Austin Leaders Leverage $2.38M in Youth Investments

After founding Prime Time, an after-school program, Austin Interfaith fought for its continued funding.Austin Interfaith worked from the ground up to get its priorities included in the budget….It represents the interests of low-income families and has become a familiar presence at City Hall in recent years. Austin Interfaith leaders mobilized members to show up en masse to city budget hearings to plug these programs, meet with council members and bombard council offices with calls and emails in the days leading up to the final budget vote. The nonprofit was elated that council members agreed to spend money on all of Austin Interfaith’s priorities, totaling $2.4 million.”

[Photo Credit: Felipa Rodrigues, KUT News]

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