Welcome Table strengthens our East Austin community with 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 270,000 pounds of food, including organic produce, since the pandemic began. We’ve provided over $100,000 in utility assistance and distributed more than 100,000 diaper products.
Here are the words of of one of our neighbors: “This has been a light at the end of a dark tunnel. We are extremely grateful and appreciative of what you have done for us. We will pay it forward as soon as we are able. I am crying happy tears!”