Join us March 1 for Amplify Austin and help ACC raise money for the Student Emergency Fund

For a sixth year, Austin Community College District (ACC) joins Amplify Austin — a community-wide day of charitable giving. The ACC Amplify Austin Campaign begins this week and provides financial support to help ensure students don’t have to choose between their academic and career goals and paying their bills.

Amplify Austin officially begins 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, and runs through 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Donations also can be accepted early. Proceeds will benefit the college’s Student Emergency Fund. This year’s goal is to raise $50,000.

The ACC Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to students who are faced with unanticipated emergencies during the semester so they can stay on track to reach their academic and career goals. Credit program students can apply for support after unforeseen financial emergencies, including: 

  • Housing and living expenses
  • Car repairs or transportation issues
  • Child care
  • Family emergencies
  • Natural disasters
  • Unanticipated loss of employment

Last year's Amplify Austin donations helped ACC provide financial support to students so they could pay for rent, transportation, food, and other basic essential needs. 

“The funds were crucial in ensuring we had the flexibility we needed to help students when, where, and how they needed to be helped. There are many requests that would have been declined had we not had those funds. To me, each of those requests is a person with goals and dreams, and we were able to get them another step closer,” says Angelica Cancino de Sandoval, ACC’s Director of Special Support & Grants.

There are three ways to support ACC during Amplify Austin: 

  1. Donate: Visit ACC’s Amplify Austin fundraising page to make a direct donation.
  2. Raise funds: Recruit friends to donate.
  3. Share the love: Take a selfie with an “I Amplify ACC because…” message to post on social media. Join the conversation with #AmplifyACC and #AmplifyATX.
  4. Spread the word: Let your friends and family know about ways they can support ACC's Amplify movement.

For more information, and to donate, click here.