Category Archives: Chamber

Advocacy Update June 16, 2016

This past week, the Austin Chamber raised its collective voice on several key issues: transportation, affordability and innovation. We provided testimony at hearings, spoke at committee meetings, participated in press conferences, drove direct action alerts to ensure decision makers heard … Continue reading

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Austin Chamber receives national grant to build upon college financial aid program

The National College Access Network (NCAN) selected the city of Austin to receive up to $55,000 for the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Challenge Grant. The grant will support the Chamber’s partnership with local education and business leaders to increase college … Continue reading

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2016 FAFSA Contest Final Results Announced

  The 2016 FAFSA Contest has come to an end. This year we’ve had record FAFSA rates in the region, with 800 more students filing this year compared to last! The final results are listed below. The FAFSA data was … Continue reading

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81 local students selected to see First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Latifah and more at SXSWmusic Keynote

The Austin Chamber teamed up with the White House to offer students front row, VIP access to First Lady Michelle Obama’s keynote panel for SXSWmusic on March 16. Hundreds of area high school students submitted their Free Application for Federal Student … Continue reading

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Metro Austin schools can now use two-way text messages to reach parents

In 2013, 19 high schools in Metro Austin became the first in the country to use text messaging to communicate with students and their parents about important college enrollment milestones.  The Austin Chamber funded and built a data portal for … Continue reading

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