On Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Austin Independent School District's Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, AISD will recognize 219 Latino students, representing every middle and high school, for academic achievement and for excelling in Fine Arts, Athletics, ESL and Dual Language programs.
The district will also recognize community leaders for their contributions and support for the district's students and campuses.
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 AISD for a minimum of two consecutive years.
- Victor B. Sáenz, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of Project MALES and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color.
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 AISD for a minimum of two consecutive years.
- Assistance League of Austin- Operation School Bell
Latino Parent Volunteer Award: Any individual of Latino origin and parent (or family member) 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.
- Anacleta Carbajal, PTA Vice President at Padron Elementary School.
The Dr. Gonzalo Garza Latino Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient is the
- Late Gustavo "Gus" Garcia (Past AISD Board President and Austin Mayor) Award presented to Marina Garcia.
This event is free and open to the public.