Texas Empowerment Academy
Texas Empowerment Academy (TXEA) was founded in 1998 as a mechanism to provide children with an innovative alternative for educational excellence in grades K-12. Since its inception, TXEA has grown into a jewel in East Austin where primarily African-American students of all labels (i.e., at risk, special education, gifted and talented, economically disadvantaged and Title 1) attend.
Together We Rise
Children in foster care deserve dignity, love, and support. With the Austin Foster Love center, Together we rise is excited to offer resources for children in foster care and their families. Those who want to volunteer to help kids in care can do so through one of their team building service projects or Foster Love events.
Established in 1875, Huston–Tillotson University was the first institution of higher learning in Austin. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University awards bachelor’s degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science, and technology and a Master’s degree in educational leadership. The university also offers alternative teacher certification and academic programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing post-graduate degrees in law and medicine.