Welcome Table offers programs and resources that bring people together for learning, inspiration, sustenance, and friendship.
Freedom Schools® – Austin is a free six-week summer enrichment program available for east Austin scholars ages 6-11. Our program aims to negate summer learning loss; our students average a 10-month increase in reading level during the six weeks. Our scholars benefit from a team of Servant Leader Interns as well as many professionals in the community who visit to share their enthusiasm for science and read aloud.
Neighbor 2 Neighbor provides food, emergency assistance, and caring community for our low-income neighbors in East Austin. Our loving volunteers package food, diapers, and household items. We distributed over 20,000 pounds of food and over $43,000 of financial assistance in 2019 to over 700 households.
We are sorely missing gathering as a community in 2020. We’ve been able to provide home delivery for many of our Neighbor 2 Neighbor services, and we’ve taken Freedom Schools virtual! It’s still possible to volunteer for Welcome Table from home and in socially-distanced ways.
We’re thrilled to announce that Tim Miles will be our new Executive Director.