Austin ISD Again Named Nation's Largest No Place for Hate District

For the second consecutive year, the Anti-Defamation League has named Austin ISD the largest No Place For Hate district in the nation, with all schools participating.

ADL’s No Place for Hate initiative was developed to organize schools to work together and create projects that enhance the appreciation of diversity and foster harmony among diverse groups.

The campaign is designed to empower schools to promote respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and bigotry.

The district will celebrate this designation with a ceremony and banner unfurling 9–10 a.m. June 16 at Travis High School, 1211 E. Oltorf St. 

Each school will receive a No Place for Hate banner to display on their campuses.

Superintendent Paul Cruz and Interim Chief Schools Officer Edmund Oropez will join principals, staff and the community for this celebration.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this event!


AISD’s Whole Child / Every Child is a districtwide focus that includes a plan for integrating the Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate campaign.

The campaign highlights student coalitions that plan and implement projects and activities, resulting in students owning the projects and being responsible for enforcing the campaign’s main beliefs.

At Travis High School, students engage in many activities to maintain the school’s No Place for Hate designation. Peace Through Pie, one of the campus’ annual events led by culinary students, includes sharing family recipes and cultural stories tied to those recipes.

Travis has improved its graduation rates for the past three years. Its culinary and hospitality management programs prepare students for careers through real-world work experiences with partners like Hilton Hotels and Austin restaurateurs.

To learn more about No Place for Hate in Austin ISD, please visit

For more information, please contact Angela Ward, Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness Department, at or 512-414-9591.