We exist to empower and amplify the voices of the marginalized so that we may change the narrative and become a more just, equitable, and inclusive community.

Join us for an evening of music, dance, spoken word, and laughter! During this time of social unrest, climate change, and political polarization in a global pandemic, let's come together (even if it's virtually in our living rooms) to celebrate commUNITY. Amazing and diverse lineup for family-friendly fun! Sliding scale tickets and sponsorship opportunities will support all of our community events, youth leadership programs, and Covid-19 relief efforts.

BRAVE Fest 2020

Saturday, October 17th, 6-9pm

Pay As You Wish Tickets

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 equip the next generation to be compassionate and critical thinkers. We design and facilitate leadership & social change programs for young leaders locally, as well as for emerging leaders from around the world that come to Austin on International Exchanges selected 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. Multi-generational allies will have the opportunity to share their personal & professional lived experiences 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 Fall 2020 program (deadline August 25) : https://bit.ly/BRAVEMakersFall20

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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BRAVE Communities is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible. 

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