Amplify Austin is a community-wide day of online philanthropy with the goal of raising $4 million in 24-hours for nonprofits in Central Texas.
Beginning at 6pm on March 20, for 24 hrs., Central Texans will be encouraged to hop on www.ilivehereigivehere.org and donate to their charity of choice from a list of local nonprofits which includes the DDCE’s UT Elementary School, Neighborhood Longhorns Program and Silver Spurs Alumni Association!
UT Elementary School
UT Elementary offers a full, TEKS-aligned curriculum, employs scientifically-based research and best teaching practices, and draws upon a variety of intellectual resources available at the university. Besides providing an educational alternative for East Austin children, UT Elementary also represents an effort to apply new knowledge produced in the academic setting directly to classrooms in urban schools, and it serves as a training and development site for future teachers, social workers, psychologists, speech therapists, and nurses currently enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Texas Elementary School's Mission is:
- To develop students into lifelong learners through rigorous, research-based curricula, individualized instruction, high expectations, and a nurturing environment that includes parental and community involvement
- To provide opportunities for professional development and outreach for The University of Texas at Austin’s academic units
- To serve as a model of an exemplary educational program for diverse learners
Neighborhood Longhorns Program
Neighborhood Longhorns works with nearly 6,000 Title I students in AISD, providing mentoring, tutoring and incentives to improve academic success. The Neighborhood Longhorns Program is an incentive-based learning program that helps economically disadvantaged youth build a strong academic future. They are committed to:
- Preparing students to succeed
- Increasing literacy
- Closing the achievement gap
- Tutoring and mentoring
- Academic incentives
- Summer camps
- Integrating technology
- Building partnerships
Silver Spurs Alumni Association
Silver Spurs is the honorary student service organization responsible for the care and transportation of BEVO, The University of Texas longhorn steer mascot. Since our founding in 1937, we have provided over 2,500 campus leaders with the opportunity to give back to our school and community through philanthropic endeavors associated with BEVO. The primary purpose of the Silver Spurs Alumni Association is to support:
- Scholarships of the University of Texas at Austin
- The University of Texas at Austin outreach programs such as the Neighborhood Longhorns Program, an education incentive program that tutors local Austin area youth in 3rd through 8th grade
- Expenses associated with the University of Texas mascot known as BEVO
Silver Spurs Alumni Association is a separate entity from the Texas Exes. Membership in the Texas Exes does not translate to membership in Silver Spurs Alumni Association.
Help Us Amplify These Organizations
Your donation to these programs can make a difference in the educational attainment and quality of life for many in Austin!
Throughout the day randomly selected donors will win impromptu serenades from some of the city’s most cherished entertainers. Although only a handful of people can win the in-person performances, EVERYONE who donates will receive an e-tribute from a surprise musician too famous to mention. You’ll just have to wait and see once you do your part to Amplify Austin!
Whether Austin is the best place to live or the best city for dating, when it comes to national rankings, we stand tall. But there’s one area in which our fair city can improve – philanthropy. To show the rest of the world just how charitable this city can be, I Live Here I Give Here® proudly introduces Amplify Austin.
Who: I Live Here, I Give Here ®
What: Amplify Austin
When: March 20-21, 2014
Why: To raise $4 million dollars for local nonprofits in Central Texas. To give where we live & help where we can!