On Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, Mayor Adler declared November as Austin Art Month. The proclamation was made in an effort to support the local arts scene and promote organizations that are hosting art-related events for the community in November.

The visual arts scene is growing fast and becoming a visceral part of the city. The proclamation aligns with the booming entertainment industry and promotes the local art scene.

“Austin is a creative, innovative city. We’re good at doing things in new ways, and art helps us see the world in new ways. The creative arts are absolutely vital to who we are as a city and what we can offer the world, so I’m proud to declare November Austin Art Month,” said Mayor Adler. Continue reading

DACA Renewals: How you can help

Free DACA Renewal Clinics:

Saturday, September 30th 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where: KIPP Academy, 5107 S. I35 Frontage Road

Call 512.478.0546 ext. 200 for information and to make an appointment.


Organizations Doing the Work:

Equality Justice Center (EJC)

Your donation to the EJC will help the cost of processing 200 DACA renewals for people that fall 200% below the poverty line. The cost of a DACA renewal is about $500, making a fundraising goal of $100,000.

Donate now at

University Leadership Initiative (ULI)

University Leadership Initiative is hosting a free DACA renewal Clinic on Sunday September 17th from 9am-2pm to help complete renewal applications.

Volunteer or donate to ULI:

  • Access to printing for DACA and know your right packets
  • Folders to store DACA packets after their completed
  • A portable projector to give Know Your Rights presentations
  • Both immigration attorney volunteers and regular volunteers
  • Promotion for both events

To donate, contact Joseph Ramirez at

American Gateways

American Gateways has a fundraising goal of $20,000 to serve the 30 low income appointments already made and to allow for at least 10 more applicants.

They are holding outreach clinics to schedule low-income persons for DACA renewal assistance.

To donate, contact Rebecca Lightsey at>