Historically Underutilized Business

The Austin ISD HUB Program Department provides:

  • A race and gender-conscious process designed to encourage greater MBE/WBE availability.
  • A program that encourages participation in all phases of procurement.
  • Opportunities for HUB’s to broaden and enhance their capacities to do business with the District.
 
 

Annual Aspirational HUB Goals

Ethnic Goals

Historically Underutilized Business Construction Professional Services
African American 1.7% 1.9%
Asian/Native American 1.9% 7.4%
Hispanic 8.1% 9.4%
Women (WBE) 10.2% 9.8%

Aggregate Goals

Historically Underutilized Business Construction Professional Services
Minority (MBE) 11.7% 18.7%
Women (WBE) 10.2% 9.8%
Total (MBE & WBE) 21.9 28.5
NOTE: MBE total is cumulative of all ethnicities (AA,A/NA and H); WBE is not included in this total. Goals are derived from the 2015 Disparity Study data.

We Encourage Feedback

To provide feedback about the AISD HUB Program, or for outreach assistance or program guideline training, email HUBprogram@austinisd.org or call (512) 414-3120.


Past Event Highlight

Sharing the fun by supporting local minority, women, LGBTQIA+, and sustainable food truck businesses.

The HUB Department partnered with the Sustainability team to host a summer food truck series featuring minority and women owned vendors. The series ended with an employee and vendor appreciation event featuring Dr. Elizalde. Highlights include over $14,000 spent with 19 vendors, including an AISD graduate and a former AISD teacher; Waste was reduced by providing reusable water bottles and cutlery provided by a HUB vendor; A dedicated website showcasing each vendor Summer Food Truck Series

Zero-waste training Know before you throw
large groupd of AISD staff listening intently
African American mother and daughter scooping Italian ice in a cup
Three female coworkers enjoying a sunny day after eating Jamacian inspired food
Female holding a cold cup of Itllian Ice smiling at the young female vendor
group of staff with reusable bottles and food utensils sitting at a table
Multi-cultural group holding reusable plastic food utinsels easy for travel
Zero-waste event coordinators standing by the Lanfill, compoast and recycling bins marked with example trash items
Two female coworkers enjoy their mango Italian Icies
AISD Wellness team portait outdoors
Young latina food truck workder from Estrellatina Tacos
Delicious stacks of cupcakes being sold by an African American woman owned business Suga's Cakery

 


2020 Disparity Study

The Austin Independent School District is conducting a Disparity Study of its Historically Underutilized Businesses program to ensure that minority and women-owned businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities and that the District’s current program remains legally defensible and administratively successful.

Visit the Disparity Study website for more information.

2015 Disparity Study

View the previous Disparity Study accepted by the Board of Trustees on February 29, 2016.


News and Social Media

Three Austin ISD Leaders Selected to Inaugural Class of Austin's African American Leadership Institute

Portrait of Wayne Sneed, Tamey Williams-Hill, and Dinita Caldwell
Left to right: Wayne Sneed, Tamey Williams-Hill, and Dinita Caldwell

 

On March 22, three Austin ISD leaders were selected to the inaugural class of Austin’s African American Leadership Institute. Dr. Tamey Williams-Hill, Dinita Caldwell and AISD Police Sergeant Wayne Sneed were among 38 Austin professionals selected to network and gain knowledge and history related to the Black experience in trending issues. Read article >


Announcing the Launch of the Central Texas Small Business Partnership (CTSBP) Newsletter

The CTSBP established in 2017, is a partnership between Historically Underutilized Business and Small Business Development Programs at the Austin Community College District , Austin Independent School District , Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Department and Travis County.

After months of hard work and dedication, we are excited to announce the launch of CTSBP’s newsletter. As a leader in diversity business programs, it is important to us to make information regarding our thought leadership, services, training, and procurement opportunities easily accessible for our business community. This communication will also be shared using social media and email communication platforms.

CTSBP Newsletter: Issue 1, Summer Edition| June-August 2020