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Add Your Voice to the Movement

Updated: Oct 28, 2023


Hola and Hello,

Over the first two public hearings on the 2024 Austin City Budget, hundreds of Austinites spoke up in support of the Community Investment Budget (CIB) and reject proposals that don’t serve us as a community, like an increased police budget and the detrimental restructuring of the Equity and Civil Rights Offices. Thanks to your strong advocacy, the City halted plans to disempower the Equity and Civil Rights Offices and City Council filed dozens of good budget amendments to fulfill the Community Investment Budget! However; there are still good proposals that need a champion, like the $5.9M CIB recommendation to fund workforce development. On August 16th, you'll have one more chance to make your voice heard to help push for things missing from the budget like workforce development that help fund Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ). How you can help AUTMHQ advocate for workforce development funding: 1. Email or call your city council member and the mayor to thank them for their good amendments and to urge them to support workforce development funding. 2. Sign up to speak on Wednesday 8/16: Testify at Austin City Hall or over-the-phone on Wednesday, August 16th starting at 10 AM. You can sign-up online until noon on Tuesday, August 15th. In-person sign-up ends at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, August 16. Please come in-person if you’re able! 3. Mention the Master Community Workforce Plan to move Austinites out of poverty or the Hire Local Plan where businesses employ and develop local talent to meet workforce needs. Mention that AUTMHQ's services help to support this work. Thank you for joining us in this movement towards a more diverse and equitable tech ecosystem for all. Sincerely, The AUTMHQ Team


Non-Profit Tech Summit | Capital Factory & Online | Tues. Aug. 15 | 7-9 p.m. CTThe Non-Profit Tech Summit is an intimate gathering of non-profit tech communities with the goal of discussing how we can work together to elevate the Hispanic community! If you are the leader of a non-profit tech organization, consider attending this event! The meeting will consist of introductions, collaboration, and connection. Feel free to bring a set of slides to present about your organization.

Networking Forum - Increasing Blacks & Hispanics in STEM | Wed. Aug. 16 | 4:30-6 p.m. CTThis highly anticipated forum, sponsored by AUTMHQ, will bring together professionals, educators and innovators in the STEM community to foster collaboration, exchange ideas, and explore opportunities for increasing diversity in STEAM fields. Moderated by AUTMHQ's President and CEO, Michael Ward, Jr., come connect and learn how to support Blacks and Hispanics in STEM and engage in captivating panel discussions.

Your Financial Journey with Chase | Wed. Aug. 16 | 6-7 p.m. CT Join AUTMHQ and Chris Cordova from Chase for an empowering online workshop designed to support you as you chart your financial future! In this online workshop, we delve into goal setting, and financial road mapping by defining four pivotal goals for the next decade.

Your Financial Journey & Backpack Drive | Sat. Aug. 19 | 12-1 p.m. CT Join us for an empowering event led by financial expert Chris Cordova from Chase. Gain actionable insights to supercharge your financial know-how. Plus, don't miss our exciting backpack giveaway, just in time for back-to-school season (while supplies last).

Hispanic Hackers Social | Tue. Aug. 22 | 7 p.m. CT Join Hispanic Hackers at Cidercade Austin for a night of cyber and cider! Whether you're an engineer, entrepreneur, or just really really good at Space Invaders, they'd love for you to join them for some Latino tech community fun!

How to Maximize your Career Growth & Opportunities: A Panel Discussion with Latina Leaders at Expedia Group | Thurs. Aug. 24 | 5:30 CT The event aims to provide valuable insights and guidance to Latina professionals on how to maximize their career growth and seize opportunities within their careers. With a focus on empowering Latina individuals, the panel discussion will offer practical strategies, personal experiences, and advice from successful Latina leaders within Expedia Group.


Director of Marketing and Communications The Director of Marketing and Communications at Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) is responsible for implementing and maintaining a robust strategic organizational public relations program. The goal is to ensure that AUTMHQ is seen as a leader in the workforce development field.

Development and Grants Manager The Development and Grants Manager at Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) is responsible for helping our company apply for new revenue and manage reporting for existing revenue. This position is responsible for engaging across departments to gather information that explains our program to funders and potential funders, managing the revenue calendar, and working closely with the grants team to ensure enough grants, contracts, and other revenue are regularly inbound.


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