About Us

Who We Are

We are a civic engagement organization made up of parents, teachers, community leaders and concerned citizens who are not satisfied with the current state of educational opportunities for students in Austin.  We exist to improve educational outcomes for kids and ensure equity. We provide information about schools and systems, amplify stakeholder voices, and mobilize the community to realign civic priorities to put kids first.

Our Vision

Austin is a city with excellent public schools where all students can succeed.

Our Mission

Austin Kids First builds a diverse community supporting students, families, teachers and schools towards excellence through civic engagement.

Our Tasks



Build a base of informed citizen-advocates in every AISD Trustee District

Organize Austinites to lead change in the communities using community organizing strategies.

Provide trusted information to members, school board members, and the community at large in order to inform them of critical education issues affecting our local community.


Our History

Officially launching our work 2017, Austin Kids First non-profit builds on the work of other organizations to improve outcomes for kids in Austin ISD.