Todos Juntos Learning Center is a non-profit organization that serves primarily Latino, Spanish-speaking, low-income families in the Austin and surrounding areas. Todos Juntos seeks to help all families, regardless of faith, income, or ethnic background, gain access to a quality learning experience by:
Providing adult education services
Providing early childhood education services
Providing family learning experiences
Providing a trust-based community
Partnering with established organizations
To foster a brighter future for our families.
Building a community of dignity for families to realize their own success.
Communication: Todos Juntos promotes group learning by encouraging all students and teachers to contribute ideas, and provide active support for each other. Community: Todos Juntos creates a network of parents, caregivers, students, and teachers to create a solid support system. Fun: Todos Juntos provides a fun learning environment where parents and children play together to learn together. Compassion: Todos Juntos establishes long-lasting relationships with students to actively support their needs. Empowerment: Todos Juntos empowers students to help them advocate for themselves and their families. Flexibility: Todos Juntos provides students and families with a flexible learning environment that supports life changes and daily needs.
What We Do
Since 2009, Todos Juntos has used a three-pronged approach to combat intergenerational poverty among Austin’s low-income, Spanish-speaking residents. The approach combines high quality early childhood education (ECE), adult English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, and culturally appropriate parenting and life skills education. Todos Juntos believes that a multimodal, multigenerational approach is the best approach to ending the cycle of poverty and ensuring that all Austin’s residents can enjoy the promise our city has to offer.
Why We Do It:
In Travis County, 49% of children under the age of 6 are low-income.³
In Travis County, only 19% of low-income children who did not attend pre-K, are ready to enter kindergarten.⁴
The most significant predictor of a child’s future success in school is their mother’s literacy level.²
In 2009, 57% of births to Hispanic mothers were to women with no high school diploma.³
Students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times as likely to drop out of high school, if they also live in poverty, they are six times more likely, if they are also black or latino, they are eight times more likely to drop out of high school.¹
¹Double Jeopardy: How Poverty & Third-Grade Reading Skills Influence High School Graduation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, January 2012
²Mother’s Education and Children’s Outcomes: How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America’s Families, Foundation for Child Development, July 2014.
⁴School Readiness Action Plan for Austin/Travis County, United Way for Greater Austin, 2012