Austin Aspires is an independent 501(c) 3 non profit organization, created by the Vision 2020 Education Leaders committee, launching in 2014 to improve educational outcomes for all students in Austin.
Austin Aspires is directed by a board of community volunteers and funded by Hormel Foods Corporation, The Hormel Foundation and Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea Austin.
The Austin Public Schools, Pacelli Catholic Schools and Riverland Community College are participating partners in Austin Aspires.
Austin Aspires Board of Directors
Gema Alvarado - Director
John Engelstad - Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
LeeAnn Ettinger - President
Jana Haynes - Secretary-Treasurer
Craig Johnson - Director
Chad Sayles - Vice President
Education support through collective impact
Jennifer Lawhead, Executive Director