Founded in 1985, the Quality of Life Foundation of Austin, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The corporation's purposes include, but are not limited to, the support of cultural, historical, research, conservation, environmental, beautification, and general community development activities benefiting the City of Austin, the State of Texas, or the United States. Additional purposes of the corporation are the promotion of patriotism and the promotion of civic pride in the community, state, or country.
Since the launch of Opportunity Austin, the work of the Quality of Life Foundation is performed in collaboration with two related organizations: the Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporation. The Quality of Life Foundation of Austin supports regional strategies to improve educational attainment, reduce poverty, increase employment, and enhance economic opportunity for families in Central Texas.
About DTC 70
The Direct-to-College Achievement Plan, or DTC70, is the first multi-chamber, multi-school district, multi-business compact to commit to enroll 70% of the Class of 2018-2019 directly in higher education. This is part of the Chamber's education/workforce strategy to develop talent and connect students and families to the educational and skills training opportunities they need to compete for area jobs, power future economic growth, and share in our region’s prosperity.
About Opportunity Austin
Opportunity Austin is a five-year, regional economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment in Central Texas' five-county region. Our Opportunity Austin strategies aim to keep the Central Texas economy inclusive/innovative, bolster an educated and strong workforce, and keep our community affordable and accessible for residents.