Austin Area Foundation announces changes to the board
By Daily Herald
Published 8:18 am Friday, March 9, 2018

Parents need to keep track of children’s online habits
By Daily Herald

Published 2:01 pm Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Talk to your kids about starting school
By Daily Herald

Bill Spitzer
P & I Coordinator Parenting Resource Center
Published 9:05 am Saturday, September 9, 2017

In the News pg.2

Addressing online safety

By Daily Herald

ublished 11:37 am Sunday, December 17, 2017



Partnerships between families and schools are crucial for kids

By Daily Herald

Published 8:26 am Friday, January 19, 2018​​

April 10, 2017
By Daily Herald
​​Working toward kindergarten readiness
By Jennifer Lawhead, Austin Aspires Executive Director

Setting out to challenge students
By Daily Herald
ublished 7:58 am Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Jennifer Lawhead
Executive Director Austin Aspires

“No significant learning happens without a significant relationship.” – James Comer

January 19, 2017
Pacelli Catholic Schools ·
Spelling Bee. Thank you to all our contestants and Jennifer Lawhead as our guest announcer.
First Place finish went to Neha Thawani Nanda and Second Place to Madi Rysavy.

Jennifer Lawhead speaks before the Austin School Board on the importance of recognizing chronic attendance.

​The School Board proclaimed September as Attendance Awareness Month.

Students STEP Up to sample careers
By Daily Herald
Published 8:27 am Tuesday, March 21, 2017
By Jennifer Lawhead, Austin Aspires.

Austin City Council declares ‘Attendance Awareness Month’; Councilmembers also recognize youth soccer
By Mike Stoll

Published 8:40 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Austin Aspires OnQ

Published 7:34 am Friday, June 30, 2017
​​​Ready to launch: ‘Adulting: The Manual’ highlights skills students need for independence
By Daily Herald
By Jennifer Lawhead, Austin Aspires

Austin Aspires marks Attendance Awareness Month
By Daily Herald
Published 8:17 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Schools, community work to reinforce attendance
By Deb Nicklay
Published 8:36 am Monday, September 25, 2017
Research shows chronic absenteeism has direct effect on achievement

February 22, 2017
​Representative Haley and Jennifer Lawhead, Director of the Austin, MN non-profit group Austin Aspires speaks to lawmakers at the Minnesota Capitol to about education partnerships.​

Mar 25, 2017 - Doug and Judy Myers present Jennifer Lawhead with a check from Austin First United Methodist Church to Austin Aspires. ​

May 19, 2017
​​Parent to Parent: Austin Aspires backs peer help
By Daily Herald
​​By Jennifer Lawhead, Austin Aspires Executive Director help/

A spark can light the fire of interest
By Daily Herald
Published 8:34 am Wednesday, February 21, 2018


On Q 10/06/2017:

Featuring  Vision 2020's Austin Aspires update

Just a bit short; United Way, just shy of goal, ‘thrilled’ with campaign

By Deb Nicklay

Published 8:13 am Friday, April 21, 2017

Austin Aspires

Instilling a love of reading; Austin Public Library holds third annual Family Literacy Event

By Mike Stoll

Published 9:15 am Monday, April 9, 2018