Skillpoint is Getting Amped Up for Amplify Austin 2014

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Skillpoint Alliance is thrilled to be participating in the second annual Amplify Austin community-wide giving day, beginning Thursday, March 20 at 6pm and ending at 6pm Friday, March 21.

Amplify Austin, presented by I Live Here, I Give Here, is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Central Texas through online giving in a 24 hour period. Last year Amplify Austin, as a whole, raised over $2.8 million for the Central Texas community and this year their goal is to raise $4 million!

Last year, Skillpoint Alliance raised $1,025 from 10 people in the community – helping us to serve:

  • 10,000 youth through STEM Council Programs.
  • 200 Gateway Program trainees through our Certified Nurses Aide, Electrical, Construction, and HVAC Courses where graduates achieved an 85% employment rate within 30 days of graduation.
  • 3,000 high school students attended the 17th Annual College & Career Expo.
  • 250 individuals through our Empower Computer Literacy program.
  • 500 individuals through our Professional Development programs.
  • 3,000 students through classroom visits as part of Central Texas Discover Engineering, 1,000 students through FIRST® in Texas Robotics Events, and 180 students through Velocity high school internship programs.

This year, we are working to raise $5,000 from 100 individuals and we need your help!

Here are several ways you can be involved in helping Skillpoint to reach our 2014 Amplify Austin goal:

  • Save the Date & Give! Get out your calendar and mark March 20th at 6pm to give to Skillpoint through Amplify Austin. Visit to link to the Amplify Austin Skillpoint donation page or search for Skillpoint Alliance on the Amplify Austin site.
  • Share via Social Media! Last year, social networks were one of the primary mediums people used to share information about Amplify Austin and were then directed to give. Spread the word to your friends and family by liking/sharing/retweeting Skillpoint’s Amplify Austin posts on Facebook and Twitter or share why YOU support Skillpoint and why YOU think it’s important for your followers to support too!

We are so excited to be a part of this special community-wide giving day and can’t wait to amp it up!