Partnerships

Become a partner and be the change agent in someone’s life.
Contact the Director of ALC today!
dharms@austinisd.org


University of Texas Law School,  Ashaki Mentor Program, Thurgood Marshall Legal Society

  • The Ashaki Mentor Program works directly with youth placed at the ALC for the purpose of developing pro-social skills. Every Friday at the AISD Alternative Learning Center, Thurgood Marshall Legal Society members (from the UT School of Law) mentor middle school and high school-age at-risk teenagers who have been removed from their home schools for breaking rules, disorderly conduct, etc.  They make presentations to groups of students on a variety of topics with a focus on social emotional learning.  Ashaki has been working with students at the ALC for the past three years.

Youth Advocacy Creating Lasting Family Connections Program

4115 Freidrich Lane, Suite 100,  Austin TX 78744  (512) 444-9505

  • Youth Advocacy is engaging and empowering youth and families to make positive choices, learn healthy skills, and experience greater opportunity.  It uses a strengths-based approach through an eighteen week parenting and drug education/intervention program.  Students and families from the ALC will be referred to this program as appropriate.

University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work

1925 San Jacinto Blvd  Austin, Texas 78712   (512) 471-5457

  • Master’s level social work interns will be utilized to supplement the social services at the ALC.

The University of Texas at Austin, Work Study Tutor Program

Student Services Building, 3200   100 W. Dean Keeton St. Austin, TX 78712  (512) – 475-6243

  • Currently enrolled UT students are utilized to provide ongoing tutoring support and mentoring to ALC students identified as needing assistance in academic remediation.

The African American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation

10119 Willfield Drive  Austin, Texas 78753  (512) 291-6052

  • The African American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation, Inc. is a unique 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization that will bring together successful African-American men as mentors and partners with African-American boys while doing so within a structured, educational environment and with a specific focus upon reducing the academic achievement gap between African-American boys and their Caucasian peers.  Events will be scheduled yearly at the ALC for secondary students which will focus on workshop presentations on various topics for all students enrolled.

APIE—Austin Partners in Education

1601 Rio Grande, Suite 300A  Austin, Texas 78701  (512) 637-0900

  • APIE serves as a resource for volunteers to work with individual students as tutor/mentors.

Austin Rowing

74 Trinity St., Austin TX 78741

  • Austin Rowing supports experiential learning by guiding our students through a team rowing challenge emphasizing the importance of teamwork in our lives. Students must work as a unit to be successful in completion of the activity, making direct connections between this crucial skill and life.

Assistance League of Austin–Operation School Bell

4901 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78756 (512) 458-3716

  • The ALC will operate a clothing closet which will be supplied through collaboration with Operation School Bell. Students/families identified as having financial hardship may be supplied with jeans, white T-shirts, undergarments and belts. Therefore any student removed to the ALC can be in compliance with the dress code without regard to financial status.

CARY – Council on at Risk Youth

3710 Cedar Street Suite 220, Box 23 Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 451-4592

  • CARY has operated the Youth Violence Prevention Program with at-risk youth at the ALC for the past 10 years. CARY also operates programs at Bedichek, Pearce, Garcia, Burnet, Webb, Dobie, and Martin Middle Schools. CARY works with students while they are at the ALC as well as when they return to their home campus.

SafePlace

PO Box 19454 Austin, TX 78760 (512) 267-7233

  • Referral and coordination of services for youth who have experienced sexual trauma, dating violence, or have been exposed to domestic violence.

Lifeworks

3700 S First Street Austin, TX 78704 (512) 753-2400

  • Referrals are made to Lifeworks as appropriate to address family and student issues.

Travis County Probation Officers

Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center, Estela P. Medina, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer 2515 S. Congress Austin, TX 78704 (512) 854-7000, (512) 854-7097

  • Ongoing communication and case coordination with the Travis County Juvenile Probation Department will occur through case staffing every three weeks. During those sessions, the clinical director of the AISD Alternative Learning Center will meet with a probation supervisor from Travis County JPO office to staff each student that is currently on probation. Travis County JPO office will provide ongoing information about which students are on probation and the name of the probation officer. ALC staff will compile reports to be delivered to the individual student’s Probation Officer (PO) which will include attendance reports, copies of discipline referrals, grade reports as well as anecdotal feedback from teachers regarding the students overall behavior and problems noted. Ongoing communication between teachers, administrators and the students’ POs will be supported through the maintenance of accurate contact and PO data using the ALC Student Tracker database application in place.