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Mission Statement

Mission Austin Partners in Education (APIE) creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships that provide all AISD students preparation for college and career.

VisionThe Austin community and classrooms work together to ensure academic excellence and personal success for all students.


Our Overarching Objectives

Improve student academic performance
With a focus on serving Austin ISD’s Title I schools, Austin Partners in Education (APIE) delivers innovative programs in reading and math designed to improve student academic performance. By placing more adults in the classroom, providing high engagement learning activities, and expanding opportunities for students to work collaboratively in small groups, APIE reinforces the district’s mission to keep students in school and have them graduate college and career ready.

Engage the community
Key to APIE’s mission is effectively engaging the community in support of the educational purposes, goals and programs of Austin Independent School District. Community volunteers add to the quality and capacity of campus programs, providing a vital extension of academic, social and emotional supports to students.

Leverage technology
Driven by a commitment to continuous improvement, APIE has developed and deployed technology solutions that support effective community and school partnerships, enabling campuses to more easily access critical volunteer, monetary, and in-kind donations. With a customized, state-of-the-art volunteer database solution, APIE has created a scalable model for leveraging community resources, and supporting more teachers and students.

Austin Partners in Education works with more than 275 city and state agencies, businesses, and organizations each year to support more than 3,500 students. APIE was founded by the Austin ISD and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and is a 501 (c ) 3 non-profit.

Austin Partners in Education is celebrating an incredible 10 years of connecting the community and the classroom and we are looking forward to the next 10! Help us do all we can to double our volunteer base and double our support for the children of Austin.


Average Review 6 reviews

Would you recommend Austin Partners in Education?

by Pat A. (2011-01-12 15:47:16.0)
A great volunteer experience is about more than giving your time to a cause you care about. It is also about working with an organization that is dedicated to ensuring that your commitment of time and passion really makes a difference. APIE is providing that experience. The materials and training that support the in-classroom coaches are comprehensive, setting the coaches -- and kids! -- up for success from the very first day. The staff is accessible and responsive to volunteer challenges. And most importantly, the kids are eager to learn. APIE gets an A+!
by Joyce P. (2011-01-10 14:52:59.0)
I have been volunteering with APIE by working with second grade students on reading for the past three and one-half years. I continue to do it and recommend it to friends because it is a wonderful way to interact with and help young children. I like to work with emerging readers who especially need that extra help that volunteers can provide. The program is structured but provides flexibility and the leaders incorporate volunteer feedback into their plans for the coming years. Overall, it is one of the best volunteer experiences I've had.
by JENNIFER M. (2011-01-10 08:22:22.0)
Austin Partners in Education is a very worthwhile volunteer experience. I love the opportunity to get involved with students and help with improving their reading fluency. The kids are very excited when they have that 1 hour a week to meet with their volunteers/mentors.
by Annette D. (2011-01-04 15:07:48.0)
Although I was intimidated about the time commitment and was not quite sure how much self-confidence I had in this kind of role since it had been a while since I had worked with kids, volunteering as a reading coach has been a great experience. It has been much more fulfilling than challenging. The youthful enthusiasm, engagement and excitement I see in the kids (and other volunteers) is so motivating a catching. It has been easy to keep this commitment a #1 priority. APIE offers me a very meaningful way of giving back to my community, and even my own neighborhood. I am fortunate to volunteer close to home! It is hard to remember where else I have gotten so much out of just an hour a week. The training and support I have received from the APIE staff has been A+++. The kids, teachers, other volunteers are awesome too. I just know you will find it as enriching and rewarding as I have if you choose to be a classroom coach. Please consider joining us! It is a real win-win!
by Forrest "Frosty" W. (2011-01-04 07:35:57.0)
The mission for APiE, as I understand it, is to help Title 1 schools and their students. This is crucial. My experience, somewhat limited, has been a terrific one. I've enjoyed meeting and working with two young men (sixth graders) at a local Jr. High. I've received some helpful workshops from the staff at APiE and that has fortified my skills working with these "guys". The staff seems to be highly dedicated and compassionate, traits necessary for this type of organization. If you are motivated to help out with classroom education of young folks, then this group can facilitate that desire for you.
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