Seedling Foundation 2017-2021
Seedling's Mission is to support children challenged by parental incarceration with innovative, research-driven, school-based mentoring in Austin and selected sites in the surrounding Central Texas area. Mentoring provides the caring, consistent presence of an adult friend that research shows to be a protective factor in building resilience among at-risk youth. Mentors have been the reason a child decides to go to school instead of getting into trouble. They've been the reason children have taken an interest in music, art and sports.
Little Artist BIG ARTIST 2017-2019
Little Artist BIG ARTIST is a unique mentoring experience that pairs professional artists with fifth-graders from East Austin elementary schools. BIG ARTISTS provide their time and professional experience as working artists to guide the Little Artists to envision, plan, and create a minimum of two pieces of artwork during their 10-week collaboration.
Giving Voice, VSA Texas 2017
VSA Texas, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, delivers excellent cultural, professional, education and public awareness art services to communities with diverse abilities. Arts experiences enhance the skills, confidence, and quality of life for people with disabilities. We support this by offering programs that enable education achievement and career success, events that feature the work of our artists, and specialized arts training for artists, educators and service providers.