Welcome Table, Inc. provides assistance to families in east Austin to improve their lives through better nutrition, better health care, healthier lifestyles, spiritual growth, and cultural diversity activities.
Welcome Table, Inc., under the auspices of Proyecto Santiago, concerns itself with issues in the Hispanic, African-American, and minority neighborhoods. Its outreach effort includes:
Providing student and teach assistance at Norma Elementary ti improve student perfromance and create community around the school (includes reading with students, music for kids, mentoring, teacher appreciation events, and other projects)
Organizing direct services for the community (such as a wills clinic by UT Law students, as they have done during spring break in south Texas).
Discussing and presenting organizational skills to address community problems (such as coordinating and leading a presentation to the school board, city council, or appropriate agency). Leadership for such occasions is on part of, and by, community members. The emphasis is on community empowerment.
It is an amazing organization where the main objective has been to improve and influence the life of people. People that are really in need of advise. This organization not only helps minorities but kids by providing better education.