Evolve Austin unites established partner organizations that are moving the city towards the progressive vision established in Imagine Austin.
The Austin Apartment Association is a trade association composed of diverse groups that represent and serve the rental housing industry. The purpose of AAA is to promote professionalism through education, provide a means of communication, participate in the legislative process and encourage mutual support of our members, the industry and the community.
Austin Board of Realtors is dedicated to providing its members with unparalleled member benefits that speak to every aspect of your real estate business. In a fast-paced profession, you can rely on ABoR to provide a foundation for your success.
The Austin Chamber of Commerce's vision is for Austin to have the country’s most prosperous business community. They provide leadership that facilitate the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its partners, taking on the biggest challenges so you can focus on growing your business.
The Austin Community Design & Development Center (ACDDC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit design professional organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for all by providing sustainable design, planning, and development services to low and moderate income individuals, families, and neighborhoods. They envision a network of sustainable, diverse, resilient neighborhoods and communities, each meeting basic needs and providing equitable housing, economic development, and social engagement for all.
The Austin Cooperative Business Association (ACBA) is a joint project between Austin-area cooperatives that aims to benefit and expand cooperative businesses in Central Texas. The ACBA works to increase the membership and profitability of cooperative businesses, connect compatible cooperatives and advocate for cooperatives among consumers, economic development organizations, and state and local governments.
Austin Habitat for Humanity empowers community members and gives them better control of their futures through homeownership. Austin Habitat for Humanity is an Evolve Austin Partner Organization because they believe safe and stable homes are the foundation of healthy families and sustainable communities, both key elements of the Imagine Austin comprehensive plan.
The Austin Housing Coalition (formerly Austin CHDO Roundtable) is a coalition of nonprofit agencies and other interested organizations, businesses, and citizens who support the development of safe affordable housing for Austin residents. The Austin Housing Coalition serves and advocates on behalf of the needs of Austin’s low income populations, including seniors, people with disabilities, both chronically and non-chronically homeless, veterans, teens aging out of foster care, single-headed households with children, and low-income students.
Austin Justice Coalition is a grassroots, activist-led organization addressing criminal justice reform at the local level. They plan to meet local community needs, empower and enlighten community stakeholders, mentor youth and young adults, as well as increase political involvement in minority and underrepresented communities throughout Austin.
Austin Music People (AMP) is the advocacy organization for the brands, bands, and fans that make Austin the Live Music Capital of the World. AMP is an Evolve Austin Partner Organization because they support Imagine Austin, and because they believe that our city's artists and creatives deserve to have a strong, clear voice on issues like affordability, transportation, and education.
Austin Tech Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(6) nonprofit focused on promoting civic engagement in Austin’s tech sector by educating the tech grassroots on policies issues, advocating for tech-forward solutions to community challenges, and activating the tech sector to speak up, participate, and vote.
Austin Technology Council is a non-profit organization made up of leaders and experts in Central Texas’ thriving tech community. They connect people and companies from across the technology landscape, providing access to knowledge, talent, capital, content, networking and market visibility necessary to the growth and sustainability of our member companies and the Austin tech ecosystem.
Formed as a result of the Mayor’s Task Force on Aging, AustinUP is transforming Austin into an age-friendly, livable community that embraces aging innovation – a city that responds to aging as a dynamic rather than a stagnant force. They look forward to working with Evolve Austin on shared goals and fulfillment of the Imagine Austin plan.
The Austin Young Chamber of Commerce provides valuable opportunities for the professional and personal development of young professionals, in addition to promoting the general economic interest of the Austin business community. Their mission is to develop and connect young professionals in Austin to create business, community and individual success.
Bike Austin improves quality of life for all of Austin and Central Texas by growing bicycling as a form of transportation, exercise, and recreation. Bicycling supports the community as a whole by: increasing roadway capacity and user mobility; strengthening the economy and household affordability; improving the environment; and promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.
College Houses provides affordable, cooperative housing to students in West Campus. For over 50 years, we've embodied our values of stewardship, cooperation and empowerment through our service to our members, the community and our city. They aim to be advocates for cooperative housing having a place in the Imagine Austin plan as a viable solution to Austin's affordable housing crisis.
The Congress for the New Urbanism Central Texas is dedicated to making better places for people in Central Texas, bringing together experts, leaders and communities to guide our region toward creating more livable and prosperous communities. CNU-CTX has taken an active role in advocating for the principles articulated in the Charter for the New Urbanism and providing leadership to foster more walkable, mixed-use, human-scaled, and vibrant communities.
Desegregate Austin is concerned that Austin is expensive on purpose. They are the generation of Austinites who will repeal the segregation-era laws that were designed to keep wealthy neighborhoods exclusive.
The Downtown Austin Alliance is a partnership of downtown property owners, individuals, and businesses devoted to preserving and enhancing the value and vitality of downtown Austin. They believe it is essential that we use the Imagine Austin comprehensive plan to guide our city's growth in order to optimize sustainability and economic health, and we are proud to be an Evolve Austin partner organization.
Since its founding in 1969, Ecology Action has worked to create a healthier environment through brownfield remediation and education, resource recovery operations, and zero waste initiatives in Central Texas. As an Evolve Austin partner, they are committed to the environmental principles of the Imagine Austin Plan as it steers Austin toward a more vibrant, just, and sustainable future.
Environment Texas is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. They believe there’s something special about Texas — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, shortsighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action.
Friends of Austin Neighborhoods (FAN) aims to reclaim the word “neighborhood” for the voices of inclusion. A coalition of neighborhood associations and neighborhood residents, FAN is working to improve neighborhood representation throughout our city.
Since 1953, the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin has served as the leading not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to residential construction and remodeling in Central Texas. The HBA works with government, public, businesses and community organizations in six counties--Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson--to advance the practice and professionalism of the home building industry in our community, with the vision that all people live in homes and communities that enable them to thrive.
One Voice Central Texas is a coalition of the leadership of almost one hundred nonprofit health and human service organizations working to make sure that everyone can contribute to our community and thrive. They represent the integrated network of human services that connects everyone of all ages and circumstances to social resources, opportunities, and support so that each person can reach their highest potential.
The Real Estate Council of Austin's mission is to be an effective resource and advocate for the interests of the real estate industry and to promote and sustain the Greater Austin region as an outstanding community in which to live. They believe all Central Texans should have the opportunity to find meaningful employment, affordable housing, and outstanding education within a clean and safe environment.
Reconnect Austin is a long-term urban design and economic development solution to I-35, the 4th most congested roadway in the U.S. and a division between East and West Austin. The group envisions a lively, walkable urban space with improved accessibility for all.
Skillpoint Alliance is a social enterprise that builds partnerships among industry, education and the community, leading to college and career success for Central Texans, while meeting employers’ needs for a qualified workforce. They facilitate and sustain industry-led workforce development solutions, while addressing the need to develop local talent and provide educational opportunities leading to college and career success for our citizens.
TexPIRG uncovers threats to public health and well-being and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. Their mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government.
Urban Patchwork works with thousands of neighbors throughout Austin to galvanize communities around turning underutilized private and public space into productive urban gardens and farms, educational space, and activity centers. They help projects come to life that strengthen and beautify our communities, expand our food system’s reach, and reduce the environmental impact of landscaping and agriculture.
Walk Austin works to move Austin toward a culture of walking as a transportation mode throughout the city. They aim to make walking enjoyable, healthy, and safe by collaborating with diverse communities and city leaders to improve policies, programs, and infrastructure and through supporting land uses, street designs and crossings that are friendly to pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
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