E4 Youth Earns St. David’s Foundation Innovation Grant

As part of the St. David’s Foundation Healthiest People Initiative, E4 Youth has received an $85,000 Innovation Grant. The grant will bolster E4 Youth’s Creative Leadership Academy (CLA), which trains and employs college age youth to lead high school enrichment clubs. E4 Youth’s standards aligned Employability Curriculum™ is a series of 20 to 30 minute […]

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Austin Digital Heritage Project

Austin Digital Heritage Project We’re using oral histories and VR to “restore” legendary locations like the Harlem Theater across East Austin. Goals: Build a community of practice that 1) Provides professional level training and employment within the creative economy. 2) Builds a virtual archive featuring oral histories of older residents of color. 3) Promotes multi-generational events that raise awareness of […]

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Help Us Build the E4 Virtual Archive (E4VA) of East Austin Oral Histories

Help Us Build the E4 Virtual Archive (E4VA) of East Austin Oral Histories The E4VA, pronounced “Eva”, will serve as a virtual archive of oral histories that will allow both new and long term residents, tourists and people in their homes all over the world, gain a better sense of Austin’s vanishing past. Volunteer Now […]

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Most Teachers Don’t Look Like Our Students and That’s a Problem.

Most Teachers Don’t Look Like Our Students and That’s a Problem. Photo credit: Atlanta Blackstar Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 20% of of all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States during the 2015–16 school year.– Pew Research Center, 2017 65% of the students in Central Texas are of color. – Texas Tribune. 2019 No matter […]

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Enrichment Club Report

Enrichment Club Report Get Creative Enrichment Club members from Crockett High School pose with their Creative Mentor (center) at E4 Youth’s Annual Showcase event. Download the full report. As I wrote about earlier, E4 Youth has been going through our annual evaluation process. Our bread and butter programming is Get Creative Enrichment Clubs — trained college age Creative Mentors […]

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The Assault On the Psyche Is Real

The Assault On the Psyche Is Real As we move through the summer months, E4 Youth has been working on improving our evaluation methodology. As a small organization, it can be difficult to develop a robust process for measurement. We’ve struggled at times with this issue. So, last summer we got some support from our friends […]

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Austin Impact Accelerator 2019

Austin Impact Accelerator 2019 It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on Medium. I’ve been busy living life, scheming on how to stay whole, writing proposals and doing due diligence for E4 Youth, the organization I founded over a decade ago. One of those proposals was for a City of Austin Innovation Grant […]

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