BUILD holds open house Saturday

Stop by 5100 W. Harrison St. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 16 for a building tour and learn about the non-profit’s work in Austin and its plans for the future. Refreshments will be served.

By The Hand breaks ground on addition

By The Hand Club For Kids broke ground over the weekend on a new $8 million, 30,000-square-foot addition to its 416 N. Laramie Avenue location. The expansion will allow Moving Everest Charter School, who leases the facility during the day, to serve another 270 students in sixth through eighth grade starting in August 2020.

Unpacking trauma and institutionalized racism

Six panelists –– state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, Dr. Elena Quintana, Flint Taylor, Amy Campanelli, Yohance Lacour and Darrell Cannon –– spoke last week about trauma, injustice and institutionalized racism. The July 25th panel discussion was inspired by the recent Netflix miniseries “When They See Us,” which tells the true story of the “Central Park Five,” five young black men wrongfully charged for the assault of a woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989.

Austin groups compete in ‘elevating voices’ fair Saturday

Three organizations doing work in Austin – A Long Walk Home, Chicago Freedom School, and Communities United-Voices of Youth in Chicago (VOYCE) – will participate in the June 1 event at Columbia College Chicago. The organizations, which are supported by the Bright Promises Foundation, will compete for a $10,000 grant.