AISD Seeks Nominations for Latino Community Awards

The Austin School District invites the community to submit award nominations for citizens and organizations supportive of Latino students or services that enhance the academic achievement of Latino students.

Three Latino Community Awards will be presented in conjunction with the District’s Latino Academic Achievement Awards event honoring outstanding students. The Community Awards are:

  1. Latino Community Service Award: Any individual, not currently an Austin ISD staff member, Latino or not, who has provided public and civil service to benefit Latino students and/or families in public education in the greater Austin area for a minimum of two consecutive years.
  2. Latino Excellence in Advocacy Award: Any organization, Latino or not, which has provided outstanding support in advancing Latino academic achievement and promoting educational outcomes in the greater Austin area for a minimum of two consecutive years.
  3. Latino Parent Volunteer Award: Any individual of Latino origin and parent of a current Austin ISD student, who has volunteered a significant amount of service in a school-specific or district-wide capacity for a minimum of two consecutive years.

Nominations can be submitted at The deadline for nominations is 8 a.m. on Monday, April 4. Individuals with questions may contact Evangelina Orozco with AISD’s Department of English Language Learners at 414-6427.

The Latino Academic Achievement Awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 14, at the LBJ School of Public Affairs Auditorium, University of Texas at Austin.