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Austin Coming Together is leading a “Quality of Life” neighborhood planning process in the Austin community.  Our goal is to create a 5-year plan for Austin that is driven by community voices.  Our kick-off summit was held on July 29th and attended by over 200 residents.

While this summit was a great success, it was also very “adult-dominated”.  In response, we created a space where youth and young adults in Austin can engage with each other and begin to share leadership of Austin’s future.

ACT, in partnership with the Chicago Park District, LISC, Pyramid Players Productions, the CTU Foundation, and Root 2 Fruit Youth Foundation, organized the “I Love Austin Youth  Showcase and Summit”.  This event featured youth performers and artists from Austin, as well as leadership development, activism, and arts workshops.  At the end of the summit, we closed out with a community peace circle and ceremonial dance led by Move Me Soul.  For more information, contact Jose Abonce at

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