The Community Outreach Program (formerly Special Projects) awards grants to worthy community projects assisting Latin American people in the areas of health, parenting, human development, art, and science.

Special Projects – May 2019

2019 Special Projects
Project Recipients (Left to right): Jill Gonzales – Women’s Storybook Project of Texas
Edna Piña Santos – Special Projects Committee member
Katie Montgomery – Saint Louise House
Julie Ballesteros – Manos de Cristo
Jennifer Long – Casa Marianella
Ann Finch – Special Project Committee Chair

Special Projects – May 2017

PART Special Project 2017

Project recipients: (left to right):  Casa Marinella / Posada Esperanza – Patty McCabe; Manos de Cristo – Julie Ballesteros; St. Louise House – David Swincher; Storybook Project – Judith Dullnig


Support Our Schools (formerly Partners in Education Program) is an initiative created to support education programs in our community. To this end, PART of Austin makes annual grants to support the needs of Rodriguez Elementary School and BookSpring (formerly Reading is Fundamental). Funds for both grantees are included in the PART annual budget and may be supplemented by special gifts and/or fundraising.

This project is made all the more special because the school is named for Hermelinda Rodriguez, the first Mexican American woman principal in the Austin Independent School District, who until her death was a member of the Pan American Round Table of Austin.