profit organizations to passionate race participants willing to fundraise and promote awareness for causes that give back to our local community.

Sign Up Now to Run or Fundraise for Our Cause!

Individuals can select Austin Partners In Education as their team to run with and add meaning to training and race day miles by supporting Austin ISD students.

To sign up for the 2018 Austin Marathon go to hhttp://youraustinmarathon.com/registration and select Austin Partners In Education as your team and official Austin Gives Miles Charity.

To fundraise for APIE go to https://www.crowdrise.com/apie/ and select ‘Fundraise for this Campaign’

Questions? 

Email Kiki McGuinn at kmcguinn@austinpartners.org