Celebrating Central Texas
In honor of Black History Month, we are sharing the stories of 8 incredible Black-Led nonprofits that serve our Central Texas community. We encourage you to get to know these organizations and show your support for Black-led nonprofits during Amplify Austin Day.
Take your celebration even further by eating at Amy’s Ice Creams during the month of February. When you round up, the proceeds will be shared between these 8 nonprofits!
Featured Black-Led Nonprofits
100 Black Men of Austin, Inc.
The 100 Black Men of Austin, Inc. (100 BMOA) provides leadership and support to Austin-area communities by applying diverse talents and experience in preparing youth to be self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of their communities.
African American Leadership Institute (AALI)
The African American Leadership Institute (AALI) is program of 212 Catalysts. AALI was designed to enhance civic awareness and leadership opportunities to make an innovative community impact on Central Texas. Their mission is to build a stronger Black Austin community by equipping exceptional leaders to live up to their moral responsibility to make life better for everyone. AALI programming includes an annual leadership cohort and the Black X Conference.
Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ)
Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) is reshaping Austin’s tech industry by creating a tech ecosystem for all. Their efforts make underrepresented groups a self-sustaining and long-lasting presence across the tech industry. Since 2016, their work actively bridges the gap between the Black and Hispanic communities and the technology industry through job placement, career development, and networking opportunities.
Black Mamas ATX
Black Mamas ATX’s mission is to ensure that Black women survive and thrive before, during and after childbirth. Through programs, increased awareness, training, outreach, and research, Black Mamas ATX is leading the charge in Central Texas to help Black mothers get the education and access to resources needed to have healthy pregnancies and birthing experiences.
E4 Youth works to Engage, Empower, Educate and Employ young talent of color by ensuring that they are Seen, Heard and HIRED. They specialize in the workforce development for creative youth having served thousands of high school and college-aged youth in school districts, afterschool programs, colleges and universities throughout Central Texas.
Mission Accomplished is an organization that helps people and their families experiencing homelessness. In addition to providing laundry services across Central Texas, Mission Accomplished gives people the tools and services they need to improve their lives, become self-sufficient, and maintain good health.
Put It In A Book
Put It In A Book (the charitable arm of Black Pearl Books) is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and representation through literature. Not only does Put It In A Book represent the untold stories of marginalized and underrepresented groups, but it also embodies a voice for those stories yet to be written. PIIAB partners with schools and other community organizations to help make diverse books accessible to all.
Torch Literary Arts
Torch Literary Arts creates a space for Black women writers. A space where they can share their stories and uplift each other at all stages of their literary careers. A space where readers and educators can find contemporary writing that celebrates the creativity of Black women across the diaspora. Since their founding in 2006, Torch has published and featured over 300 writers.