We exist to connect students, businesses, nonprofits, and community groups together by sharing our stories and voices, so we may understand, embrace, and empower each other to become a more inclusive community.

Journalism is used to provide citizens with reliable and trustworthy information. So, when a newsroom or publication is stuck behind the color or gender line...how well informed are we? Let's listen and learn from a diverse group of journalists of their personal stories and how they overcome the challenges to address the 'blindspots' in their industry.

BRAVE Communities Conversation

Tuesday, August 11th 6:00-7:30pm

Free Zoom registration

Who We Serve

Youth Leadership & Social Change

We strengthen, empower, and equip young people as agents for change in their lives and in the world. We train the next generation to be compassionate and critical thinkers. We design and facilitate young leaders locally, as well as emerging leaders from around the world to come to Austin on International Exchanges supported by the U.S. Department of State.

Community Collaboration

We partner with local nonprofits, start-ups, schools, community groups, cultural centers, businesses, and the public sector that want to maximize their social impact to the Austin community and beyond. Adult allies will have the opportunity to share their personal & professional stories to the community, especially the next generation.

BRAVE Communities Conversations

We host monthly community events to have dialogue about social issues. Topics include:
-Battling systemic racism, prejudices, biases, stereotypes, and discrimination
-Immigration & Refugee Rights
-Understanding and reforming the Social & Criminal Justice systems/Breaking the school-to-prison pipelines.
-Public health, fitness, nutrition

How We Do It

- BRAVE Communities in partnership with Powerful Communications to offer a virtual training program for emerging young women leaders, called “BRAVE-Makers”.
- This program will equip female-identifying youth ages 15-21 (inclusive) year-old to be leaders and activators for social justice, racial equity, and political activism--focusing on the 2020 Census and Election.
- Our 2020 BRAVE-Makers will ally with a group of dynamic young women as they expand their leadership potential and develop skills to effect real change through a social justice and racial equity lens.
-Our training will explore the question: “How can YOU make a brave and powerful difference in 2020?”
-To learn more and apply for the Summer 2020 program (deadline June 3rd) : https://bit.ly/BRAVEmakers20app

Our Purpose

- To bring awareness to more people, particularly the next generation, so that they may understand, learn, grow, and take action on social issues, on a local and global level.
- To be aware and support local businesses, non-profits and community groups that are creating change in our city. We want to build intercultural and intergenerational relationships in our city.
- To equip young people with better interpersonal and professional skills. Through advocacy and events planning, BRAVE-makers will gain competencies ranging from: project and time management, financial literacy/budgeting, supplier/vendor relations, negotiation, marketing, branding, PR/promotions, strategic & analytical thinking, cross-cultural, customer service, and teambuilding.

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