AUSTIN (KXAN) — This weekend, community leaders will gather to celebrate a local non-profit dedicated to helping youths in Austin’s underprivileged communities.
On Saturday, the African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) is hosting its Changing the Story Gala to honor and recognize Austin leaders for their work with the agency. The gala’s goal is to raise funds to benefit free programs and services for at-risk youth and their families.
First Lady Cecilia Abbott annd Austin Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz are some of the big names attending the event.
Dr. Cornel West, a Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, will give the keynote address. He’s authored 20 books, including the well-regarded Race Matters and Democracy Matters.