Amplify Austin ISD SEL and Whole Child Education!


Today is the day!  Amplify ATX is 24 hours (March 8th 6pm-March 9th 6pm) of community giving to local non-profits all over the Austin area, and once again Austin Ed Fund is participating to raise funds to support Austin ISD’s innovative whole-child education initiatives!

From Austin Ed Fund:

Help us support excellence and innovation in Austin Independent School District (AISD)! Your investment in our urban district, serving more than 83,000 amazing students at 130 campuses, ensures that every student has access to innovative opportunities and enriching experiences.

Your generous contribution will:
• Fund teachers’ creative project ideas for their classrooms or campus through our Innovation Grants program
• Expand AISD’s nationally-recognized Social and Emotional Learning program, which teaches students the skills to resolve conflict, manage emotions, and succeed in the classroom, career, and life
• Fund economically-disadvantaged and first-generation students through our Student Opportunity Fund.


AISD’s Social and Emotional Learning team works with every single campus in the district to create safe and welcoming learning environments, foster meaningful relationships between students and teachers, and teach 21st century skills like collaboration, communication, time management, and self-efficacy. Funding that supports AISD’s Social and Emotional Learning comes largely from individual donors, partners in the Austin community, and national donors and foundations, so your Amplify AISD donation really does make a huge difference!


Schedule your donation now, or participate today (March 8th) starting at 6pm through 6pm tomorrow (March 9th) , by visiting:

Austin Ed Fund’s Amplify Overview Page

Katie Cameroneil’s Amplify Whole Child Education Page

Caroline Newman’s Amplify Our Students, Our Teachers, Our Future Page

Thanks so much for being a part of AISD’s Whole Child, Every Child education movement!


Follow along on Twitter too: @AustinISDSEL @AustinISD_OID (Office of Innovation and Development) @AustinEdFund and keep up with the hashtags #AmplifyATX and #InvestinAISD!


Amplify AISD Social and Emotional Learning!

The Amplify Austin day of giving ends at 6pm, and so there are hours…YES HOURS! left for you to support social and emotional learning in Austin Independent School District!



Why Invest in Social & Emotional Learning?

The SEL curriculum teaches the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

A recent national study by Columbia University found an average return of over eleven dollars for every dollar invested in SEL-type interventions.  AISD has received national recognition for implementing SEL successfully in a large urban district. Successes from AISD’s most recent program evaluation include:

  • A 32% decrease in discipline referrals across vertical teams implementing SEL in the past three years
  • For the first cohort of campuses participating in SEL, a significant increase in the percentage of students meeting the state standard on STAAR reading and math

Your support for expanding SEL will equip every student district-wide with valuable skills for success in academics, behavior, and life.